Netherlands v Argentina, 21 June 2006

Score0-0
RefereeLuis Medina Cantalejo
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueCommerzbank Arena, Frankfurt
Attendance48,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Victoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain) Pedro Medina Hernández (Spain) Fourth official: Carlos Chandia (Chile) Fifth official: Rodrigo González (Chile) Man of the Match: Carlos Tevez (Argentina) World Cup heavyweights Argentina and Holland played out a goalless draw in a keenly fought contest in Frankfurt. Argentina came closest to scoring when Dutch defender Khalid Boulahrouz deflected a Juan Roman Riquelme free-kick on to the post. Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt tested Roberto Abbondanzieri while Philip Cocu also forced the keeper to tip over.

0  Netherlands

Manager: Marco Van Basten

0  Argentina

Manager: Jose Pekerman

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar (captain)
Defender/Right back Kew Jaliens
Defender Tim De Cler
Defender Andre Ooijer
Midfielder Phillip Cocu
Midfielder Wesley Sneijder
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt

Starting lineup:

Defender Nicolas Burdisso
Defender Gabriel Milito
Defender/Centre back Roberto Ayala (captain)
Midfielder Esteban Cambiasso
Midfielder Javier Mascherano
Midfielder Román Riquelme
Midfielder Maxi Rodriguez
Midfielder/Forward Lionel Messi
Forward Carlos Tevez

Substitutions:

Ryan Babel for Ruud Van Nistelrooy 56
Denny Landzaat for Robin Van Persie 67
Hedwiges Maduro for Wesley Sneijder 86

Substitutions:

Fabricio Coloccini for Nicolas Burdisso 24
Julio Cruz for Julio Cruz 70
Pablo Aimar for Román Riquelme 80

Cards:

Dirk Kuyt 28 Y
Andre Ooijer 42 Y
Tim De Cler 48 Y

Cards:

Esteban Cambiasso 57 Y
Javier Mascherano 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Henk Timmer
Defender/Right back Jan Kromkamp
Defender Johnny Heitinga
Defender Hedwiges Maduro
Defender Joris Mathijsen
Midfielder Denny Landzaat
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Midfielder Mark van Bommel
Forward Ryan Babel

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Leo Franco
Goalkeeper Oscar Ustari
Defender/Midfielder Fabricio Coloccini
Defender/Left back Gabriel Heinze
Midfielder Pablo Aimar
Midfielder Lucho Gonzalez
Midfielder Lionel Scaloni
Midfielder Juan Pablo Sorin
Forward Hernan Crespo
Forward Julio Cruz
Forward Rodrigo Palacio
Forward Javier Saviola

Comments:

Holland finish as runners-up in Group C and will meet Portugal in the Round of 16. Holland are now unbeaten in their last 14 competitive games. With this game, Edwin Van Der Sar equals Frank de Boer's Holland record of 112 international caps. Tim de Cler's yellow card was the 209th of this World Cup, breaking the competition record for the group phase of 208, set in 2002.

Comments:

Argentina finish as winners of Group C and will meet Mexico in the Round of 16. The yellow card given to Esteban Cambiasso was the 1,600th yellow card in World Cup history.