INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 (JULY)

FIFA WORLD CUP - Holland beat Costr Rica in Tie breaker to reach in the Semi Finals.

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06.07.2014 : HOLLAND 0-0, 4-3 (Pen) COSTA RICA

Netherlands 0-1 Costa Rica, Vorges scored
Netherlands 1-1 Costa Rica, Van Persie scored
Netherlands 1-1 Costa Rica, Ruiz denied
Netherlands 2-1 Costa Rica, Robben scored
Netherlands 2-2 Costa Rica, Gonzalez scored
Netherlands 3-2 Costa Rica, Sneijder scored
Netherlands 3-3 Costa Rica, Bolanos scored
Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica, Kyut scored
Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica, Umana missed

NED: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay
CRC: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Umaña, Borges, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Díaz, Gamboa, Tejeda.

FIFA WORLD CUP - Argentina beat Belgium to reach in Semi Final.

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05.07.2014 : ARGENTINA 1-0 BELGIUM
ARG: Higuain 8'

ARG: Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Basanta, Biglia, Mascherano, Di Maria, Lavezzi, Messi, Higuain
BEL: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Mirallas, Hazard, Origi

PREVIEW : JAYDIP DASGUPTA : Argentina who are reckoned as one of the hot favorites of 2014 World Cup will going to face the strong hurdle of Belgium in the quarter final today Estadio National de Brasilia, Brasilia.

Argentina had managed to overcome the challenge of Switzerland, in the round of 16 match which was scored at the flag end of the match. While, Belgium proved themselves superior than USA when they scored a brace as against a odd at the extra time.

Undoubtedly Argentina will going to face a strong and well balanced team in the quarter final, as records shows that Belgium is always an unpredictable team. Messi being the key man in the Argentinian upfront will be under the close eye of the strong Belgium defense.

The combination of Messi and De Maria will have to be effective and productive. It's debatable whether the Argentinian defense will be as tough to break down but Belgium's attack.

Divock Origi has been one of the tournament's promising young players and has arguably outshone Romelu Lukaku in the front line of Belgium's attack. He has only scored one goal so far but the skill and leadership ability has shown the potential to become a top striker in the future.

Belgium has nothing to loose, but a negative result in the World Cup will be considered as a disappointment for the Argentine team. The stakes will be incredibly high on Saturday, and this match promises to be a dramatic finish.

  • Argentina met to times in World Cup Stage with Belgium. First in 1982 Belgium beat Argentina 1-0 while in 1986 World Cup Argentina beat Belgium 2-0.(Both goal scored by Maradona)
  • Belgium are undefeated in their last 14matches in FIFA World Cup
  • Belgium have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in FIFA World Cup.
  • Argentina are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 matches in FIFA World Cup.
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Belgium's last 3games in FIFA World Cup