World Cup Preview | Netherlands v Argentina

Netherlands take on Argentina in the quarter-finals of the World Cup at the Lusail Stadium on Friday.

Netherlands successfully advanced to the last eight after beating USA 3-1 at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha with goals from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries.

Argentina defeated Australia 2-1 in the round of 16 on Saturday evening after a dazzling Lionel Messi display.

Last five games

Netherlands: W W D W W

Argentina: W W W L W

Team News

Unless any fresh injury concerns surface leading up to the game in Lusail, Netherlands should have a fully fit squad available for what will be their toughest challenge yet.

Papu Gomez came into the starting 11 to replace the injured Ángel Di María against Australia, so it is not yet known whether the Juventus wide player will be ready in time for Friday’s game.

Netherlands possible starting lineup:

Andries Noppert; Jurrien Timber, Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Ake, D. Dumfries, Marten De Roon, Frenkie De Jong, Daley Blind, Davy Klassen, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay.

Argentina possible starting lineup:

Emiliano Martínez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, N. Otamendi, Marcos Acuña, Rodrigo De Paul, E. J. Fernández, Alexis MacAllister, Julián Álvarez, Lionel Messi, Papu Gómez.

Mark Marston | GWFN

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