Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Lusail Stadium
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
After the gruelling group stage and Round of 16, Argentina and the Netherlands will lock horns in the second quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Both teams have been incredible throughout the tournament and will give the fans an entertaining match. The Dutch defeated the USA in their Round of 16 game. While Argentina took down Australia in the pre-quarterfinal fixture.
Right-back Jeremie Frimpong is still recovering from his ankle injury.
Midfielder Papu Gomez sprained his ankle against Australia but will recover in time for the Quarterfinals. Winger Ángel Di María is also recovering from his injury and could be in contention to start as per the comments of the coach.
Under Louis Van Gaal, the Netherlands has been one of the most well-organized teams in the World Cup so far. They have remained undefeated in Qatar with three wins and one draw. The Dutch defence has been water-tight with Virgil Van Dyk leading the charge. In the middle, Frenkie de Jong has been a top performer. While the attack is led by the dynamic duo of Cody Gakpo and Memphis Depay.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Netherlands
Noppert (GK); Timber, Van Dijk (C), Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, F. De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay
Luis Scaloni’s men haven’t been at their dominant best in the World Cup so far. Argentina lost its opening game and since then has gradually improved with Lionel Messi shouldering the majority of the burden. In attack, Julian Alvarez has consolidated himself as a mainstay while youngster Enzo Fernandes has complimented Messi well in the midfield. Another massive positive for Argentina has been central defender Lisandro Martinez, who has continued his incredible form in the World Cup.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Argentina
E. Martinez (GK); Molina, L Martinez, Romero, Tagliafico; Mac Allister, Fernandez, De Paul; Alvarez, Messi (C), Di Maria
As per the above prediction, Luis Scaloni’s Argentina will beat the Netherlands and qualify for the semi-finals in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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