With Lionel Messi and Argentina set to meet with the Netherlands, anything can happen in the quarterfinals. So, what if Argentina lose to the Dutch?
Argentina entered the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar as one of the teams to beat. However, their 36-game unbeaten run was snapped on debut against Saudi Arabia, raising alarm bells left and right for Lionel Scaloni’s side.
The Albiceleste bounced back in a big way with three convincing wins over Mexico, Poland and Australia. They will now face their toughest task yet when they face an inspired Netherlands team fresh from crushing the USMNT.
Louis van Gaal’s side were underwhelming and less than impressive in the group stage, but showed plenty of promise in the Round of 16. They have more than enough talent to screw up and advance to the semi-finals.
Qatar 2022: What If Argentina Lose To The Netherlands?
So, what if Lionel Messi and the Argentineans can’t get past the Dutch’s pesky defense? We’ve reached the win-or-go-home scenario, so that would mean the end of the tournament for the South Americans.
The Dutch, on the other hand, would then move on to the semifinals to face the winner of the quarterfinals matchup between Brazil and Croatia, sending Messi home empty-handed in his final World Cup.