Argentina advances to World Cup final by beating Netherlands

Jul 09, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JULY 09: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands challenges Javier Mascherano of Argentina during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Credit Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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Argentina beat the Netherlands in a penalty shootout to move to the final of soccer’s World Cup against Germany. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties, with goalkeeper Sergio Romero saving shots by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder while the South Americans made all theirs.

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Argentina advances to World Cup final by beating Netherlands [Bloomberg]