Argentina to the Semifnal after beating Belgium 1-0 (Goal by Gonzalo Higuain at 8′)
The South Americans limped past Switzerland in the last 16 after overcoming Ottmar Hitzfeld’s team 1-0 in extra-time and will face even tougher European opponents in the last eight.
Belgium overcame a stubborn USA side to advance to their first quarter-final since 1986 but will have to improve on their poor finishing from that 2-1 extra-time victory to progress past one of the pre-tournamant favourites.
Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Basanta, Biglia, Mascherano, Lavezzi (Palacio 71), Messi, Di Maria (Perez 33), Higuain.
Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Gago, Maxi Rodriguez, Augusto Fernandez, Federico Fernandez, Alvarez, Aguero, Andujar.
Goal: Higuain 8.
Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Fellaini, Witsel, Mirallas (Mertens 59), De Bruyne, Hazard (Chadli 75), Origi (Lukaku 59).
Subs: Mignolet, Vermaelen, Defour, Lombaerts, Dembele, Januzaj, Ciman, Bossut.
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)