Netherlands vs Argentina live stream and match preview, Friday 9 December, 7pm GMT
Netherlands vs Argentina live stream and match preview
Looking for a Netherlands (opens in new tab) vs Argentina (opens in new tab) live stream? We’ve got you covered. Netherlands vs Argentina is free on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.
The Netherlands topped their group with seven points before comfortably defeating the USA 3-1 in the second round.
Memphis Depay opened the scoring, putting the finishing touch on a slick passing move that evoked memories of some of the great Dutch teams of the past.
The Oranje face an Argentina side who seem completely transformed from the one that suffered a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia (opens in new tab) in their opening game.
Kick-off is at 7pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 wherever you are.
The Netherlands have a clean bill of health as they prepare to face Argentina in a true test of their credentials.
Lionel Scaloni must decide whether to restore the returning Angel di Maria to the starting line-up or keep faith with Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez, who has found the net twice in Qatar.
While the Netherlands’ progress has been serene, with top spot wrapped up after an undefeated group stage, Argentina had to battle back from a devastating loss to Saudi Arabia.
The reigning Copa America champions refused to buckle under pressure, regaining their composure and momentum with hard-earned wins over Mexico and Poland. Australia were no match for them in the second round.
The referee for Netherlands vs Argentina hasn’t been confirmed yet. You can find out more about the World Cup 2022 referees here.
Netherlands vs Argentina will be played at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail. Take a look at all of the World Cup 2022 stadiums and see how it ranks.
Players to watch / key battles
Lionel Messi is no longer the unstoppable force he appeared to be in his prime but he remains Argentina’s biggest attacking threat. The 35-year-old comes alive in possession and his subtle movements will need to be watched carefully.
The Netherlands rely more on the youthful dynamism of breakthrough star Cody Gakpo, who scored in each of their group stage games. His form has prompted interest from a host of Premier League teams.
Read more about the full Netherlands and Argentina World Cup 2022 squads.
Kick-off and channel
Netherlands vs Argentina kick-off is at 7pm GMT on Friday December 9 in the UK. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer.
In the US, kick-off time is 2pm ET / 11am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re out of the country for the World Cup 2022, then you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t’internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the World Cup 2022, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International World Cup 2022 TV rights
All of the games in the UK are either on the BBC or ITV.
Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services such Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN is showing every game. You can subscribe for direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/mon or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the World Cup 2022 is entirely free to air. You can watch all 64 games on the SBS TV channel and stream it online too with SBS On Demand.
Paid provider Sky Sports are the World Cup 2022 rights holders in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription of pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.