Belgium's Divock Origi jumps for the ball with Argentina's Martin Demichelis during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 5, 2014. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
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Manchester United striker Robben van Persie will be eager to finally end his record of never having scored in the knockout stages of a major international tournament, and will find himself up against an Argentina defense that could be marshaled by Manchester City man Demichelis.Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella could yet spring a surprise and play with three center-backs in Sao Paulo, although Demichelis will hope to keep his place regardless. Rojo has been arguably Argentina's best defender so far, but he has not yet come up against an opponent of Robben's quality.Van Gaal has favored a three-man central defense so far, and if he sticks with that system the Dutch should have the numbers to cope with Messi as well as Gonzalo Higuain and whoever else lines up in attack for Argentina.
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