Argentina Defeats Netherlands 4-2 in Penalty Shootout to Advance to World Cup Final

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/argentina-defeats-netherlands-4-2-in-penalty-shootout-to-advance-to-world-cup-final-225742478.html
Four minutes of intense drama followed 120 minutes of stalemate on Wednesday, as Argentina booked its place in the World Cup final after surviving a thrilling penalty shootout against the Netherlands. With the score locked at 0-0 after extra time, Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero was the hero, saving kicks from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to take his country into the final for the first time since 1990. Maxi Rodriguez converted the fourth and ultimately decisive penalty for Argentina and the Netherlands fell short again, having also lost on spot kicks in the 1998 semifinal while finishing as runners-up on three occasions.

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