Netherlands vs Argentina is second semi final match of 2014 FIFA World Cup which is scheduled to be played on 9th of July. This is the 9th international meeting of these two football giants. Arena Corinthians will host this match for the last time in this World Cup. The kick off timing of this match is 8:00 pm [GMT] & 1:30 am [IST next day]. Have a look on match preview, time of this semi final match.
Netherlands vs Argentina 2014 Semi Final Schedule
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||9th July [GMT], 10th July [IST]|
|Time||8:00 pm [GMT], 1:30 am [IST]|
|Stadium||Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo|
|Audience capacity||61,606 spectators|
|First team||The flying Dutchmen|
|Second team||The whites & sky blues|
|Round||Second Semi final|
|Sony SIX, DirecTV|
ABC, Fox Sports, NOS
TV channels like Sony SIX, NOS, DirecTV, TV Publica Digital etc. will provide live telecast of this match. Check out the list of TV telecast channels in other nations below.
Argentina: DirecTV, TV Publica Digital, Torneos y Competencias
Germany: ARD, ZDF
USA: ABC, ESPN, Univision
UK: BBC, Talksport
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Japan: TV Tokyo, TV Asahi
Italy: Sony SIX, ENTV
Croatia: HRT 2, ZDF
Finland: TF1, beIN Sports, France Televisions
France: TF1, beIN Sport
Netherlands vs Argentina 2014 World Cup Preview
Both teams are in great form to this point in the competition. La Albiceleste have qualified for semi finals after 24 years, whereas their rivals have qualified for second time in a row.
In last game against Belgium, the Real Madrid midfielder Angel di Maria left the field due to injury. He is still in doubt to make appearance against Holland. Once again, the team will depend on Lionel Messi more than before. Winning goal against Belgium scored by Gonzalo Higuain was netted after his last scored against Italy in Aug 2013.
So, Holland have an advantage of stopping Messi without Angel di maria. If they keep possession against their competitors, then it will be very tough for whites & sky blues to break the tough defense of Orange. Manchester City’s forward Sergio Aguero is expected to play against Dutchmen, but there are no strong words about his presence.
The South American team have won just one game out of last 8 games played against the European team. While, Netherlands have won 4 games in past 8 meetings. Can Messi take his national team to the final for the first time in his football history?