Experienced Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz will take charge of this fixture. The winner will play Croatia in the semi-finals.
Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Lisandro Martinez, Acuna, de Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Alvarez, Messi. Subs: Armani, Foyth, Tagliafico, Montiel, Paredes, Pezzella, di Maria, Rulli, Palacios, Correa, Almada, Gomez, Rodriguez, Dybala, Lautaro Martinez
Netherlands: Noppert, Timber, van Dijk, Ake, Dumfries, de Roon, de Jong, Blind, Gakpo, Memphis, Bergwijn. Subs: Pasveer, de Ligt, de Vrij, de Jong, Berghuis, Lang, Bijlow, Klaassen, Malacia, Janssen, Weghorst, Koopmeiners, Taylor, Simons, Frimpong
Hello and welcome to our coverage of this FIFA World Cup quarter-final between the Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium. Lionel Messi today faces his toughest test so far in his quest to redeem himself after disappointments in his previous four World Cup campaigns with Argentina.
KICK-OFF! This eagerly anticipated clash of titans is underway.
The two teams are sizing each other up in the early stages, with Argentina looking to hurt the Netherlands down the flanks.
Argentina winger Angel di Maria, who has been quoted as saying that Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal was the worst coach of his career having played under him at Manchester United, is on the bench today. The Albiceleste are taking a cautious approach to this match.
Possession has been evenly split in the opening quarter of an hour. This looks set to be a tight game.
Half-chance for the Netherlands as Dumfries nods Memphis' cross back across goal at the far post, but Blind isn't able to get a decisive touch to nod home.
Timber looks to play Bergwijn in behind, but goalkeeper Martinez reads the ball well and gets there before the former Tottenham winger can.
De Paul feeds Messi just outside the box. He goes on a trademark run and goes for goal, but blasts off target.
Bergwijn and Memphis combine before the former goes for goal from just outside the box, but fires wide of target.
Gakpo looks to pick out Memphis with a well-weighted cross from the right, but Romero heads clear.
Scaloni appears to have picked up a yellow card from the Argentina bench.
Mac Allister tees up de Paul just outside the box, but his effort is tame and comfortably saved.
GOAL, ARGENTINA, MOLINA! 0-1: Messi draws Ake and then plays a wonderful pass at an almost impossible angle to Molina, who slots home the opener!
Messi is causing nightmares for Ake. The Manchester City defender gets tight to him, but he spins and manages to get a shot away -- albeit one which is saved.
Acuna picks up a yellow card for a clumsy challenge and is thus suspended for the semi-finals if Argentina get through.
HALF-TIME: NETHERLANDS 0-1 ARGENTINA. The Albiceleste head into half-time ahead thanks to Molina's strike, set up by a champagne pass from Messi. It's been a cagey game but it is most certainly advantage Argentina at the break.
Weghorst has talked himself into a yellow card on the Netherlands bench.
Into five minutes of stoppage time we go.
Gakpo aims a free-kick towards the far post, looking to find a decisive touch, but Martinez gathers.
Off we go for the start of the second half. Bergwijn and de Roon are off with Berghuis and Koopmeiners on for the Netherlands.
The battle between Acuna and Dumfries on Argentina's left is proving fascinating, with both parties landing blows.
Messi looks to slip in behind Ake, but thankfully for the Netherlands, Noppert is alert to the danger.
The Netherlands are seeing plenty of the ball, but struggling to create anything with it at the moment.
Argentina are looking to catch the Netherlands on the counter-attack at every opportunity. The Oranje will have to be alert.
Messi does well to win a free-kick off van Dijk within shooting range.
CLOSE! Messi goes for goal directly from the free-kick and fires so close to the top corner -- just over the bar!
Luuk de Jong replaces Blind as Louis van Gaal adds a body upfront.
Paredes comes on for Argentina in place of the ever hardworking de Paul.
PENALTY, ARGENTINA! Dumfries catches Acuna just inside the box and he wins a spot-kick for Argentina! What an opportunity this is assuming it isn't overturned by VAR.
