Netherlands Vs Argentina

A place in the World Cup final is up for grabs when these two nations face off in Sao Paolo. The Netherlands began the tournament with a bang but have struggled to reproduce that form in the knock out stages and looked a little jaded against Costa Rica. Louis van Gaal has been praised by the media following his inspired substitution in the quarter-final and it will be interesting to see whether he starts with Jasper Cillessen or penalty hero Tim Krul against Argentina.

La Albiceleste are now the slight favourites to lift the trophy in Rio, however, they will need to improve substantially if they are to be victorious against the Dutch. Lionel Messi has been phenomenal for Alejandro Sabellaโ€™s team and he must maintain his stunning form if he is to follow in the foot steps of Diego Maradona and carry his side into a World Cup final.

The chance to play Brazil in the final at the Maracana is a huge incentive for the Argentines and I think they will edge it in Sao Paolo.

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