World Cup

Argentina Advances to World Cup Final Over Netherlands

Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

. Argentina's midfielder Enzo Perez and Netherlands' defender Daley Blind vie for the ball during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina during the FIFA World Cup at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals.

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. Supporters of the Netherlands pose with a copy of the World Cup trophy prior to the World Cup match between the Netherlands and Argentina.

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. Argentina's Martin Demichelis controls the ball.

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. Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero saves a penalty from Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder during a shootout.

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. A fan of Argentina shouts.

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. Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez shoots the winning shot against Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen during a penalty shootout.

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. Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after making his first save on a shot at goal by Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands during a penalty shootout.

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. Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina celebrate defeating the Netherlands in a shootout.

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. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands reacts after being defeated by Argentina in a penalty shootout as Argentina celebrates

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