Lionel Messi criticises the manager of the Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup for using tall players and playing long balls

Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties in their FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match . Argentina striker Lionel Messi slammed Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal for throwing long balls in the face of Netherlands .

Lusail Qatar, December 10: Lionel Messi, a star Argentina striker, slammed Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal for throwing long balls in the face of Netherlands in their FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match.Argentina advanced to the semifinals of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar, defeating the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties after playing a close 2-2 draw that was extended to extra time here at Lusail Stadium on Saturday, according to Manola.Messi told reporters, as quoted by Sky Sports.Argentina is one of the four best sides in the country, according to Messi, because they play every game with the same passion and passion.

A lot of joy, a lot of joy.We did not have to go to extra-time or fines, we had to suffer.We got through it, and it's impressive, he said.The Dutch enjoyed the most of the ball possession in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Both teams attempted to take advantage of the game, but Dutch started to dominate possession more at the ten-minute mark.In the 18th minute, Jurrien Timber sent a superb long pass to Steven Bergwijn, who was inside the Argentinian box, but keeper Emiliano Martinez managed to keep the ball from falling into the box, but in the 21st minute, the Netherlands lost a chance to score as well.The ball was sent to Memphis Depay on his left foot, but it was far too wide for him.Nathan Ake tripped Cristian Romero down, sending Argentina a free kick in the first 30 minutes.Lionel Messi gave the Dutch an incredible assist in the 35th minute.

Timber, a Dutchman, was booked.A five-minute stoppage time was added.Later, it was Argentinian Romero who was booked, and Wout Weghorst was also booked in the 47th minute.It was raining yellow cards at halftime.

Both teams were given two yellow cards each.Argentina had three shots on target, while the Netherlands had none.The Netherlands continued to have a great deal of fun with the ball in the early stages of the second half, but they could not put it into the net.Marten de Roon and Steven Bergwijn were substituted in the 59th minute by Messi, who came deep and gave a pass to Mac Allister.The Netherlands had fully exposed themselves, but De Paul, who took a pass, could not convert the free kick into a goal in the 61st minute of the match.

Argentina took a penalty in the 71st minute after Dumfries fouled Marcos Acuna in the Netherlands box, but the star striker took the free-kick but it went over the crossbar.Messi scored a penalty in the 73rd minute to bring up his 10th World Cup goal, joining former Argentina star Gabriel Batistuta to become the joint-highest scorer for Argentina in the tournament, scoring four goals and assisting two of his teams nine goals so far.Argentina scored 2-1, but they were headed towards some crucial moments in the match when the threat of an equalizer loomed high.At the end of 90 minutes, ten minutes of stoppage time was added.

Bergwijn crushed it into a splintering wall of Argentinians, smashing it into a wall of concrete.The Dutch were looking for an equalizer and made a lot of attacks in the Argentinian box but failed, the Netherlands getting a free kick right on the edge of the pitch in the 100th minute of the game.With a free kick, Weghorst sent the game into extra time.The scoreline was even at 2-2 in the first half of extra time, but it was packed with intense play from both teams, determined to take the lead.

Argentina had scored the first penalty and scored a penalty, but Martinez denied the Dutch a second penalty, remarkably saving a shot by Steven Berghuis.Argentina went up 2-0 after Leandro Paredes fired a right-hander into the net.Teun Koopmeiners converted the Dutchs third penalty into a goal to keep things interesting for the Dutch.Argentina's Gonzalo Montiel scored the third goal in a row to make it 3-1 and give them a big advantage over the Messi-led team.Weghorst scored yet another goal, this time in penalties, to hold Netherlands at 2-2.

To keep the scores even, De Jong scored one goal for the Dutch, but Argentina progressed to the semifinals thanks to a strike by Lautaro Martinez, who clinched the match 4-3.

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