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Romero the shoot-out hero as Argentina reach Final

After 120 goalless minutes, Argentina sunk the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to secure a FIFA World Cup Final against Germany, with goalkeeper Sergio Romero emerging as the match-winner.

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19:44
The penalty shoot-out is over.
19:43
(2 - 4) M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!
19:43
(2 - 3) KUYT (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!
19:42
(1 - 3) AGUERO (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!
19:41
(1 - 2) SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
19:40
(1 - 2) GARAY (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!
19:40
(1 - 1) ROBBEN (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!
19:39
(0 - 1) MESSI (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!
19:38
(0 - 0) VLAAR (Netherlands) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
19:37
The penalty shoot-out is about to begin.
19:33
The referee blows for the end of the second period of extra time.
19:31
120'DEMICHELIS (Argentina) blocks the shot.
19:31
120'KUYT (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
19:28
117'ROBBEN (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
19:28
117'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

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Line-ups

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
81'
62'
82'
(C) 96'
10
(C)
11
15
16
101'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
22
(GK)
12
(GK)
23
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
5
Injured
101'
16
62'
17
81'
18
Injured
96'
20
82'
CoachCoach
Louis VAN GAAL (NED)Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Match Facts

Sao Paulo

The financial and business hub of Brazil, not only is Sao Paulo the biggest city in the country, it also ranks among the most populous in the world, with just over 11 million inhabitants within its area of 1,523 square kilometers (588 sq mi).

Arena de Sao Paulo

  • Stadium nameArena de Sao Paulo
  • CitySao Paulo
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity62601

Weather

  • Cloudy
  • 15° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 79 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Cüneyt ÇAKIR
    Turkey
    TurkeyTUR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin DURAN (TUR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Tarik ONGUN (TUR)
  • Fourth official: Jonas ERIKSSON (SWE)