GOAL, ARGENTINA, MESSI! 0-2: Messi leaves the 'keeper rooted to the spot as he slots home the penalty! Argentina are within an inch of securing their spot in the World Cup semi-finals.
Acuna and Romero make way for Pezzella and Tagliafico. Meanwhile, Weghorst is on for Memphis.
Alvarez makes way with Lautaro Martinez getting a chance to add his name to the scoresheet.
GOAL, NETHERLANDS, WEGHORST! 1-2: Weghorst meets a cross from the Netherlands' right at the near post, glancing the ball across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner!
Berghuis smashes a shot at goal, which hits the side-netting seemingly via a deflection. Some fans seemingly thought that went in!
Berghuis picks up a late yellow card.
Paredes goes in hard on Ake and then smashes the ball into the Dutch dugout, igniting a scuffle. He picks up a yellow card.
END OF SECOND HALF: NETHERLANDS 2-2 ARGENTINA. We head to extra time at the end of this pulsating encounter!
GOAL, NETHERLANDS, WEGHORST! 2-2: Astonishing! Argentina are outfoxed by a short free-kick and Weghorst receives the pass and fires home the equaliser!
Paredes wins a free-kick in midfield, a vital one for Argentina as they run the clock down.
Berghuis has a go at goal from a free-kick, but smashes the wall.
We head into 10 minutes of stoppage time. The Netherlands have time to force an equaliser and take this game to extra time.
Off we go for the start of extra time.
It will be interesting to see if Argentina have anything left in the tank still. Emotionally, this must be exhausting for them, let alone physically.
Otamendi catches Luuk de Jong and this is a chance for the Netherlands to get the ball in the box. However, Berghuis' delivery is cleared.
The game has understandably slowed down significantly since extra time began. Argentina get a free-kick and Messi dinks it in towards the far post, where Otamendi can't quite meet the ball on the stretch.
HALF-TIME (EXTRA TIME) NETHERLANDS 2-2 ARGENTINA. Little to report on that first half. 15 minutes separate the two sides from penalties.
Montiel is on for Molina and the second half of extra time has kicked off.
Messi wriggles and shoots from the edge of the box, but fires off target
Di Maria comes on in place of Lisandro Martinez. Pezzella picks up a yellow card for a foul meanwhile.
CHANCE! Fernandez cuts back for Martinez, whose close range shot is crucially blocked by van Dijk and sent behind.
Angel di Maria's delivery finds Pezzella, who just can't quite steer home.
At the other end, Lang's cross is crucially read and gathered by Emi Martinez.
Martinez fires for goal from long range as penalties loom, but Noppert makes a strong save.
Now Messi has a crack from long range, but can only earn a corner. Di Maria's curling corner is tipped over.
POST! Fernandez smashes a stinging shot at goal, but it thunders into the woodwork!
END OF SECOND HALF (EXTRA TIME): NETHERLANDS 2-2 ARGENTINA. To penalties we go!
SAVE! Martinez dives to his right and makes a fine save from van Dijk off the first penalty! 0-0 in the shootout. Messi next.
MESSI SCORES! Ice cold, the PSG star rolls the ball down the middle to give Argentina the advantage. 0-1.
SAVE! Martinez dives to his left this time and saves from Berghuis' penalty! 0-1
PAREDES SCORES! Into the postage stamp in the corner of the net! 0-2
KOOPMEINERS KEEPS IT ALIVE! 1-2
MONTIEL SCORES! 1-3 and Argentina are on the verge of victory.
WEGHORST SCORES! 2-3: Weghorst smashes his penalty into the bottom corner. What a night he has had from a personal perspective.
FERNANDEZ FIRES WIDE! Lifeline for the Netherlands at 2-3.
LUUK DE JONG SCORES! 3-3
MARTINEZ SCORES! FULL-TIME: NETHERLANDS (3) 2-2 (4) ARGENTINA. The Albiceleste march on to face Croatia in the semi-finals after emerging triumphant on penalties in a classic quarter-final.