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Argentina Reaches World Cup Final After Penalties

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Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi (L) and Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder vie for the ball during the first half of extra-time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. (Photo By: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Argentina’s forward and captain Lionel Messi (L) and Netherlands’ midfielder Wesley Sneijder vie for the ball during the first half of extra-time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014. (Photo By: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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SAO PAULO (AP)– Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.

Argentina will play Germany in Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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