Argentina beats Netherlands in shootout

Jul 10, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT
(L-R) Javier Mascherano of Argentina, Wesley Sneijder of Holland during the match between The Netherlands and Argentina on July 9, 2014 at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Argentina will meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final at the Maracana after winning a penalty shootout to eliminate the Netherlands. After 120 tedious and goalless minutes that were in stark contrast to the spectacular shock of the first semi-final between Brazil and the Germans, Argentina prevailed and a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 finals - when they played West Germany - will be played out in Rio.
Background:
Argentina beat Dutch in shootout [BBC]
Argentina beats Netherlands on penalty kicks to reach World Cup final vs. Germany [WP]