The moment the world had been waiting for had finally arrived — the 3rd time football greats Germany and Argentina were to compete in the World Cup finals — and what a glorious match it was. While some might complain that the match was a tad bit dull due to the lack of goals being scored, they may not realize that that was simply proof of how well matched both teams were. An intense 90 minutes played out without either side laying claim to a goal but that is not to say that there weren’t any eventful occurrences on the field, much of them mishaps.
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Taking place a day after the catastrophe that was Brazil’s humiliating downfall on home grounds in a semi-final match against Germany, spectators worldwide were unsure of what to expect from the clash between the Dutch and Argentinians. Strangely enough, just as the Brazil-Germany match was on the extreme end of exciting and sensational, the Netherlands-Argentina match was somewhat boring and uneventful. For much of the match, it seemed as if players on both sides were somewhat hesitant to take on an aggressive stance to lay claim to a goal. Some experts surmised that both teams had taken a lesson from the Brazil-Germany match — Brazil had tried going on the offensive but ended up leaving themselves exposed to a thrashing — and so held back to play it safe. Both teams eventually played out a 120-minute match without scoring any goals.
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As the world is reeling from the spectacularly disappointing (and utterly shocking) performance of Brazil as they were hung out to dry at the hands of the German team, football fans all over the world are bracing themselves for the next semi-finals match that will determine which team will go on to compete against Germany in the World Cup 2014 finals. Both equally strong teams in their own right and each with a solid reputation to boast of, Netherlands’ Oranje and the Argentinians will match wits and athleticism on the football field in less than 12 hours to determine who the better team is.
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World Cup 2014 Prediction: Argentina vs. Belgium
Both Argentina & Belgium have racked up an impressive winning streak thus far with both sides successfully winning every match they’ve played and without even drawing against their opponents. We can only wait in anticipation and excitement as both these teams are set to meet on competitive grounds as we know that only one team can go home victorious!
We believe that both teams are generally well matched in terms of strength and skill but that the Argentinians do have their work cut out for them if they are looking to guarantee their progress to the semi-finals as their victories thus far have been narrow ones whilst the Belgians will surely raise the stakes by applying more pressure. This is evident from Argentina’s last performance where they struggled to break through Switzerland’s defenses to strike home the goals they needed despite controlling much of the flow of the game and only managed to score their winning goal during extra time.
With the right combination of attack and defense strategies, Argentina could level the playing field and relatively raise their chances to knock out their European opponents. The Belgians, on the other hand, look dead set on continuing their World Cup 2014 run this season and are most certainly not ready to head home anytime soon so we are pretty confident that an intense match lies ahead between these two European football nations.
Our prediction: Belgium beats Argentina 2-0 or 2-1