Arena de Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo 09/07/2014 - 22:00CET (17:00 local time)

Semi-finals

Netherlands - Argentina
0-0
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties
 

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Netherlands fall to Argentina in shoot-out

Published: Thursday 10 July 2014
Netherlands fall to Argentina in shoot-out
Sergio Romero makes a save during the penalty shoot-out for Argentina ©Getty Images

Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties and will face Germany in Sunday's FIFA World Cup final.

After the eight goals on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, the Sao Paulo semi-final was to be the first in World Cup history to end 0-0. Four nights ago the Netherlands saw off Costa Rica on penalties after another goalless encounter, but this time neither Ron Vlaar nor Wesley Sneijder could convert and Argentina and Germany will be the first nations to meet in three World Cup finals.

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Argentina

Argentina

1Cillessen (GK)1Romero (GK)
2Vlaar2Garay
3De Vrij4Zabaleta
4Martins Indi
45
46
6Biglia
5Blind8Pérez
81
6N. De Jong
62
9Higuaín
82
9Van Persie (C)
96 ET
10Messi (C)
10Sneijder14Mascherano
11Robben15Demichelis
49
15Kuyt16Rojo
20Wijnaldum22Lavezzi
100 ET

Substitutes

23Krul (GK)21Andújar (GK)
22Vorm (GK)12Orion (GK)
7Janmaat
46
3Campagnaro
8De Guzmán5Gago
12Verhaegh11Maxi Rodríguez
100 ET
13Veltman13Fernandez
14Kongolo17Fernández
16Clasie
62
18Palacio
81
17Lens19Álvarez
19Huntelaar
96 ET
105 ET
20Agüero
82
21Depay23Basanta

Coaches

Louis van Gaal (NED) Alejandro Sabella (ARG)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Press kits

Standings

Match statistics

Netherlands
Argentina

0

Goals scored

0

7

Total attempts

7

1

Attempts on target

4

4

off target

2

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

4

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
  • Penalty
    Maxi Rodríguez (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    Jasper Cillessen gets two hands to the shot but the ferocity is too much for the keeper and the ball crashes in off the bar.
  • Penalty
    Kuyt (Netherlands) scores from the penalty spot.
    Dirk Kuyt stays cool to roll the ball into the bottom-right corner, sending Romero the wrong way. Maxi Rodríguez can win it now for Argentina...
  • Penalty
    Agüero (Argentina) scores from the penalty spot.
    A regular penalty taker for Manchester City FC, Sergio Agüero's confidence shows through.
  • Penalty
    Sneijder (Netherlands) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    Sergio Romero makes another save, diving to his right at a mid-height and parrying the ball away.

See also

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