Netherlands vs. Argentina is a World Cup classic with a lot of history. In nine games in which they have metNot counting the results on penalties, the Dutch have the advantage, so it will be a difficult duel for Argentina to overcome as the rest of Qatar 2022 has been.
5 clashes have been in a World Cup. In Germany 1974, the edition of the ‘Clockwork Orange’ explosion. The European team led by Rinus Michels and led by Johan Cruyff that had an impact on the rest of football, overwhelmed the albiceleste team in the second phase of the event.
It was the 1978 final where Mario Alberto Kempes scored 2 goals and finished, for the second time in a row, Dutch aspirations in the last breath of a generation unmatched in their country.
They no longer coincided until two decades later, in France 1998. At the Velodrome stadium in Marseille. The Netherlands beat Argentina 2-1 with goals from Patrick Kluivert and Denis Bergkamp one minute from the end that undid the tie achieved by Claudio ‘el Piojo’ López.
Two editions later fate brought them together in Germany 2006. It was soon, in the group stage. Both, classified, equalized without goals in the clash played in the stadium of the World Cup in Frankfurt.
The most recent, the last so far, It was Brazil 2014. A historic clash, also remembered, with the final at stake and which ended goalless. It was resolved from the penalty spot and won by Argentina, who played the title they lost against Germany.
In Qatar 2022 they meet again. Netherlands and Argentina. It will be the tenth time, with the air of a classic and accounts to settle. With the semifinal at stake.
– The nine matches between the Netherlands and Argentina
May 26, 1974 (Friendly) NED 4 – ARG 1
June 26, 1974 (World) NED 4 – ARG 0
June 25, 1978 (World) ARG 3 – NED 1 World final
May 22, 1979 (Friendly) NED 0 – ARG 0
July 4, 1998 (World) NED 2 – ARG 1
March 31, 1999 (Friendly) NED 1 – ARG 1
February 12, 2003 (Friendly) NED 1 – ARG 0
June 21, 2006 (Worldwide) NED 0 – ARG 0
July 9, 2014 (Worldwide) NED 0 – ARG 0
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