Fans who watch Argentina vs. Belgium live stream will have the chance to see if Lionel Messi can finally show the kind of football he can play. The striker has shown glimpses of his brilliance, with assists and goals scored in previous matches.
But even the staunchest supporters, such as the great Maradona, have criticized the Argentina squad for their unimpressive performance thus far. In their match against Iran, the Albicleste barely won to advance to the round of 16. They had a big scare, winning narrowly against Switzerland to move on to the quarterfinals.
Although they were heavy favorites to win it all, Argentina hasn’t convinced, even if they have a big star like Messi who has scored four goals during the 2014 World Cup. In this “do or die” match against Belgium, the South Americans will have to prove that all the talk about their greatness is deserved.
Watch Argentina vs. Belgium live to see who is able to maintain the level of physical fitness required in this stage of the World Cup. Both teams battled hard in their round of 16 matches. Argentina found a tough opponent in Switzerland, and Belgium won an epic match against the United States.
There is not much of a history between Argentina and Belgium, with only four matches played in the past. Argentina holds the advantage with three wins, while Belgium has one victory. There’s a total of 14 goals scored altogether.
All eyes will be on Lionel Messi, the undisputed star of team Argentina, but coach Alejandro Sabella denies that his men overly rely on the Barcelona star. However, the best player in the world has been instrumental in Argentina’s victories thus far:
“Any team that has a player like Messi will greatly depend on him. But I believe that what he’s doing is the work of the entire team. He’s the best player in the world, but he’s part of a team.
“The goal the other day was a ball won by Palacios – a forward playing as a midfielder. He gave it to Messi and Messi received it in a good position, which allowed him to pass the ball to Di Maria.”
Belgium, for its part, will try to repeat the upset in one of the most memorable encounters between the teams; they defeated Maradona’s Argentina 1-0 in the 1982 World Cup opening match.
To watch Argentina vs. Belgium football live stream in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinal click here. Univision also offers live stream of all matches in Spanish here. Kick-off is at noon ET from Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
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