Argentina take on Belgium for the third quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup 2014 at the Nacional in Brasilia. Neither Argentina nor Belgium have lived up to expectations at the World Cup and this encounter will decide who plays the winner of the Netherlands vs Costa Rica clash in the semi-final.
You can watch the live streaming of the Argentina vs Belgium match in India at livsports.in and for the viewers in USA, you can watch the match on Espn.go.com. Football lovers can watch the live telecast of this match at Sony Six TV Channel. The kick off time is 4:00 PM GMT (9:30 pm IST, July 5).
ARGENTINA VS BELGIUM MATCH FACTS
Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been man of the match in all four of his nation’s outings at the finals, netting four goals and setting up Angel Di Maria to score the winner against Switzerland in the last 16.
Saturday’s match will be Messi’s 91st international, equalling Argentina great Diego Maradona in joint sixth on the nation’s all-time list.
Argentina have survived six of the seven times they have had to play extra time or a shootout at the World Cup – their only defeat was on penalties to Germany in the 2006 quarter-finals.
Belgium’s victory against the United States in the last 16 meant they equalled their record of seven straight wins in all competitions from 1979-80.
Belgium are through to the last eight for the second time after Mexico 1986.
Argentina and Belgium have played each other four times, with the South Americans winning three and the Europeans one, a shock success at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
They last met when Argentina beat Belgium 2-0 in the 1986 semi-finals, Maradona scoring both goals.