Country Profile: Netherlands
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Argentina vs Netherlands
Here is all you need to know about the match:
- This is the 9th international meeting of these two football giants. The last time they met in the elimination round of a World Cup, Netherlands won.
- Both teams are in great form to this point in the competition. Argentina have qualified for semi finals after 24 years, whereas Netherlands have qualified for second time in a row.
- Netherlands have been playing with 5-2-3 formation in the world cup so they might go with the same system as this has proven quite fruitful so far. Argentina on the other hand depend massively on Lionel Messi and this might just be his year to lead his team to glory.
- Netherlands received the nickname Clockwork Orange in the 70s due to their mastery of Total Football. They Played a memorable 2010 World Cup Final against Spain where a record of 14 yellow cards were handed out.
- Messi will be counted on heavily against the Netherlands since Argentina will be without its chief playmaker, Angel Di Maria.
- Captain Robin van Persie may miss Holland’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina as he is struggling with an upset stomach.
- Brazil, the first team to concede seven goals in a World Cup semi-final
Brazil have suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in World Cup history, losing 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final. “I will be remembered as the coach to lose 7-1 but I knew that risk when I took the job,” said Scolari, who guided Brazil to the 2002 World Cup trophy. Six minutes of football that would live in the memory as long as the famous Maracanazo. From Brazil 0 Germany 1, to Brazil 0 Germany 5.
- Klose breaks Ronaldo record
Miroslav Klose scored after 23 minutes of the World Cup semi-final against Brazil to become the tournament’s all-time leading scorer with 16 goals. He scored five goals at the 2002 World Cup including a hat-trick against Saudi Arabia won the Golden Boot with five more at the 2006 event and banged home an additional four in 2010.
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