One name stands out above all as the natural heir to the big two: Kylian Mbappe. Not that the France striker could be described as “new. ” He may only be 23 and still waiting for his first Ballon d’Or or Champions League trophy, but Mbappe is already a World Cup winner and the leading the scorer at this tournament with five goals. He has the trophy Messi and Ronaldo crave — and in a week or so, could have two of them. Mbappe could also have two or three more World Cups left in him, and, with nine goals over two tournaments so far, he is closing in on Miroslav Klose’s all-time record of 16 at the finals. Qatar feels like a passing of the torch to the Paris Saint-Germain forward, who combines mesmerizing footwork with devastating speed and clinical finishing, which are the qualities that set Messi and Ronaldo apart for so long.
Netherlands vs. Argentina: How to watch Qatar World Cup Quarterfinal, time, TV channel, live streamThe 2022 Qatar World Cup Quarterfinals are here, and the Netherlands and Argentina square off at Lusail Stadium on Friday, December 9 (12/9/2022) at 2 p. m. ET. Netherland vs. Argentina will be broadcast live on FOX and Telemundo. It can be streamed live with a free trial of fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and other live TV services. The Dutch side overcame the USA 3-1 to book a ticket to the final eight, while Lionel Messi and the South American champions beat Australia 2-1 to keep their quest for the title alive. The Netherlands have reached the last eight in four of their last five World Cup tournaments, reaching the semifinals in 2010 and 2014, but failing to qualify in Russia. Argentina is back in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014, after failing to reach it in 2018.
Here’s how to tune in. What: FIFA World Cup QuarterfinalWho: Netherlands vs. ArgentinaWhen: Friday, Dec. 9Where: Lusail Stadium, QatarTime: 2 p. ETTV: FOX, TelemundoChannel finder: Verizon Fios, XFinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV, DishLive stream: fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Peacock (Spanish language), Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TVFans can stream the games on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and YouTube TV, all of which come with limited free trials for new subscribers. Cable subscribers can login with their cable credentials on FOX.
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Theirs are big shoes to fill and, to their legions of fans, each one stands alone as the greatest of all time. So if separating Messi and Ronaldo has been difficult enough, imagine replacing them. But life — and sport — moves on and the World Cup is the perfect stage for a new breed of would-be superstars to showcase their talent.
But to match their powers of longevity, perhaps what Mbappe requires most, is a rival to push him to greater heights. Would Messi or Ronaldo have reached such feats of excellence without the other one driving them on? The most obvious challenge to Mbappe right now comes from Erling Haaland, the Manchester City goal machine whose country, Norway, didn’t qualify for the World Cup. He is a different prospect: raw power and goals, without the finesse or individual skills of Mbappe. But if it is about numbers, Haaland has the potential to go toe-to-toe with him in terms of European trophies and scoring. The World Cup has provided less obvious competition for Mbappe.