Netherlands vs Argentina FIFA World Cup quarterfinal breaks ‘Battle of Nuremberg’ bookings tally after seeing 19 yellow cards

The Netherlands vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal clash at the Lusail Stadium saw a total of 19 yellow cards, breaking the record of the Portugal vs Netherlands round of 16 match in the 2006 World Cup, popularly known as the ‘Battle of Nuremberg.’

German Pezzella of Argentina is shown a yellow card by referee Antonio Mateu during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter-final match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium on December 09, 2022, in Lusail City, Qatar.

German Pezzella of Argentina is shown a yellow card by referee Antonio Mateu during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter-final match between Netherlands and Argentina at Lusail Stadium on December 09, 2022, in Lusail City, Qatar. | Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images

The Netherlands vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal clash at the Lusail Stadium saw a total of 19 yellow cards, breaking the record of the Portugal vs Netherlands round of 16 match in the 2006 World Cup, popularly known as the ‘Battle of Nuremberg.’

The Netherlands vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal clash at the Lusail Stadium saw a total of 19 bookings, breaking the record of the Portugal vs Netherlands round of 16 match in the 2006 World Cup, popularly known as the ‘Battle of Nuremberg.’

Out of the 19 bookings, two were shown to Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni and support staff Walter Samuel.

Netherlands full-back Denzel Dumfries was the only player to see a second yellow during the penalty shootout.

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties to qualify for the semifinals, where it will face Croatia.

Among the players who were booked, two of them were already on yellow cards, namely Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna. As a result, both of them will miss the semifinal against Croatia.

Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz had 19 entries in his book throughout the match - three more than what referee Valentin Ivanov showed in the ‘Battle of Nuremberg’, which had earlier set the record for most cards shown at any FIFA-administered international match.

Portugal clinched a 1-0 win in the Battle of Nuremberg courtesy of a goal scored by Maniche in the 23rd minute.

“How this referee likes to attract attention, my God,” Aguero tweeted during the match.

Full list of bookings in the Argentina vs Netherlands quarterfinal match
Walter Samuel (31’) - Argentina coaching staff
Jurien Timber (43’)
Marcos Acuna (43’)
Christian Romero (45’)
Wout Weghorst (45+2’)
Memphis Depay (76’)
Lisandro Martinez (76’)
Steven Berghuis (88’)
Leandro Parades (89’)
Lionel Scaloni (90’) - Argentina manager
Lionel Messi (90+10’)
Nicolas Otamendi (90+12’)
Steven Bergwijn (91’) - ET
Gonzalo Montiel (109’) - ET
German Pezzella (112’) - ET
Denzel Dumfries (128’) - PS
Denzel Dumfries (129’) - PS (2nd yellow changed to red)
Noa Lang (129’) - PS
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