Netherlands vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2022: Match details, Where To Watch, Team News, Probable Playing XI and Match Predictions
Date: December 9, 2022
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium
Netherlands vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to watch?
In Uk, it’s Sky Sports Network and BT Sports. In the USA, it can be streamed on the DAZN App or FOX Sports. In India, the game can be watched on the Sports18 channel and Jio Cinema.
Netherlands vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2022: Team News
Van Gaal should have his complete complement of players available for the quarterfinal despite an early scare with Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong (ankle) before the triumph against the United States.
Stefan de Vrij, the Inter Milan centre defender, missed Sunday’s practice due to pain but has since returned to the team and is now trying to unseat Jurrien Timber, Virgil van Dijk, and Nathan Ake.
Depay’s opening goal against the United States gave him 24 goals in his 30 games for the Netherlands, and he should team up with Gakpo in an unblemished starting XI once again.
Sevilla forward Papu Gomez left the field in the 50th minute against Australia with a sprained ankle and is questionable for the match, but Angel Di Maria is making progress in his rehabilitation from a quadriceps injury and should be able to replace Gomez. Although Rodrigo De Paul’s muscles are tired, he is otherwise healthy and well.
Scaloni has no further injury worries, so the partnership of Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi in the middle of the defence should stay despite Lisandro Martinez’s persistent pressuring.
Earlier this week, the likes of Angel Correa and Leandro Paredes were put through their paces in a training ground XI, but neither player is anticipated to displace Di Maria or the excellent Enzo Fernandez for a start in the quarterfinal.
Netherlands vs Argentina, FIFA World Cup 2022: Probable Playing XI
Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Jong, De Roon, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay
Argentina’s possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; Fernandez, De Paul, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez
With all of the attacking skill on display at Lusail and the Dutch’s tendency for lightning-quick counter-attacks, a high-scoring contest should be on the menu. Both teams also have a small weakness.
We do not anticipate a break in the pattern of scoreless World Cup matches between the Netherlands and Argentina, so Scaloni’s squad may need to depend on their penalty-kick skill to advance to a semi-final showdown with either Croatia or Brazil.