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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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    Still even after one extra period, 0-0.

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    Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi gets caught between Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Mascherano.

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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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    Second half expires and we're going to extra time. 30 more minutes (and then, maybe PKs!!!) to decide Argentina vs. Switzerland.

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    Messi after getting taken down late in the second half.

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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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    Still deadlocked at 0-0 in the 75th minute.

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    Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio makes a save.

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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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    Goalless at the half. 0-0 in Sao Paulo.

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    Switzerland's Johan Djourou controls the ball past Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain.

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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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    Argentina's Lionel Messi tries to create space but is met by Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi. 20 minutes in. Still 0-0.

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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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    Argentina and Switzerland kickoff in Sao Paulo in the first of the final two knockout round matches today.

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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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    Argentina's Lionel Messi enters today's match with 4 goals in the 2014 World Cup — one behind Colombia's James Rodriguez who leads the tournament with five.

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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