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STICK WITH US: 
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

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19:45
ROMERO
ArgentinaARG
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

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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.

19:40
(1 - 2) GARAY (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!

Garay smashes a thunderous effort into the roof of the net, leaving Cillessen no chance.

19:40
(1 - 1) ROBBEN (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!

Robben hits it low into the bottom right hand corner, with Romero diving the wrong way.

19:39
(0 - 1) MESSI (Argentina) successfully converts the penalty!

Messi places into the left side netting, sending Cillessen the wrong way.

19:38
(0 - 0) VLAAR (Netherlands) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.

Vlaar sees his spot kick saved by Romero, low down to the goalkeeper's left.

19:37
The penalty shoot-out is about to begin.
19:37

STAT ATTACK: 
Only four of the 25 teams to miss the first penalty in a World Cup shootout have advanced. Argentina have been involved in four penalty shootouts, winning three and losing one. Netherlands won a shootout for the first time against Costa Rica in the quarter-finals.

19:33
The referee blows for the end of the second period of extra time.

END OF EXTRA TIME: It's all over in Sao Paulo and it's the first World Cup semi-final to finish goalless after extra time. A place in the World Cup Final will be decided on penalties and it'll be Jasper Cillessen facing the spot kicks this time around, with Tim Krul not rising from the bench during the game. Stick with us as the drama unfolds!

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.

Messi tears down the Argentinian right past Vlaar and chips a ball to the back post. It sits up for Rodriguez to hit at goal, but he scuffs his effort into the ground and it's easy for Cillessen.

19:28
117'M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
19:26
115'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

CHANCE! The ball bounces invitingly behind the Dutch defence for Palacio and the No18 can't wait for the ball to come down and heads a tame effort into the hands of Cillessen. Has the forward just squandered the one big opportunity to win it?

19:26
115'PALACIO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
19:22
111'ROBBEN (Netherlands) commits a foul.
19:22
110'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

Messi touches the ball too close to De Vrij who strides out of defence with it at his feet. The No3 takes a look up and smashes a shot from distance, but it's always swerving wide.

19:17
The referee signals the start of the second period of extra time.

The Dutch get us underway for the second period of extra time.

19:14
The referee blows for the end of the first period of extra time.

The first 15 minutes haven't bought too many more clear opportunities for either side, and both teams have made their third and final substitution. There'll be no repeat of Tim Krul's heroics in the quarter-final as a result. Who will make themselves the hero in this semi-final?

19:14
105'+M. RODRIGUEZ (Argentina) takes a corner kick.

CHANCE! Palacio turns Blind well and delivers a whipped ball across the six yard box from the Argentinian right, but it's just in front of Aguero. Janmaat touches it behind for a corner, which is cleared.

19:12
105' HUNTELAAR (Netherlands) is cautioned.
19:12
105'HUNTELAAR (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MASCHERANO (Argentina).
19:08
101' M. RODRIGUEZ (in) comes off the bench to replace LAVEZZI (out) (Argentina)

Rodriguez enters the fray. He, along with Messi, Mascherano, Kuyt, Van Persie, Sneijder and Robben, played in the 0-0 draw at Germany 2006the last meeting between these two.

Player Statistics

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)31 (17)
  • Passes Completion Rate54.84%
  • Tackles0
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Midfielder
  • 56International Caps
  • 180Centimeters
  • Date of Birth02 Jan 1981
  • Current clubCA Newells Old Boys (ARG)
19:06
99'ROMERO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

Robben cuts in onto his favoured left foot from the Dutch right and powers a dipping shot at goal. It bounces just in front of Romero and the Argentina No1 collects well.

19:06
99'ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
19:04
97'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
19:03
96' HUNTELAAR (in) comes off the bench to replace V. PERSIE (out) (Netherlands)

The skipper is replaced and hands the armband to Robben. The Dutch will be hoping for more late heroics from Hunterlaar.

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 1
  • Passes (complete)17 (9)
  • Passes Completion Rate52.94%
  • Tackles0
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • 64International Caps
  • 187Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Aug 1983
  • Current clubFC Schalke 04 (GER)
19:01
94'BIGLIA (Argentina) commits a foul.
19:00

STAT ATTACK: 
This is only the second World Cup semi-final to finish 0-0 after 90 minutes. The first was Germany-Italy in 2006.

