The Netherlands, one of just four unbeaten teams in Qatar, take on Argentina in a quarter-final that’s dripping with World Cup history. They’ve met at five previous editions of the tournament, taking two wins apiece and drawing the other, but La Albiceleste have a knack of breaking Dutch hearts on the very biggest occasions. Here’s how to watch a Netherlands vs Argentina live stream in the quarter-finals stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Netherlands vs Argentina live stream
Dates: Friday, December 9
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
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The Oranje have been the embodiment of cool in Qatar. After breezing through Group A, they played pretty much at half-pace against the US on Saturday, a perfectly executed rope-a-dope paving the way to an easy 3-1 victory. With Louis van Gaal recovering from cancer and goalkeeper Andries Noppert shining on the world’s biggest stage after being rejected by every club he’s every tried out for, it’s easy to see why they’ve become the neutral’s choice.
Argentina entered the tournament on a 36-game unbeaten run, but for all of the noise around Lionel Messi, at no point have they really looked like serious contenders. Lionel Scaloni’s men required a huge slice of fortune to get past Australia in the last round and were hanging on for dear life at the end, Emiliano Martinez proving the difference between the two teams.
Much was touted about the likes of Denmark as the dark horses of this tournament but the Netherlands have been the ones that have been flying beneath the radar so far, and successfully. Beat Argentina, and people will really begin to talk about the prospect of the World Cup trophy finally making its way to Holland.
Things went Argentina’s way in the 1978 final, and then to the Dutch in the famous France 98 quarter. How will it pan out in Qatar?
Netherlands vs Argentina kicks off at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail at 7pm GMT / 2pm ET. Follow our guide on how to watch a Netherlands vs Argentina live stream wherever you are, starting with how to watch every World Cup game for FREE in the UK.
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Netherlands vs Argentina team news
The state of Memphis Depay’s hamstrings has been the Netherlands’ biggest fitness concern throughout the World Cup, but the No.10 looks like he’s back to 100% after bagging his first goal of the tournament at the weekend.
Angel Di Maria sat out the victory over Australia with a minor thigh injury, but Argentina’s key playmaker is expected to return for the clash against the Netherlands.
World Cup 2022 fixtures
(All times GMT. Take away 5 hours for ET. Add 11 hours for AEDT.)
Friday, December 93pm – Croatia vs Brazil
7pm – Netherlands vs Argentina
Saturday, December 10
3pm – Morocco/Spain vs Portugal/Switzerland
7pm – England vs France
Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14
Saturday, December 17
3rd place playoff
Sunday, December 18
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