Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
3
FT
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
3
FT
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
3
FT
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
2
0
FT
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
FT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
FT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
(3) 3
(2) 3
FT-Pens
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
2
3
FT
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
FT
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
1
FT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
1
3
FT
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
2
1
FT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
FT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
2
6
FT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
2
FT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
1
0
FT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
1
1
FT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
3
1
FT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
2
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
0
3
FT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
0
0
FT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
1
2
FT
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC Posted by ESPN staff
Jul 5, 2014

Wilmots unimpressed by Argentina

Argentina kept their one-goal lead against a high-powered Belgium offense and will meet Germany in the semifinals.

Belgium boss Marc Wilmots dismissed Argentina as an "ordinary team" despite his side's 1-0 defeat in the teams' World Cup quarterfinal in Brasilia.

- Vickery: When will Argentina thrill us?
- Brewin: Higuain effort enough for Argentina

An early Gonzalo Higuain goal put Argentina in control and Belgium were unable to find a way back into the game, but Wilmots said Alejandro Sabella's team had taken a negative approach.

"We were not impressed by the Argentinians," he said. "They were just an ordinary team. They can distort the rhythm -- they take 30 seconds to take a throw-in and the referee doesn't do anything.

"They had the goal, and [Lionel] Messi was one-on-one with [Thibaut] Courtois at the end, but how many shots have they had? If I played that way I would have been destroyed by the Belgium press.

"They didn't give us any space, this was a World Cup quarterfinal and their extra experience probably counted for something."

ArgentinaArgentina
BelgiumBelgium
1
0
ABC, ESPN3 FT
Match 60
Game Details

Wilmots also claimed that Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli had gone easy on Messi during the game.

"I don't want to be a cry baby, but every time there is a little foul it was always in favour of Argentina," he said. "Every time something happens with Messi, the referee gives him a free kick.

"I notice he made three fouls and no yellow card; we made one foul and one yellow card."

Higuain's goal came when Belgium centre-back Vincent Kompany was caught out of position, allowing the Napoli striker to smash the ball into the corner of the net on the turn.

Wilmots added: "We make a small, small mistake -- Vincent comes out of position and they score.

"I'm very proud of the boys. I have told them: 'You guys are the youngest of all the last-eight teams.' There was a great deal of emotion, some of my staff were crying in the dressing room, because there is so much passion."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.