Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal attends an official press conference one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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r While Argentina have won the World Cup twice (1978, 1986), the Dutch are perennial underachievers in the tournament, having reached three finals but coming away empty-handed each time (1974, 1978, 2010).Argentina won the final 3-1 after extra time.rThere have been four previous meetings at the World Cup between the sides – the Netherlands winning two, Argentina one (in the '78 final) and one draw. rThe Netherlands, with 12 goals, are joint top scorers in the 2014 tournament with Colombia, who have already been eliminated. Previous meetings: The teams have played each other eight times overall, with the Netherlands winning four, Argentina one and three draws.
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