Kompany, Owen & more: Twitter gears up for Argentina and Belgium games

Vincent Kompany and Michael Owen are among the tweeters ahead of a mouth-watering night of World Cup action

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Jan Vertonghen Photo: Vincent Kompany/Twitter

Vincent Kompany has taken to Twitter to rally his Belgium team-mates ahead of their clash against USA on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Michael Owen is tipping Argentina to get past Switzerland – and Paddy Power are offering new customers enhanced odds of 3/1 on Lionel Messi and co to secure victory.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction previewing Tuesday’s last-16 games.

Belgium captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) tweets his rallying cry: “#BELUSA matchday #tousensemble”

A very Everton feel to Tim Cahill’s (@Tim_Cahill) pre-match tweet: “#worldcupday #Evertonday Can’t wait for #USA #BEL #Howard #Felli #Lukaku #Miralles #Ibelieve”

Paddy Power are offering new customers enhanced odds of 3/1 on Argentina to beat Switzerland

England legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) fancies the favourites to unsurprisingly progress: “Belgium and Argentina look solid favourites to me tonight. I fancy both to progress.”

Ex-Liverpool defender Djimi Traore (@Djimi_Traore19) thinks the Belgians will lose in extra-time: “Prediction #WorldCup2014 #ARG – #SUI: 2-0 #BEL – #USA: 1-1 (AET:1-2) #USA win.”

Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) give the Swiss some advice: “#ARG v #SUI 5pm. Huge task for Inler/Behrami today to shackle Messi but if they can, convinced Shaquiri… #talkSPORT”

Paddy Power are offering new customers enhanced odds of 3/1 on Argentina to beat Switzerland

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker): “We’ve got both today’s games on @BBCOne which is splendid. Argentina v Switzerland followed by Belgium v USA. All starts at 4.30.”

Ex-Norwich striker Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) previews the action rather more succinctly: “1 hour till it gets Messi! WorldCup2014”

Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) just wants to see goals: “Not many better attacking teams on paper than the Argentina team! The Swiss have had a good tournament though, expecting goals”

Finally, Neil Mellor (@NeilMellor33) reckons Belgium are in for a tough night: “I think the USA are a decent side and will make it a tough game for the Belgians.First we get to see the genius of Messi! #WorldCup”

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