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Argentina Defeats Switzerland 1-0 In Extra Time

Argentina advances to the quarterfinal to take on the the winner of Belgium vs. USA.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi goes for a header beside Switzerland's Goekhan Inler during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo.

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Angel Di Maria celebrates his winner #ARG

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Time is up!! #ARG takes this one thanks to Messi & Di Maria! #beINBrazil14 #ARGvsSUI

beIN SPORTS@beINSPORTSUSA

Time is up!! #ARG takes this one thanks to Messi & Di Maria! #beINBrazil14 #ARGvsSUI

2:35 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Argentina survive, 1-0. The withstand an onslaught from the Swiss in extra time and hold on to advance to the quarterfinals.

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The Swiss hit the post! Devastatingly close to tying it up.

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And there it is! Argentina scores in the 118th minute, 1-0. Messi with the great pass, Di Maria with the finish.

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Di Maria, so close.

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Second extra period is underway in Sao Paulo. 15 minutes away from a penalty kick shootout.

Angel Di Maria misses. Puts head in hands. "WHY ARE WE STILL HERE??!!"

cathalkelly@cathalkelly

Angel Di Maria misses. Puts head in hands. "WHY ARE WE STILL HERE??!!"

2:18 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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This is how close Argentina came to ending it during regulation.

Incredible save from Benaglio. This header from Garay was going straight into the net

ESPN FC@ESPNFC

Incredible save from Benaglio. This header from Garay was going straight into the net

1:58 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Sloppy start to the extra period. On a separate note: Rodrigo Palacio's hair.

Please, don't let this become a trend. Palacio's tail. #ARG #SUI #WorldCup

Robert Hernandez@webjournalist

Please, don't let this become a trend. Palacio's tail. #ARG #SUI #WorldCup

2:00 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And the first extra period is underway in Sao Paulo.

If only Messi could pass to himself. #ARGSUI

Ben Colmer@BenColmer96

If only Messi could pass to himself. #ARGSUI

1:50 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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88 minutes gone by. Still 0-0.

Goth Cat@BondGirlPam

Irritating game 😤😤😤 #ARGvsSUI

1:41 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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7 - Xherdan Shaqiri has been directly involved in seven of #SUI's eight shots (2 shots, 5 final passes). Key.

OptaJean@OptaJean

7 - Xherdan Shaqiri has been directly involved in seven of #SUI's eight shots (2 shots, 5 final passes). Key.

1:36 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Messi squeezes one past not one, but two Swiss defenders. Benaglio denies the shot AND the rebound. Brilliant goaltending.

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Argentina and Switzerland are still scoreless through 67 minutes. However, Argentina applying heavy pressure. Feels like the Argentines could break through at any time.

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Header from Argentina's Higuain! Benaglio flies through the air to save it over the crossbar.

This Switzerland goalkeeper is making it very hard to make a cheese joke. #ARGvsSUI

Philip DeFranco@PhillyD

This Switzerland goalkeeper is making it very hard to make a cheese joke. #ARGvsSUI

1:20 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Shaqiri with a chance from distance on the set piece. Romero denies him, but gives up a dangerous rebound. Still all square, 0-0.

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Argentina's fans are grimacing at the moment. SUI is taking the fight to them. Live: http://t.co/ZcxokrfuUq #ARGvsSUI

FirstpostSports@FirstpostSports

Argentina's fans are grimacing at the moment. SUI is taking the fight to them. Live: http://t.co/ZcxokrfuUq #ARGvsSUI

1:08 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#WorldCup fan gets #ARG Lionel Messi shaved nto his head by @robtheoriginal

Before I Was Famous@BeforeFamePics

#WorldCup fan gets #ARG Lionel Messi shaved nto his head by @robtheoriginal

1:03 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Argentina starts much stronger in the second half. Earns an early corner kick. Still tied 0-0.

Ohhh #SUI get caught out there. Lavezzi cut back just misses Higuain. #ARG corner #ARGSUI

Alex Elleman@alex_elleman

Ohhh #SUI get caught out there. Lavezzi cut back just misses Higuain. #ARG corner #ARGSUI

1:02 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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That was first half in which Lionel Messi didn't have shot at this World Cup. #ARG

Paul Carr@PCarrESPN

That was first half in which Lionel Messi didn't have shot at this World Cup. #ARG

12:52 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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It certainly didn't feel like Argentina dominated possession in the first half. Switzerland was getting all the best chances. It'll be interesting to see what adjustments Argentina makes in the second period.

HALF TIME: #Argentina 0 #Switzerland 0 #ARGSUI

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Switzerland's Drmic squanders a fantastic breakaway chance.

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Drmic is through on goal. Yet he somehow contrives to play a weak lob straight into Romero's hand. #ARGvsSUI http://t.co/YN3Rxfxdc0

ITV Football@itvfootball

Drmic is through on goal. Yet he somehow contrives to play a weak lob straight into Romero's hand. #ARGvsSUI http://t.co/YN3Rxfxdc0

12:39 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Messi has been quiet. So far...

Lionel or Leonard Messi. Which one will show up today? #ARGvSUI #Truly #DancingOnTheCeiling

Soccer Gods@soccergods

Lionel or Leonard Messi. Which one will show up today? #ARGvSUI #Truly #DancingOnTheCeiling

12:35 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Belgium with the first solid scoring chance of the match. A flourish of shots in the Argentina box. All turned away by Romero.

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We're nearly 12 minutes into #ARG vs #SUI and it's 0-0. Possession so far leans 68% for the Argentinians.

MashableLIVE@MashableLive

We're nearly 12 minutes into #ARG vs #SUI and it's 0-0. Possession so far leans 68% for the Argentinians.

12:12 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Switzerland's Shaqiri gives the camera a wink during his country's national anthem.

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Thousands of Argentine fans watch #ARGvsSUI at FIFA Fan Fest in Sao Paulo

Adriana Gómez Licón@agomezlicon

Thousands of Argentine fans watch #ARGvsSUI at FIFA Fan Fest in Sao Paulo

12:01 PM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Sometimes, it’s good to keep your room Messi. #WorldCup #ARGSUI #ARG

Getty Images Sport@GettySport

Sometimes, it’s good to keep your room Messi. #WorldCup #ARGSUI #ARG

11:24 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Here at the starting lineups for Argentina and Switzerland:

#ARG LINE-UP: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Gago, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Rojo, Fernandez, Lavezzi #ARGSUI #WorldCup #Joinin

FIFAWorldCup@FIFAWorldCup

#ARG LINE-UP: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Gago, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Rojo, Fernandez, Lavezzi #ARGSUI #WorldCup #Joinin

10:52 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#SUI LINE-UP: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri #ARGSUI #WorldCup

FIFAWorldCup@FIFAWorldCup

#SUI LINE-UP: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri #ARGSUI #WorldCup

10:52 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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