MUMBAI:"Argentina have got Messi, we've got Robben. And quite frankly, I think the better player is Arjen," said Van Marwijk, Holland's coach at the last World Cup in South Africa four years ago. But only tonight’s semi final clash between Argentina and Holland will tell who is better of them.
Robben has contributed three goals on Holland's journey to the semi-finals, as the veteran is also valued for his leadership on and off the pitch.
It has been 24 years since Argentina have played in a World Cup final – surprising for a nation that considers itself one of the football giants of the world. The two teams have met four times in the World Cup, twice in Germany, with the Dutch winning twice and losing and drawing one match each.
The last time they faced off was in 2006 in Gelsenkirchen the result of which was a scoreless draw. But tonight’s match will be watched with keen eyes as the winners will play against Germany who secured a berth in the final yesterday.