FIFA 2014 photos: Argentina's journey to their first World Cup final since 1990

 FIFA 2014 photos: Argentinas journey to their first World Cup final since 1990

In this slideshow we take a look at Argentina's journey to the FIFA World Cup 2014 final. They will play Germany on 13 July, which will be around 12.30 am in the night Monday IST.  Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) shoots to score a goal against Bosnia during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014.      REUTERS

Argentina's Lionel Messi (C) shoots to score a goal against Bosnia during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (C top) scores a goal past Bosnia's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (bottom) during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014.           REUTERS

Group Stage: Lionel Messi (C top) scores a goal past Bosnia's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (bottom) during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina won 2-1 in the match. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) scores a goal past Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 21, 2014.  REUTERS

Lionel Messi (R) scores a goal past Iran's Reza Ghoochannejhad during their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Argentina scraped through with 1-0 against Iran. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi scores on a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 25, 2014.  REUTERS

Lionel Messi scores on a free kick during the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Nigeria. Argentina won 3-2 in the match. Reuters

Hair artist and master barber Rob Ferrel (L), known as "Rob the Original", cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez, ahead of tomorrow's World Cup match between Argentina and Switzerland at his barbershop in San Antonio, Texas June 30, 2014.  REUTERS

Hair artist and master barber Rob Ferrel (L), known as "Rob the Original", cuts the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez. Reuters

Argentina's Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Switzerland during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014.  REUTERS

Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Switzerland during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena. They beat Switzerland 1-0. Reuters

Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio fails to save a goal by Argentina's Angel Di Maria (L) during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014.   REUTERS

Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio fails to save a goal by Argentina's Angel Di Maria (L) during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Corinthians arena. Reuters

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella celebrates after a goal by Argentina's Angel Di Maria during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014.  REUTERS

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella celebrates after a goal by Argentina's Angel Di Maria during extra time in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Switzerland. Reuters

Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain (L) kicks the ball to score a goal past Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten (C) and Vincent Kompany during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 5, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain (L) kicks the ball to score a goal past Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten (C) and Vincent Kompany during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals. Argentina won the quarter-final 1-o. Reuters

Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain (not pictured) scores a goal past  Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during their 2014 World Cup quarter-final soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 5, 2014.    REUTERS

Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain (not pictured) scores a goal past Belgium's goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during their 2014 World Cup quarter-final soccer match. Reuters

Argentina fans board a train at Luz Station to catch the 2014 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Argentina and Netherlands at Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014.   REUTERS

Argentina fans board a train at Luz Station to catch the 2014 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Argentina and Netherlands at Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals. Reuters

Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands after scoring the victory penalty during a penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014.    REUTERS

Maxi Rodriguez celebrates past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands after scoring the victory penalty during a penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians.

Argentina's national soccer players celebrate after their teammate Maxi Rodriguez scored the decisive goal during a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands at their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. Pictured are (L-R) Argentina's Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta , Martin Demichelis , Marcos Rojo , Lucas Biglia , Rodrigo Palacio , Javier Mascherano, Ezequiel Garay and Sergio Aguero.  REUTERS

Argentina's national soccer players celebrate after their teammate Maxi Rodriguez scored the decisive goal during a penalty shoot-out against the Netherlands at their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Pictured are (L-R) Argentina's Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta , Martin Demichelis , Marcos Rojo , Lucas Biglia , Rodrigo Palacio , Javier Mascherano, Ezequiel Garay and Sergio Aguero. Reuters

Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta, who was injured during the match, celebrates after winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014.             REUTERS

Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta, who was injured during the match, celebrates after winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands. Reuters

Fans wearing hats decorated with a caricature of Argentina's Lionel Messi wait for the start of the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Argentina and Belgium at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 5, 2014. REUTERS

Fans wearing hats decorated with a caricature of Argentina's Lionel Messi wait for the start of the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals between Argentina and Belgium at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 5, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina fans wait for the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Argentina and Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014.   REUTERS

Argentina fans wait for the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Argentina and Switzerland at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 1, 2014. REUTERS

An Argentina fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match between Argentina and Iran at the the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 21, 2014.  REUTERS

An Argentina fan waits for the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match between Argentina and Iran. Reuters

Argentina fans celebrate after their team won the 2014 World Cup semi-final match against the Netherlands as they watched at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 9, 2014.  REUTERS

Argentina fans celebrate after their team won the 2014 World Cup semi-final match against the Netherlands as they watched at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Reuters

Updated Date: Jul 11, 2014 09:28:57 IST