World Cup: Argentina defeats Netherlands to reach final

(CNN) -- Brazil thought its nightmare was over -- but perhaps it's only just beginning.

Just 24 hours after the host nation was dumped out of its own World Cup, arch rival Argentina booked its place in the final following a penalty shootout victory over the Netherlands.

Argentina, which has not reached the final since 1990 and last won the tournament in 1986, triumphed 4-2 after the tie had ended goalless after 120 minutes.

The South American side will face Germany in Sunday's final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

Argentina beat West Germany in the 1986 World Cup final, before the Germans gained revenge four years later.

 


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