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World Cup: Argentina in the last four after penalties against the Netherlands


The Albiceleste snatched their qualification on penalties against the Netherlands (2-2, 4 pens to 3) and will face Croatia in the semi-finals.

Lionel Messi and Argentina will compete against Croatia, who fell Brazil earlier this Friday (1-1, 4 pens to 2), for a place in the World Cup final.

Dominating against the Dutch, the South Americans qualified after the penalty shootout (2-2, a tab at 3).

Molina had opened the scoring (35th) served on a plate by Messi.

The number 10 then doubled the bet from the penalty spot in the second period (73rd).

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Louis van Gaal's men reduced the score through Weghorst with a header (83rd) before snatching extra time in the last seconds of regulation time (2-2, 90th + 11).

Two shots on target and two goals in two periods, the perfect shot for the Oranje.

The penalty shootout finally smiled on the South Americans (4-3).

The quarter-finals continue this Saturday with the clash between Portugal and Morocco (4:00 p.m.) followed by the match between France and England (8:00 p.m.).

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