With the semifinal scheduled on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 against the Netherlands, Argentina holds the chance to get to the finals after almost 14 years.
The match gets rolling at 4 p.m. ET (1.30 am IST) at Corinthians, Sao Paulo.
Watch the match live on TV Pública Digital, Torneos y Competencias, and DirecTV in Argentina and on NOS in Netherlands. In India, the match goes live on Sony Six.
Fans can watch the match live on ESPN official channel here (http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player) or on SonyLiv here (http://www.sonyliv.com/show/sports-fifa-world-cup-brasil).
The semi final would hold as much importance for Netherlands as for the Argentina, since they get to face German in its best form ever in the finals.
Argentina’s win over Belgium wasn’t easy, but keeper Sergio Romero and others kept things under control. Moving ahead, the goal at the eighth minute wasn’t from Lionel Messi, but it was Gonzalo Higuain, who ensured the team had the spirit going.
Follow the live scores at Fifa.com here.
Then there’s Martin Demichelis and Ezequiel Garay, who kept the proceedings strictly under favor. They need to make the defense here is as good as the quarterfinals.
Watch the live streaming online here.
However, the confident Netherlands team cannot be underestimated by the Messi squad by any means. The team won against Costa Rica in penalty kicks, but yes they have a coach like Louis van Gaal in function, who knows the decisions at the right time.
Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie ensured the team remained in control for the penalty round. In the dim chance, the team may have midfielder Nigel De Jong back in action. Also, Robin Van Persie is doubt for today’s match.