10 interesting stats ahead of Argentina vs Belgium

0 – None of Alejandro Sabella’s 12 substitutions have scored so far in this World Cup.

2 – Belgium have conceded the joint-fewest goals amongst the eight quarter-finalists. A penalty against Algeria and a late goal from the USA.

3 – Argentina have lost each of their last three quarter-finals at World Cups – 1-2 versus the Netherlands in 1998, on penalties against Germany in 2006 and 4-0 versus Germany again in 2010.

3 – Argentina have reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in each of the last three tournaments.

8 – Argentina have won eight of their last nine World Cup matches.

21 – Thibaut Courtois has yet to lose in any of his first 21 caps for Belgium.

32% – Argentina have won only six of their last 19 World Cup matches against European opposition.

52′ – Despite winning all four of their matches to get to the final eight, Belgium have only led for a combined 52 minutes in this tournament.

67% – Four of Belgium’s six goals in this World Cup have come from substitutes.

1990 – Argentina have not progressed past the quarter-final since 1990.

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