Louis Van Gaal claims that the match against Argentina was fixed, stating that he thinks “ it was a premeditated game.”
Last December in Qatar, the 2022 World Cup commenced with 32 national teams competing for the World Cup Trophy.
Former Netherlands manager, Louis Van Gaal, recently claimed that the World Cup was rigged for Argentina, who won the competition.
The Netherlands and Argentina have faced off against each other multiple times on the world's biggest stage—The World Cup.
In 2014 at the World cup in Brazil, Argentina and the Dutch faced off in the semi-finals in a dramatic match which went all the way to penalties where the Dutch would lose 2-4.
8 years later in the most recent World cup in Qatar, they would again face off but this time in the quarterfinals.
The match would have an astonishing 18 yellow cards given out to the two teams and would show us some of the most heated moments in the tournament.
The game would finish off 2-2 and later go onto penalties where Argentina would win 3-4. After the match, Lionel Messi, the captain of Argentina, would come up to Louis Van Gaal and say a few words in what seemed to be a heated conversation.
Many speculate that the conversation between the two had to do with Louis Van Gaal comments on Argentina before the match, stating that “We would have an advantage if we went to penalties.”
The Netherlands would then go on to lose to Argentina on penalties. Recently, Van Gaal stated that, “Seeing how some Argentina players overstepped the mark and were not penalized, then I think it was all planned.”