The first day of the knockout stage at the Qatar World Cup was uneventful. As expected, the Netherlands and Argentina won their match.
Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands blew away the United States in the first match of the second round of the World Cup. They took a great victory of 3-1. On the other hand, Argentina also secured a ticket to the quarter-finals by beating Australia 2-1 in the knockout. Lionel Scaloni’s side has the Netherlands as their opponent in the quarter-finals.
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Argentina advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over Australia thanks to captain Lionel Messi’s superb performance in the second match of the World Cup knock-outs in Qatar. Earlier in the first match of the knockout phase, the Netherlands beat the United States 3-1 to secure the quarter ticket.
On December 10, Argentina will play against the Dutch in the quarter-finals. Earlier, these two teams faced each other in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup. Argentina reached the final by defeating the Dutch in the tiebreaker.