Lionel Messi hits Wout Weghorst after an electric match

At the end of the game, the tension was more than palpable between the Netherlands and Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images At the end of the game, the tension was more than palpable between the Netherlands and Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.

PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images

At the end of the game, the tension was more than palpable between the Netherlands and Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup.

WORLD CUP – Electric evening in Doha. Victorious, the Argentines did not really have the modest victory after winning their quarterfinal against the Netherlands. This Friday, December 9 in Doha, the end of the game between the team of Lionel Messi and that of Memphis Depay turned into the score, with the arbitration of the meeting in the background.

A growing tension throughout the encounter and eventually culminating in insults during the post-match interviews. ” What are you looking at, idiot? Get off your fool! Β», in particular, launched Lionel Messi at the microphone of TyC Sports. A sentence intended, according to the Argentinian press, to his opponent Wout Weghorst, author of the two Dutch goals that won the ” Orange β€œTo hang the extensions.

Tense atmosphere

Lionel Messi, very angry with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz, also vented to him during a press conference, believing that the Netherlands’ return to scoring was a direct result of the referee’s bad decisions. And that while the Argentinian genius himself benefited from a generous penalty kick in the 73rd minute.

Β« I can’t comment on the referee, but FIFA will have to do something. You cannot appoint a referee who is not up to such important matches. said Argentina number 10. His goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, was less than kind to Antonio Mateu Lahoz, describing him as ” wrong, arrogant Β» et “the worst referee in the tournament”.

But before this new bloodstream of the ” For money β€œIn front of the microphones, tempers were already very tense after several facts of the game during the match: between a slightly provocative celebration by Lionel Messi in front of the Dutch bench following his goal, an ugly gesture by the Parisian Leandro Paredes on the same bench that caused a fight started, not to mention the countless number of mistakes that led the Spanish referee to hand out 16 yellow cards for 16 different players during the match.

celebration of “bad winner”

A 17th was even drawn against the Batavian player Denzel Dumfries after the end of the game and his cruel penalty shootout. A yellow card immediately became a red card due to an earlier warning from the referee. A final questionable decision as it comes after yet another Argentine provocation after their victory. A provocation also immortalized in images by the photographers present in the stadium.

A way to celebrate their qualification for the semi-finals that did not really please the spectators of this World Cup, not hesitant to bring up an image of an earlier match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the World Cup to dispel the unsportsmanlike attitude of Albiceleste players in 2022.

Despite all winners of this intense and emotional encounter, the Argentines will face the vice-Croatian world champions in the semifinals on Tuesday 13 December.

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