18:59
92'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ZABALETA (Argentina).
18:58
The referee signals the start of the first period of extra time.

Argentina get us underway.

18:52
End of regular time - extra time to follow...

END OF 90 MINUTES: It's been an attritional match in Sao Paulo so far and neither side have been able to find the telling moment to win the game in normal time. Arjen Robben had a chance in the final moments but was denied by a superb Javier Mascherano block. Will the Dutch take another side to penalties? Or will there be another Di Maria-esque moment for the Albiceleste? Stick with us to find out!

18:52
90'+JANMAAT (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
18:50
90'+SNEIJDER (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
18:49
90'+MASCHERANO (Argentina) blocks the shot.

CHANCE! A superb flick by Sneijder sees Robben set clear of the Argentinian defence. He's about to pull the trigger and fire at goal, but he's denied by a quite magnificent Mascherano block.

18:49
90'+ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
18:45
87'CLASIE (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

Robben sprints down the Dutch left and is halted by a Garay challenge. Sneijder whips the corner in, it's cleared by Rojo and Clasie's drive from distance is well wide.

18:45
86'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
18:44
86'ROJO (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on WIJNALDUM (Netherlands).
18:43
84'KUYT (Netherlands) commits a foul.
18:42
84'AGUERO (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:42
84'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

It's an optimistic drive by Rojo from disance, but Cillessen pats the ball down and colects.

18:42
84'ROJO (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
18:41
82' AGUERO (in) comes off the bench to replace HIGUAIN (out) (Argentina)

Double substiution by Alejandro Sabella: Perez and Higuain leave the field to be replaced by Aguero and Palacio. It means Palacio goes to the Argentina right, Lavezzi on the left with Aguero through the middle. Messi is tucked in just behind in a more conventional No10 role.

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Forward
  • 54International Caps
  • 172Centimeters
  • Date of Birth02 Jun 1988
  • Current clubManchester City FC (ENG)
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Forward
  • 25International Caps
  • 175Centimeters
  • Date of Birth05 Feb 1982
  • Current clubFC Internazionale (ITA)
18:40
81' PALACIO (in) comes off the bench to replace PEREZ (out) (Argentina)
18:38

DID YOU KNOW? 
The last four of the Netherlands' goals have come in the last 15 minutes of their matches at Brazil 2014. 

18:35
77'ZABALETA (Argentina) commits a foul.
18:34
75'HIGUAIN (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

SIDE NETTING! Perez bursts down the Argentina right and plays a delicious through ball to Higuain who pokes towards goal. A section of the Albiceleste support celebrate wildly, but it's nestled in the side netting on the outside of the goal.

18:33

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18:33
74'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
18:31
72'VLAAR (Netherlands) commits a foul.

Robben brings the ball down superbly in the final third, turns and tees up a galloping Janmaat on the Dutch right. His cross is met by Van Persie attempting an acrobatic effort, but the No9 is offside in any case.

18:30
71'VLAAR (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

Lavezzi finds a few yards of space on the Argentina left, cuts inside and hammers a shot at goal, but the considerable frame of Vlaar is in the way.

18:30
71'LAVEZZI (Argentina) sees his effort hit the target.
18:28
18:26
68'CLASIE (Netherlands) commits a foul.
18:23

It's now raining heavily in Sao Paulo, with the rain lashing down as the wet weather continues to make its way down the Brazilian coast.

18:20
62' CLASIE (in) comes off the bench to replace DE JONG (out) (Netherlands)

With Clasie's introduction, the Dutch join Spain and Colombia in having used the most players at this World Cup: 22.

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)44 (39)
  • Passes Completion Rate88.64%
  • Tackles2
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Midfielder
  • 8International Caps
  • 169Centimeters
  • Date of Birth27 Jun 1991
  • Current clubFeyenoord Rotterdam (NED)
18:20
61'JANMAAT (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BIGLIA (Argentina).
18:18

Lavezzi turns inside the on the Argentinian right and chips a ball to the back post. Higuain tries a header on target, but De Vrij is there to block.

