The 2nd and the finals match in the semifinals stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament being held in Brazil will have Argentina playing against Netherlands. The match will be played on the 9th day of July at Arena de Sao Paulo, a stadium that is located in Sao Paulo City of Brazil.
This semifinal match between Argentina and Netherlands will officially kick off at 4 pm Eastern time. The 62nd match is one of the tough match as it will be among the two best teams and favorites in the tournament that is underway. Argentina qualified for this stage after securing victory against Belgium in the quarter finals.
Netherlands on the other side were able to defeat Costa Rica in the quarters and this is the match that ended up in penalties. The match will be a determining factor as to which team will have to make it to the finals of the tournament.
Argentina vs Netherlands: Semifinal Match Preview
Argentina has been able to win all the last 5 matches of the ongoing tournament. Winning against Belgium secured a chance for this South American team in the semifinals of the world Cup.
Statistics show that Argentina have been winning all its matches with a 1 goal difference since the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off. In most cases, this team has always been accused of depending heavily on one player, Lionel Messi, who is among the world best players.
The team also is said to have a defense that is always weak and hence sometimes rendered unreliable. Despite all this challenges, the team has managed to win enough matches that has made them reach this far.
The team has a lot of players who will have to combine their efforts and skills if at all they want to win this match. The team should however know that their opponents at all cost must not be underrated. They will have to put in the required skills if making it to the finals is concerned.
Netherlands have been among the teams that have performed best in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In every that the Dutch team have played, that have always dominated. The team begun the match on a very high note by defeating the defending champions, Spain, 5 goals to 1.
This was the same story for the team when it faced Australia, Chile and even Mexico. Thanks to a number of quality players the Dutch team has. The team however was abit shaky when it played against Costa Rica in quarter final stages of the ongoing tournament.
Despite the match going into extra time, none of the two teams was able to score hence the match welcoming penalties to which Netherlands won. Netherlands are now determined to win this match as they are focused on clinchi9ng the 2014 FIFA World Cup title.
Argentina vs Netherlands: Key Players of The Match
The key player of the match for Argentina will be Lionel Messi who is also the captain of the team. He has been one of the savior superstar in the previous matches they have played so far.
Messi has the best skills which when well used will be beneficial for the team. He will work together with Sergio Romero and Angel Di Maria to make sure that they do win this match.
Netherlands on the other hand will rely mostly on Arjen Robben, Bruno Martins Indi and Wesley Sneijder. The trio players are reliable and will work with other players within the team so as to make sure this match ends up in their favor.
Argentina vs Netherlands: Head To Head Matches
Argentina and Netherlands have faced each other a total of 8 times from the previous records. 4 out of this matches were won by Netherlands and Argentina managed to secure victory only once.
The remaining 3 matches ended up in a draw. 13 goals out of the total 19 were scored by the Dutch team as Argentina managed to net only 6 times. This hence will be the 9th time the two teams will be playing against each other.
Argentina vs Netherlands: Match Prediction and Probable Lineups
Argentina is a team that is known for its slow tactics which will for real cost them a lot in this match. The Dutch team will have a pace which will be very difficult for the South American team to match.
At the 90th minute, the score line will be 3-2 in favor of Netherlands. Argentina will have to admit the defeat and fail to qualify for the finals of the tournament.
Probable squad of Argentina:- Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojjo, Mascherano, Biglia, Messi, Rodriguez, Higuain, and Aguero.
Probable squad of Netherlands:- Krul, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins, Kuyt, Georginio, Sneijder, Blind, Robben, Van Persie, and Depay.
Argentina vs Netherlands: Where To Watch Live Stream Online?
If you are looking for links to watch Holland vs Argentina live stream online, then below you will get 2 types of link. Free and Paid link. Free link is a normal quality stream link, while Paid link is a HD Quality Stream Link. Now, Choice is yours !!
Free Link:- ESPN
Paid Link:- Satellite Direct (HD)
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