how many times have they played and who has won the most

(CNN Spanish) — The teams of Argentina and the Netherlands will star this Friday in the second duel of the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, after the duel between Brazil and Croatia with the first ticket to the semifinals of the highest soccer competition.

The match between the albiceleste and the Dutch arrives as one of the most even in the knockout phase. On the one hand, Argentina was in first place in Group C after an initial setback against Saudi Arabia and in the round of 16 they beat Australia 2-1 led by Lionel Messi; meanwhile, the Netherlands also achieved the first position in their area, Group A, without losing a single game and achieving a 3-1 victory in the round of 16 against the United States.

DataFactory statistics show that, so far in Qatar 2022, both Argentina and the Netherlands have a passing accuracy of 88%, with the Europeans hitting 1,828 and the South Americans 2,412. Likewise, the data indicates that Argentina reaches the goal more, with 57 shots and 17 offsides, against 38 and 7, respectively, of the Dutch; however, the albiceleste is less accurate, adding 7 goals against 8 for the Netherlands so far in the cup.

Beyond the numbers, this match is even more relevant because it has a great football history, from friendly matches to key World Cup duels, including a final.

Here we present the historical balance between the Dutch and the Argentines.

How many times has the Argentina vs. Netherlands?

According to the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF), the senior men’s teams of Argentina and the Netherlands have met nine times in their history: five times were in World Cups and four more in friendly matches.

Of those nine games, the Netherlands have won four (two in World Cups and two in friendlies), Argentina have won three times (twice in World Cups and one in a friendly match), and there have been two draws (one in the World Cup and another more in friendly).

These have been the results:

  1. Netherlands 4 – Argentina 1 (friendly played on May 26, 1974)
  2. Netherlands 4 – Argentina 0 (match of the second group stage in the 1974 World Cup in Germany, played on June 26 of that year)
  3. Argentina 3- Netherlands 1 (final of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina defined in overtime; it was played on June 25 of that year)
  4. Argentina 0 – Netherlands 0 (friendly match on May 22, 1979 that the Albiceleste won on penalties)
  5. Netherlands 2 – Argentina 1 (quarterfinals of the World Cup in France 1998; the game was defined in regular time and took place on July 4 of that year)
  6. Netherlands 1 – Argentina 1 (friendly match played on March 31, 1999)
  7. Netherlands 1 – Argentina 0 (friendly duel played on February 12, 2003)
  8. Argentina 0 – Netherlands 0 (group stage match in the 2006 World Cup in Germany; it was played on June 21 of that year)
  9. Argentina 0 – Netherlands 0 (semifinal in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil that the albiceleste won on penalties; it was played on July 9 of that year)

The graph of the five results in World Cups: