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World Cup: Argentina vs Netherlands

Source : AGENCIES
Last Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 04:33 hrs
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Argentina enter World Cup final beating Netherlands 4-2 on penalty shootout.

The match remains 0-0 after 120 minutes. Now it is down to penalty shoot-out.

After 90 minutes it is still 0-0. Match goes into extratime.

At halftime, it is 0-0.


Teams for Wednesday's 2014 World Cup semi-final match between Netherlands and Argentina at the Corinthians arena, Sao Paulo.

Netherlands: 1-Jasper Cillessen; 3-Stefan de Vrij, 2-Ron Vlaar, 4-Bruno Martins Indi, 15-Dirk Kuyt, 5-Daley Blind; 6-Nigel de Jong, 11-Arjen Robben, 20-Georginio Wijnaldum, 10-Wesley Sneijder; 9-Robin van Persie

Substitutes: 7-Daryl Janmaat, 8-Jonathan de Guzman, 12-Paul Verhaegh, 13-Joel Veltman, 14-Terence Kongolo, 16-Jordy Clasie, 17-Jeremain Lens, 18-Leroy Fer, 19-Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 21-Memphis Depay, 22-Michel Vorm, 23-Tim Krul

Argentina: 1-Sergio Romero; 4-Pablo Zabaleta, 15-Martin Demichelis, 2-Ezequiel Garay, 16-Marcos Rojo; 14-Javier Mascherano, 6-Lucas Biglia, 8-Enzo Perez, 10-Lionel Messi; 22-Ezequiel Lavezzi, 9-Gonzalo Higuain

Substitutes: 3–Hugo Campagnaro, 5–Fernando Gago, 7–Angel Di Maria, 11–Maxi Rodriguez, 12–Agustin Orion, 13–Augusto Fernandez, 17–Frederico Fernandez, 18–Rodrigo Palacio, 19–Ricky Alvarez, 20–Sergio Aguero, 21–Mariano Andujar, 23–Jose Basanta

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)

EARLY TEAM NEWS

Netherlands striker Robin van Persie may miss the World Cup semi-final after struggling with a stomach complaint.

But midfielder Nigel de Jong could feature after recovering from a groin injury, which was expected to rule him out for the rest of the tournament.

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria is out because of a thigh injury but may return in his country's final match.

Striker Sergio Aguero is available after a thigh problem and left-back Marcos Rojo will return after a ban.


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