(CNN Spanish) — Argentina won 2-1 against Australia in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar and sealed their advance to the next phase. If they win against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals, these are the scenarios that would unfold.
The next matchup for the albiceleste will be on Friday against the Netherlands, who also got a ticket to the quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over the United States.
If Leo Messi’s team —who scored one of the goals this Saturday against the Australian team— prevails against the European team, they would advance to the semifinalin which his possible opponents are Brazil or Croatia.
This means that the possible confrontation between the albiceleste and the canarinha, if it occurs, would not be in the final but rather an earlier stage. It is a scenario that many have anticipated since the two teams qualified as top of their respective groups.
That semifinal is scheduled for December 13 at 2 pm Miami time (4 pm Argentina time).
With whom could Argentina play a final?
If the Scaloneta managed to advance to the finalcould, as things are at the moment, have as an opponent England, France, Morocco or Portugal
Only 8 teams have won the World Cup. The historical teams are always protagonists of the bets and the recent international champions arrive as firm options. The FIFA ranking, which is updated with the recent performance of all the teams, is an indicator, as well as the result of the qualifiers and the friendlies and tournaments in progress, which provide good elements to think about favorites.
Taking these criteria into account, there are several teams that are still in the competition that are favorites: Brazil, Argentina, France and England.