The Netherlands and Argentina go head-to-head for a place in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Friday.
Netherlands-Argentina team news
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Louis van Gaal has no injury concerns heading into Friday’s fixture and he is expected to name the same Netherlands side that beat the USA in the round of 16.
Speaking ahead of the quarter-final clash, Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni discussed reports that Rodrigo De Paul and Ángel Di María were doubts for the game.
“De Paul trained yesterday, as did Di María. Sometimes, players who have played before, will only complete half of the training. We will see today if they are able to play or not.”
Di María missed Argentina’s last-16 victory against Australia and his fitness will be monitored between now and the crunch clash. Sevilla’s Alejandro Gómez could be the man to replace the experienced forward.
Possible Netherlands XI vs Argentina:
Noppert; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Blind; Klaassen; Gakpo, Depay.
Possible Argentina XI vs Netherlands:
Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuña; De Paul, Fernández, Mac Allister; Messi; Di María, Álvarez.
Who will referee Netherlands vs Argentina?
Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz will take charge of Netherlands-Argentina on Friday 9 December.
Where is Netherlands vs Argentina taking place?
The match will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail.
The last two World Cup matches between the Netherlands and Argentina have ended in 0-0 draws. The draws occurred in the 2006 group stages and in the 2014 semi-final, where Argentina advanced on penalties.
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