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Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final
Argentina edges Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup final

Lionel Messi finally got what he wanted: the best player in the world is going to play in his sport's biggest game. And this time he owes that more to his teammates than his own individual brillance after Argentina won a penalty-kick shootout with the Netherlands to advance to Sunday's World Cup final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro. The Dutch, who won their quarterfinal game with Costa Rica on penalty kicks, meets Brazil on Saturday in Brasilia in the third-place game. After playing 120 minutes to a scoreless draw, the Argentines came alive in the shootout, winning 4-2 with Messi getting things started. Ezequiel Garay, Sergio Aguero and Maxi Rodriguez followed, all making their...

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