18:13
54'HIGUAIN (Argentina) commits a foul.
18:09
50'MESSI (Argentina) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
18:09

STAT ATTACK: 
21 
of the 23 in the Dutch squad have played at Brazil 2014. Only Michel Vorm and Jordy Clasie have yet to see any action at these finals.

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Goalkeeper
  • 14International Caps
  • 183Centimeters
  • Date of Birth20 Oct 1983
  • Current clubSwansea City AFC (WAL)
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Midfielder
  • 8International Caps
  • 169Centimeters
  • Date of Birth27 Jun 1991
  • Current clubFeyenoord Rotterdam (NED)
18:08
50'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) strikes his free-kick wide.

After Demichelis downs Robben, Sneijder has a shot from all of 30 yards on the Dutch left. It's high and over the bar.

18:07
49' DEMICHELIS (Argentina) is booked by the referee.
18:07
49'DEMICHELIS (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:05
46'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) commits a foul.
18:04
46' Before the second half begins JANMAAT (in) comes off the bench to replace MARTINS INDI (out) (Netherlands)

The change sees a bit of a reshuffle in the Dutch XI. Blind moves inside to the left side of the central defensive three, while Kuyt goes to left wing-back and Janmaat lines up in his place on the right.

18:04
The second half kicks off.
18:04

The Argentinians eventually emerge for the second period and the Dutch are ready to kick off.

18:02

The Dutch players emerge into the tunnel and out into the stadium ready for the second half, it looks like we might have a change at the start of the second half, with Daryl Janmaat being readied.

17:49
17:48

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17:48
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Argentina
ArgentinaARG

Statistics

Ball possession

47%
53%
6Fouls Committed4
0Attempts On Target1
1Shots3
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
17:47
The referee brings the first half to an end.

HALF TIME: In a stark contrast from the first semi-final, the opening half of this game has been a cagey and tense affair. Neither side have created many clear-cut opportunities, with plenty of free-kicks and stoppages breaking up play. Set pieces seem to be the key at the moment, but neither side are fully taking advantage of the opportunities presented to them. It's all set for an intriguing second half.

17:45
45'GARAY (Argentina) commits a foul.
17:45

The game has worked itself into a rather repetitive rhythm, with the Dutch retaining a lot of possession while the Argentinians withdraw and restrain themselves from pressing.

17:45
45' MARTINS INDI (Netherlands) is booked by the referee.
17:44
45'MARTINS INDI (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MESSI (Argentina).
17:42
42'ZABALETA (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:42
42'MESSI (Argentina) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SNEIJDER (Netherlands).
17:38
38'MARTINS INDI (Netherlands) commits a foul.
17:36
36'DEMICHELIS (Argentina) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:36

MESSI GETS HIS BOOTS MESSY

17:35
35'HIGUAIN (Argentina) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:34
34'MESSI (Argentina) is ruled offside.
17:32
32'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:32
32'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
17:30

24 HOURS AGO:
This time yesterday, Germany were 5-0 up against Brazil.

17:30
30'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) illegally handles the ball.
17:29

There's a break in play as Mascherano goes down after a clash of heads with Wijnaldum. After initially looking very dazed, the No14 returns to the field of play.

17:25

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17:24
24'GARAY (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.

Lavezzi whips in the corner kick and Garay throws himself at it. The Benfica defender takes an accidental boot to the face but gets up and runs back to his defence.

17:24
24'LAVEZZI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
17:21
21'LAVEZZI (Argentina) swings in the corner.
17:19
19'MESSI (Argentina) takes a corner kick.
17:18
18'WIJNALDUM (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:17
17:15
15'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

Messi smashes the set piece to the left of the Dutch wall, but Cillessen is down and smartly collects.

17:15
15'MESSI (Argentina) hits his free-kick on target.
17:13
13'VLAAR (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.

Perez, who has been one of Argentina's brightest players in the opening stages, darts infield and is felled by Vlaar. It's in Messi territory.

17:13
13'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

After excellent work by Mascherano sees the Barça man win the ball off Robben, his clearance is rather rushed and deflected into the path of Sneijder. The No10 hits a hopeful half-volley, but it's wide of Romero's right-hand post.

17:11
11'PEREZ (Argentina) sees an effort go off target.
17:10
10'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:06
6'ROBBEN (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

Kuyt dinks a quite brilliant lofted through ball from the Dutch right towards Robben but the winger, drifting in from the left, is offside.

17:05
5'PEREZ (Argentina) is ruled offside.
17:04

Perez, starting in place of the injured Di Maria, drifts infield from his starting position on the Argentinian right and dances past a couple of Dutch challenges. Before finding Messi, he's halted just in front of the Oranje defence.

17:02

A REAL COMMENTARY DUO

17:00
The match kicks off.

Argentina get us underway in their traditional white and sky-blue striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. They face the Dutch in their Orange shirts and socks, and white shorts.

17:00

The teams join in the centre circle for a moment of silence, to commemorate the incredible career of Alfredo Di Stefano, who sadly passed away earlier this week. Spontaneous applause breaks out in the crowd.

16:59

LINE-UPS: 
Netherlands 
make one change from their quarter-final penalties win over Costa Rica, with Nigel de Jong returning from injury in place of Memphis Depay. Argentina make two changes, with Marcos Rojo returning from suspension in place of Jose Basanta, while Enzo Perez replaces the injured Angel Di Maria.

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Netherlands
NetherlandsNED

1 CILLESSEN, 2 VLAAR, 3 DE VRIJ, 4 MARTINS INDI, 5 BLIND, 6 DE JONG, 9 V. PERSIE, 10 SNEIJDER, 11 ROBBEN, 15 KUYT, 20 WIJNALDUM

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Argentina
ArgentinaARG

1 ROMERO, 2 GARAY, 4 ZABALETA, 6 BIGLIA, 8 PEREZ, 9 HIGUAIN, 10 MESSI, 14 MASCHERANO, 15 DEMICHELIS, 16 ROJO, 22 LAVEZZI

16:59

Two of world football's biggest superstars Robin van Persie and Lionel Messi meet in the centre circle for the pre-match captain's coin toss.

16:57

Next up is the Himno Nacional Argentina. The large Argentinian contingent in the stadium join the players in song.

16:57

Het Wilhelmus rings out around the Arena de Sao Paulo and the Oranje players join in passionately, clutching each other around the shoulders. 

16:56

The players walk out onto the pitch to rapturous applause, and the Dutch prepare for their national anthem.

16:55

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16:54

Robin van Persie is leading his Dutch team down the tunnel as the players take their place ahead of walking out onto the pitch. The Argentinians follow them, with Lionel Messi walking in front.

16:51

NETHERLANDS' ROAD TO THE SEMIS:
Pl 15 W13 D2 L0 GF46 (3.06pg) GA9 (0.6pg)
Including World Cup qualifiers, the Dutch have played 15 games, winning 13 and drawing twice on the road to Sao Paulo. Their biggest win came against Hungary (8-1) and they have scored 46 goals, giving them an average of 3.06 goals per game, the best of the four semi-finalists ahead of Tuesday's first semi.

ARGENTINA'S ROAD TO THE SEMIS:
Pl 21 W14 D5 L2 GF 43 (2.05pg) GA 18 (0.86pg)
Argentina are the only semi-finalist to lose a match on the road to the last four (including World Cup qualifiers) before the semis. They were defeated by Venezuela (1-0) and Uruguay (3-2) in South American qualifying but have won every game since they arrived in Brazil.

16:50

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Netherlands
NetherlandsNED

1 Jasper CILLESSEN, 2 Ron VLAAR, 3 Stefan DE VRIJ, 4 Bruno MARTINS INDI, 5 Daley BLIND, 6 Nigel DE JONG, 8 Jonathan DE GUZMAN, 10 Wesley SNEIJDER, 15 Dirk KUYT, 9 Robin VAN PERSIE, 11 Arjen ROBBEN

Argentina
ArgentinaARG

1 Sergio ROMERO, 2 Ezequiel GARAY, 3 Hugo CAMPAGNARO, 4 Pablo ZABALETA, 16 Marcos ROJO, 6 Lucas BIGLIA, 8 Enzo PEREZ, 14 Javier MASCHERANO, 9 Gonzalo HIGUAIN, 10 Lionel MESSI, 22 Ezequiel LAVEZZI

16:49

LIONEL MESSI 
"As a player winning a World Cup is the best there is. It's something you dream about when you are a kid and it never disappears. I have asked my Barcelona team-mates Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta and (Gerard) Pique what it is like to lift the trophy, and they couldn't explain. We will do everything to make this dream a reality. To play a World Cup final with the great atmosphere of the Maracana is something what every player dreams of, but first we have to make sure we get there."

16:46

ARENA DE SAO PAULO: 
Netherlands 
defeated Chile here in Group B and Argentina saw off the Swiss after extra time at the Round of 16 stage.

16:42

DIRK KUYT 
"The semi-finals are fantastic, but we know what it feels like to lose a World Cup, and we would love to win. Argentina are a world-class team and they deserve to be in the last four. But we want to measure ourselves against the best, and not only measure, but win. That's why we're here."

16:40

Head-to-Head

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
.4Wins1.
.3Draws3.
13Total Goals scored6
16:39

FRIENDS, NOW FOES
Martin Demichelis 
won a domestic league title in 2010 with Bayern Munich. The team was coached by Louis van Gaal and Arjen Robben was in the squad.

Player Statistics

Argentina
ArgentinaARG
Defender
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)0 (0)
  • Passes Completion Rate0%
  • Tackles0

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)0 (0)
  • Passes Completion Rate0%
  • Tackles0
16:35

STAT ATTACK: 
Argentina 
have conceded two goals in their last four matches. Both were scored by Nigeria's Ahmed Musa.

16:34

DID YOU KNOW? 
At Brazil 2014, the Netherlands have a chance to exact revenge on all three teams that have defeated them in a World Cup Final. They have already beaten Spain and now face Argentina. The Dutch could meet Germany in the final.

16:32

INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOMS: 

16:31
16:30

The teams are out on the pitch warming up. Argentina, unsurprisingly, get a less-than-welcoming reception from the large Brazilian contingent among the crowd.

16:21
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16:13

STAT ATTACK: 
Twice a team that finished runners-up in one World Cup went on to win the next World Cup. West Germany managed that in 1990 and Brazil did it in 2002.

16:04

THE NETHERLANDS-ARGENTINA LINE-UPS
The starting XIs for the second semi-final have been announced!

16:03

GOOD AFTERNOON:
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Brazil 2014 semi-final between the Netherlands and Argentina. After Germany's staggering 7-1 victory over hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte yesterday, Joachim Low's side will be watching this game with great interest as they will play the winner in the Final on Sunday at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Today's two teams have met in the World Cup on four previous occasions, including in the 1978 Final where La Albiceleste beat the Oranje 3-1, so their meeting at the Arena de Sao Paulo this evening is expected to be another great match-up. So, stay with us as we bring you all the build-up to kick-off and we'll then have our LIVE minute-by-minute coverage from Sao Paulo keeping you up to date with everything from Match 62 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Don't forget to #joinin on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to be a part of the global conversation, which you can follow along on our World Cup social hub.

16:02

Weather

Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

  • Cloudy
  • 15° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 79 %Humidity
16:02
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
  • 1CILLESSEN (GK)
  • 2VLAAR
  • 3DE VRIJ
  • 4MARTINS INDI
  • 5BLIND
  • 6DE JONG
  • 9V. PERSIE (C)
  • 10SNEIJDER
  • 11ROBBEN
  • 15KUYT
  • 20WIJNALDUM
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
  • 1ROMERO (GK)
  • 2GARAY
  • 4ZABALETA
  • 6BIGLIA
  • 8PEREZ
  • 9HIGUAIN
  • 10MESSI (C)
  • 14MASCHERANO
  • 15DEMICHELIS
  • 16ROJO
  • 22LAVEZZI

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