World Cup 2014: Argentina vs. Belgium, Netherlands vs. Costa Rica match times, TV schedule, live streaming and more

Clive Rose

Both games have clear-cut favorites.

Friday saw quarterfinals kick off with a fairly boring 1-0 victory for Germany over France and an exciting (if chippy) 2-1 victory for Brazil over Colombia. Four teams will face off Saturday to join them in the semis.

Today's matchups

Argentina-Belgium: Two teams that can be one-man shows at times, they've also won every game they've played so far. Argentina has an embarrassment of attacking players and Belgium has some younger talent ready to shine, fresh off an extra time victory over the United States.

Netherlands-Costa Rica: Costa Rica is the big surprise of the tournament, but Netherlands' demolition of Spain isn't far behind. I imagine most will be rooting for the CONCACAF underdogs, but Netherlands has looked to be one of the strongest teams in the tournament and will be heavy favorites to advance.

Players to watch:

Argentina: No. 10 Lionel Messi

Belgium: No. 10 Eden Hazard

Netherlands: No. 11 Arjen Robben

Costa Rica: No. 10 Bryan Ruiz

Date, time, channel, stream

July 5th, 12:00 p.m., Argentina vs. Belgium, ABC, ESPN3

July 4th, 4:00 p.m., Netherlands vs. Costa Rica, ESPN, ESPN3

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