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World Cup 2014

World Cup: Argentina beat Dutch to reach final

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:50 AM
Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero (left) makes a save against Netherlands' defender Ron Vlaar (right) during penalty shoot-outs following extra time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the Fifa World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO (AFP) - Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1990.

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar to take his side through.

The two sides were goalless after extra time.

The South Americans play Germany in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.