World Cup 2022 Quarter-Finals: Will Brazil And Argentina Set Up Semi-Final Date?

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Brazil will be up against Croatia while Argentina will clash against the Netherlands in the first two quarter-finals of the World Cup 2022. The winners of these two games will then meet in the first semi-final.

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Brazil vs Croatia: GameplanThe Croatian midfield of Kovacic, Modric, and Brozovic will be up for a big task against Brazil. They'll need to neutralise both Casemiro and Paqueta and also create chances for their strikers. Brazil will line up in the same 4-2-3-1 format.

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Player To Watch Out For - Josko GvardiolJosko Gvardiol has already grabbed the attention of big European clubs after putting up a series of clinical performances. Gvardiol, however, faces the most difficult challenge of his life against the dynamic Brazilian attacking unit. 

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Argentina vs Netherlands: GameplanThere's uncertainty over Rodrigo de Paul's fitness, and this would worry Argentina. To stop Lionel Messi, Luis van Gaal may go ahead with the three-at-the-back formation, and they have perfect wingbacks - Dumfries and Blind - for this system.

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Player To Watch Out For: Lionel MessiIt has to be Lionel Messi. It's a known fact that half of the work is done for opponents if they're able to stop Lionel Messi. who has been the most threatening piece in the Argentine squad. We might see Messi dropping deep to create some space for his teammates. 

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