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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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19:58

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Now that the line-up for the Final has been decided, Germany-Argentina on Sunday at the Maracana, we're here to digest all the reaction from an intriguing clash in Sao Paulo on our daily tournament blog. Thanks for joining us here and the Global Stadium will open again on Saturday for the penultimate match at Brazil 2014, the play-off for third place between Brazil and Netherlands.

19:50

There are emotional scenes at the final whistle as Robben and Van Persie salute the Dutch fans. Messi and his teammates wildly celebrate with the Argentinian faithful.

19:49
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Argentina
ArgentinaARG

Statistics

Ball possession

53%
47%
15Fouls Committed10
3Attempts On Target5
7Shots8
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
19:49

Goal Counter

167Goals so far
OSCAR
NED0-0ARG
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BRA
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19:45
ROMERO
ArgentinaARG
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

120MINUTES PLAYED37TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
19:44
The penalty shoot-out is over.

ARGENTINA ARE INTO THE FINAL! They will face Germany after Maxi Rodriguez converted his penalty. After an attritional 120 minutes, it was Sergio Romero who was the hero. He saved from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder, with Rodriguez scoring the crucial spot kick.

19:43
(2 - 4) M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!

IT'S IN! ARGENTINA ARE INTO THE FINAL! Cillessen gets a touch on the ball but it crashes in off the underside of the bar.

19:43
(2 - 3) KUYT (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!

Kuyt passes the ball low to his right, and Romero goes the wrong way.

19:42
(1 - 3) AGUERO (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!

Aguero scores low to Cillessen's right, with the keeper getting close to the ball but unable to keep it out.

19:41
(1 - 2) SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.

Sneijder's effort is saved! Romero dives to his right to keep the penalty out.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
81'
62'
82'
(C) 96'
(C)
101'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
46' HT
101'
62'
81'
96'
82'
18
Injured
Injured
CoachCoach
Louis VAN GAAL (NED)Alejandro SABELLA (ARG)

Match Facts

Sao Paulo

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

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  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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