FIFA photos: Argentina brush past Netherlands to reach World Cup final

 FIFA photos: Argentina brush past Netherlands to reach World Cup final

Argentina's players celebrate winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. They beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalty. Reuters

Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez shoots to score the decisive penalty shot past Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during their penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014.  REUTERS

Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez shoots to score the decisive penalty shot past Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during their penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals. 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. Reuters

Argentina's Martin Demichelis cries after the team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Martin Demichelis cries after the team's 2014 World Cup semi-final win against Netherlands. Reuters

Argentina players celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina players celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands. 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 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. 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 Martin Demichelis (L) and Ezequiel Garay (R) fight for the ball against Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's Martin Demichelis (L) and Ezequiel Garay (R) fight for the ball against Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals. Reuters

Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) takes a free kick near Netherlands' players (L-2nd R) Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar and Bruno Martins Indi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Lionel Messi (R) takes a free kick near Netherlands' players (L-2nd R) Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar and Bruno Martins Indi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals. Reuters

Argentina's players celebrate past the Netherlands' players after winning their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Argentina's players celebrate past the Netherlands' players after winning 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. Reuters

Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands watches as he fails to stop the decisive penalty shot by Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez during their penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands watches as he fails to stop the decisive penalty shot by Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez. Reuters

Argentina's Javier Mascherano hugs teammate Lionel Messi (back) after their team's victory over the Netherlands at the end of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS

Javier Mascherano hugs teammate Lionel Messi (back) after their team's victory over the Netherlands. Reuters

Updated Date: Jul 10, 2014 08:46:19 IST