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Argentina v Netherlands semifinal match, FIFA worldcup 2014

Argentina has advanced to the World Cup final after winning its semi-final against the Netherlands in a penalty shootout. Lionel Messi leads his men into World Cup final after a ARGENTINE WIN 4-2 ON PENALTIES. Argentina will meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana after winning a penalty shootout to eliminate the Netherlands.

Penalties

Ron Vlaar MISSES for the Netherlands, saved
Lionel Messi SCORES for Argentina
Arjen Robben SCORES for the Netherlands
Ezequiel Garay SCORES for Argentina
Wesley Sneijder MISSES for the Netherlands, saved
Sergio Aguero SCORES for Argentina
Dirk Kuyt SCORES for the Netherlands
Maxi Rodriguez SCORES for Argentina

Argentina defeats the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties.(Netherlands 2:4 P.S.O. Argentina)




Match statistics

Netherlands Argentina
0 Goals 0
1 Shots on target 4
4 Shots off target 2
2 Blocked shots 2
4 Corners 4
15 Fouls 10
4Offsides 4
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
56 Possession % 44

World Cup semi-final 2014 Argentina vs Netherlands

JUL 10, 2014. SEMIFINALS, ARENA DE SAO PAULO. ATTENDANCE: 63,267. REFEREE: CUNEYT CAKIR.

FINAL SCORE

Netherlands 0 - 0 Argentina

Penalty shootout

Netherlands 0(2) - 0(4) Argentina
R. Vlaar (0)
A. Robben (1)
W. Sneijder (0)
D. Kuyt (1)
L. Messi (1)
E. Garay (1)
S. Agüero (1)
Maxi Rodríguez (1)

ARGENTINA TEAM

Sergio Romero, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo, Enzo Perez, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Lavezzi , Gonzalo Higuain

Substitutes
Rodrigo Palacio (for Perez, 81'), Sergio Aguero (for Higuain, 82') , Maxi Rodriguez (for Lavezzi, 101')

Coach
Alejandro Sabella


NETHERLANDS TEAM

Jasper Cillessen , Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar, Bruno Martins Indi, Dirk Kuyt, Nigel de Jong, Wesley Sneijder, Georginio Wijnaldum, Daley Blind, Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie
Substitutes
Daryl Janmaat (for Indi, 45'), Jordy Clasie (for de Jong, 62'), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (for van Persie, 96')

Coach
Louis van Gaal

Referee: Cüneyt Çakir


HIGHLIGHTS

ARGENTINA WINS PENALTY SHOOTOUT 4-2

The Netherlands shoot first.
• Romero saves the first penalty, a poor one from Vlaar. 0-0.
• Messi scores for Argentina. 1-0 Argentina.
• Robben scores for the Netherlands. 1-1.
• Garay scores for Argentina. 2-1 Argentina.
• Romero saves Sneijder’s penalty brilliantly, diving to his right. 2-1 Argentina.
• Aguero scores for Argentina. 3-1 Argentina.
• Kuyt scores for the Netherlands. 3-2 Argentina.
• Rodriguez scores for Argentina. Argentina wins the shootout 4-2.
Two magnificent saves from Sergio Romero, have won the match for Argentina.

Argentina and Germany teams play in the World Cup final on Monday morning (AEST). The Netherlands will have to front up for the third place playoff against Brazil a day earlier.