Lionel Messi previews Argentina’s World Cup clash with the Netherlands

Lionel Messi has said he expects a ‘really tough clash’ with the Netherlands in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Both the Netherlands and Messi’s Argentina booked their respective places in the last eight of the competition on Saturday thanks to wins over USMNT and Australia.

The quarter-final will be a repeat of the classic 1998 quarter final which the Dutch won courtesy of that Dennis Bergkamp 90th-minute winner. The two nations also faced off in the 2014 semi final – a game Argentina won via a penalty shootout.

Speaking to the press following his star turn in La Albiceleste’s 2-1 win over…


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