World Cup

Argentina is a quarterfinalist to watch.

Highlights and statistics from Argentina’s Qatar 2022 campaign are featured on FIFA+.

Argentina: FIFA World Cup profile

Previous World Cup editions: 18
Best performance: Champion (1978, 1986)
Russia 2018: Eliminated in the quarterfinals
Top scorer at Qatar 2022 : Lionel Messi (3)

Qatar 2022 journey

Argentina recovered to win Group C with two-goal victories over Mexico and Poland after getting off to the worst possible start with that shocking loss to Saudi Arabia. Then, in the Round of 16, they defeated Australia 2-1 thanks to talisman Lionel Messi.

Watch the highlights from the Netherlands vs. USA game from Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.


Senegal 0-2 Netherlands
Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador
Netherlands 2-0 Qatar
Netherlands 3-1 USA

Coach: Louis van Gaal

The 71-year-old has thirty years of experience as a top coach. He is known for building defensively and tactically sound teams, and he is living up to this reputation once more in Qatar. He is direct, occasionally unconventional, and generally unsentimental.

Key player: Memphis Depay

While Cody Gakpo stole the show during the group stage, fit-again Depay is rightfully considered as the Netherlands’ talisman and has been praised as “amazing” by Van Gaal. Along with Harry Kane, he led Europe in scoring during qualifying with 12 goals. He also scored the decisive first goal in the Netherlands’ victory over the United States in the round of 16.

victories of the Albiceleste over Mexico and Australia. No matter how this campaign turns out, he will always be considered one of the best players to ever play the game.


Cody Gakpo (3 goals)
Daley Blind (1)
Frenkie de Jong (1)
Memphis Depay (1)
Denzel Dumfries (1)
Davy Klaassen (1)


Denzel Dumfries (2)
Davy Klaassen (2)
Daley Blind (1)
Frenkie de Jong (1)

Averages per game

Passes: 540
Completed passes: 474
Corners: 4.3
Attempts at goal: 9
Attempts on target: 3.5
Goals: 2

Overall in the World Cup

Knockout-phase record
Last-16 ties: 7 wins, 2 losses
Quarter-final ties: 5 wins, 1 loss
Semifinal ties: 3 wins, 2 losses

Top scorers

Johnny Rep (7 goals)
Dennis Bergkamp (6)
Rob Rensenbrink (6)
Arjen Robben (6)
Wesley Sneijder (6)
Robin van Persie (6)

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