Match 57: Netherlands vs. Argentina [QF]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2022 - Knockout Stage' started by Paul Calixte, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. celito

    celito Moderator
    Staff Member

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    What's Di Maria's status ?
     
  2. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    He's fine but still may not start if Scaloni prefers the back 3.
     
  3. Nani_17

    Nani_17 Member+

    Nov 3, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I completely feel you. I've lost sleep many nights before big games over the years.

    I'll be nervous tomorrow night, but for now I can just look forward to this game as a neutral hoping for a good game between 2 of football's powers.

    If it makes you feel any better I can't help but feel the Netherlands will do their thing in their current style and will find a way past a frustrated Argentina.
     
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  4. Kamtedrejt

    Kamtedrejt Member+

    Internazionale Milano
    Albania
    Mar 14, 2017
    Hamburg
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Albania
    #54 Kamtedrejt, Dec 9, 2022
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2022
    If it helps the Netherlands are in my book extraordinary likely to take home a medal from this World Cup.

    In order to achieve that they need to win at least two matches which they will. You can trust me.

    Will it be the trophy? Will it be another runners-up finish or will it be bronze?

    That is written strictly in the stars and I can not give any guarantees of which colour the medal will be.
     
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  5. Dward1

    Dward1 Member

    May 29, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://saturdays.substack.com/p/the-big-argentina-netherlands-preview

    A data based preview I wrote about the game.

    Argentina have looked miles clear, a true contender, but have had a comically weak schedule. Mexico, and even the Saudis and Aussies, were able to keep Argentina from good shots for a while.

    Netherlands seem unlikely to be able to hold off a large volume of shots or a high field tilt (they prefer the second it seems), but Argentina have not looked easy to counter against at all, in fact the opposite.

    Dutch have one amazing goal from a counter but very mediocre numbers overall, the return of Depay to full fitness is their big threat. He's their clear best attacking player.

    lots more there (De Jong's partner, Argentina RB, Otamendi playing well, etc). hope it adds to the mental map you guys have
     
  6. MIGkiller

    MIGkiller Member+

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    May 9, 2003
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Whoever win this match, I hope they destroy Croatia.

    Can't stand a team whose philosophy is to win a WC all by PKs.
     
  7. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    im hoping for a miracle Argie win. Slim hope but its all I have.
     
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  8. pipinogol

    pipinogol Member+

    May 20, 2016
    Club:
    Cary RailHawks U23
    Both teams will play 3-5-2.

    NED: Noppert; Timber, VVD, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Berjwin, Blind; Gakpo, Depay.

    ARG: Martinez; Romero, Otamendi, Martinez; Molina, De Paul, Fernandez, MacAllister, Acuña; Messi, Alvarez.
     
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  9. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    yes but dutch 352 will quickly turn to 522
     
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  10. oc2004

    oc2004 Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Let's go Argentina. You are now the only hope for South America! Let's go Messi. Beat the boring Netherlands and Croatia!
     
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  11. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    No Di María :(
     
  12. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Let the suffering commence in 0 hours, 40 minutes.
     
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  13. argentine soccer fan

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    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    if we were out before Brazil, I would have supported them as well
     
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  14. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I don't think that's their philosophy. It's just how it turned out so far.
     
  15. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Line of 3…

    I don’t like it, but I’ll trust Scaloni.
     
  16. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I mean Argentina doesn’t play entertaining football like Brazil. They’re very pragmatic.
     
  17. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    not a bad Argie start
     
  18. Doogs

    Doogs Member+

    Dec 11, 2010
    Miami
    Club:
    Millonarios Bogota
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    happy to see Julian Alvarez get the start
     
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  19. locoxriver

    locoxriver Moderator
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    May 22, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    He has been a starter.. third consecutive start
     
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  20. marco gabbiadini

    Sunderland
    England
    Jul 7, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Are they going to have a player sent off?
     
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  21. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he's still married to Jorgelina Cardoso
     
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  22. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    It's great, love the anticipation butterflies. :ninja::D
     
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  23. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    In the final, against Portugal. :D
     
  24. Jon Stakes

    Jon Stakes Member+

    Egypt
    Nov 18, 2022
    This half of the world cup is going to be boring as hell...

    The second half looks way more enticing.
     
  25. JoCryuff98

    JoCryuff98 Member+

    Barcelona
    Netherlands
    Jan 3, 2018
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

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