Argentina Defeats Netherlands, Advances To World Cup Final

Argentina will play Germany in the World Cup Final on Sunday.

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Argentina wins in penalties! 4-1 after Rodriguez puts it in!

Kuyt keeps the Dutch alive, trail 3-2 in penalties.

It’s in, and Argentina leads 3-1 in penalties! Netherlands must score here to stay alive.

SAVED! Argentina blocks another and they’re in prime position to advance to the World Cup Final.

2-1, Argentina leads at the end of Round 2 in penalties.

Robben capitalizes, puts it in to tie at 1-1.

Messi! Argentina goes up 1-0 in penalties.

BLOCKED! Netherlands fails to make their first penatly : 0-0

Here we go! The Dutch will step up to take the first kick of the shootout.

120th minute: There’s the whistle and we’re headed to penalties!

Solid chance for Argentina, but comes up just short.

117th minute: Fans eagerly look on at this exciting 0-0 match.

108th minute: Pablo Zabaleta down on the pitch after a brutal hit, looked to have a mouth injury.

Half-time of extra-time: Netherlands 0-0 Argentina

95th minute: Robin Van Persie subbed off. Huntelaar on.

91st minute: Extra-time is underway!

Full-time: Netherlands and Argentina are tied 0-0 going into extra-time.

90th minute: Robben with the first real opportunity the Dutch have had the entire match. Deflection leads to a corner.

A chance for Argentina around the 75th minute looked as it was in the back of the net, but actually hit the side netting.

75th minute: Still nil-nil in the 2nd half after not much from either side.

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64th minute: The rain is falling in heavy doses in Sao Paulo. Could make the next half-hour quite interesting.

58th minute: Argentina was a missed opportunity off the mark, still nil-nil.

46th minute: We’re back underway in the 2nd half!

HALF: Netherlands 0-0 Argentina

Another look at the Mascherano incident in the 1st half that will definitely bring up discussion again to whether, or not, FIFA should crack down on in-game head injuries.

39th minute: Nil-nil still after only a few chances for both sides.

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28th minute: Mascherano down on the pitch after a head-to-head collision. He’s clearly a bit out of it as he gets up, but he’ll continue..

15th minute: Messi with a hard free-kick around the left side of the Dutch wall. Save made, still 0-0.

14th minute: Argentina with a free-kick from about 20 yards out. Messi to take it

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13th minute: First real chance of the match comes of a bad clear from Argentina around their area. Shot off the volley goes wide-left by the Netherlands.

Argentina players are all wearing a black arm-band in honor of the late Alfredo di Stefano.

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7th minute: Slow start to the match, but most of the possession being held by the Dutch.

1st minute: We’re underway in Sao Paulo between Netherlands and Argentina!

An Argentine fan shows his support in the stands ahead of the match in Sao Paulo.

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Dutch fans show their support ahead of the match in Arena Corinthians.

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Here’s the team sheets, including starting lineups, for the both teams in their semi-final matchup in Sao Paulo, Brazil.




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