Argentina and the Netherlands are set to meet in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. It will be one of the marquee matches of the tournament.
Argentina and the Netherlands will meet in their sixth World Cup match, with Argentina having two major wins, one in the championship in 1978 and a semi-final penalty shootout win in 2014. The Netherlands beat Argentina in 1998 in historic fashion, knocking in the winner on the stem. they were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
For Argentina, since losing to Uruguay in the 1930 final, La Albiceleste have been knocked out by a European team in every World Cup they have not won. The Netherlands have won their last three World Cup quarter-final appearances in 1998, 2010 and 2014.
What happens if Argentina defeats the Netherlands?
A World Cup knockout stage match cannot end in a tie, if Argentina were to defeat the Netherlands it would mean that Lionel Scaloni’s side would move on to the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup. It would be a return to the semifinals since 2014 where Argentina were finalists.
Argentina in reaching the semifinals would guarantee playing 7 games at the World Cup as they would automatically play in the third-place game. Argentina would meet the winner of Brazil vs Croatia.