World Cup 2014: Argentina's Mascherano Warns Against Dutch Threat

Argentina face Netherlands in the 2nd semifinal of the World Cup 2014.

updated: July 08, 2014 21:54 IST
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Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano warned his team-mates against facing Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals adding that the Oranje are yearning to win the tournament after losing to Spain in the 2010 final. (History hangs heavy as Netherlands face Argentina)

Mascherano said they know they are playing against a team who are the best in counter-attacking with the speed of their forwards, reports EFE. ('Dutch Messi' Arjen Robben ready for Argentina)

"We will face a team that is experienced and very hungry to win after losing the last World Cup final. We will not expect an easy match and it will be even harder than Belgium for the quality of their players and experience," the Argentine said.

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