2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Netherlands-Argentina: Celebs predict to FIFA.com

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"Louis van Gaal’s genius tactics take on the little genius known as Messi. This one is very difficult to pick. Holland have looked amazing, the team of World Cup so far, but I just feel like it’s destiny for Messi and Argentina.”
Wyclef @wyclefHaitian, three-time Grammy-winning musician

“Holland will win 3-0 The Dutch team and spirit are stronger than ever before!”
Tiesto @tiestoDutch, one of the biggest DJs in history
“My wife is Dutch so I have to ‘agree’ with her, but secretly I would love to see the world’s best player Lionel Messi and Argentina in the final!”
Gary Player @garyplayer
South African, one of the greatest golfers in history

“Tight game. Difficult to split. Both evenly matched teams. Draw after 90 mins. Argentina to scrape through to the Final.”
Joey Barton @Joey7Barton
*English, former international

“The Dutch can now enjoy the support of roughly 200 million Brazilians, and so far Argentina have not been in the greatest form. But games like this can draw other forces out and have to be seen differently. I think [the Netherlands] will repeat the same result as in the 1998 World Cup (they beat Argentina 2-1 in the quarer-finals).”
Edgar Davids @esdavidsDutch, Netherlands legend

“I'd say Netherlands has too much firepower for Argentina, who haven't been getting the ball to Messi enough. 2-1 Netherlands.”
Luke Rockhold @LukeRockholdAmerican, UFC middleweight contender

“I think Argentina will go through because it’s Messi's turn to shine and he knows it. Argentina has improved as a team, especially in defence, while the Netherlands look like depending on Super Robben and might lack experience at the back. I expect a tight game – not like [Brazil-Germany]!”
Mikael Silvestre @IamMSilvestreFrench, former international who won five English Premier League titles & the UEFA Champions League

“My prediction is an Argentina win. With each game their confidence is growing as well as Messi's. This is his time to shine and make it happen.”
Carli Lloyd @CarliLloydAmerican, scorer of the match-winning goals in back-to-back Women’s Olympic Football Tournament finals
"There is no doubt that it will be a tough match for both sides, but with the presence of the king (Messi), Argentina will hopefully win.”
Yara @yara_lb
*Lebanese, pop superstar

“Holland will win. It will be a very tight game because both sides are evenly matched. I hope to see a great game and I back Holland to win.”
Rafinha @R13_officialBrazilian, Bayern Munich wingback

“Tactician Van Gaal & his disciplined pupils will be a tough test for the experienced Argentines & their passion for football, led by the clinical Messi. Di Maria will be a big miss, but I still think the Albiceleste will win.”
Gaizka Mendieta @GaizkaMendieta6
Spanish, former international midfielder

“The Dutch are clutch but Argentina do have Messi. I think overall Netherlands have been finding ways to win. I’m a Messi fan, but I’m going with the Netherlands.”
Heather Mitts @heathermitts*137-times-capped former USA defender & model

“This should be a fantastic game to watch. Overall Netherlands looks a bit stronger than Argentina, but with Leo Messi you never know. 2-1 Argentina.”
Colombian, former international striker*

“I predict the score to be unpredictable.”
Sir Geoff Hurst @TheGeoffHurstEnglish, World Cup winner & scorer of its Final’s only hat-trick

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