FIFA 2014 World Cup 2014 2nd Semi Final: Argentina Defeated the Netherlands 4-2 on Penalties

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Lionel Messi is going to get his shot at the FIFA World Cup, as Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after the match ended scoreless in the teams’ semifinal clash on Wednesday.

Argentina reached the World Cup Final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.

Argentina will play against Germany in Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Team Lineups(from):

Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Ron Vlaar, Stefan De Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi (Daryl Janmaat, 46th), Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Wesley Sneijder, Nigel De Jong (Jordy Clasie, 62nd); Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 96th)

Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Enzo Perez (Rodrigo Palacio, 81st); Gonzalo Higuain (Sergio Aguero, 82nd), Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Lavezzi (Maxi Rodriguez, 101st)

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