Orange heads home after losing to Argentina
Penalty kicks by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder were by the Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero stopped.Â Netherlands threw himself, returned from injury with Nigel de Jong and Ron Vlaar, starting from the beginning on the full to tie up Lionel Messi. That triggered a lot of ball possession first on Orange, but few opportunities. The ball was a lot of back and forth tapped in midfield, but because the Argentines Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie in the tang had those could not be placed in contention.A shot by Wesley Sneijder that besides went was the first weapon Factoid of Orange and Argentina suggested there a hard free kick from Messi opposite. Jasper Calhoun had the shot, however, see through. From a corner, but his commitment could still inkoppen Ezequiel Garay was about.Â Bruno Martins Indi ran for a light foul on Messi against a yellow card. Even before that, the Turkish referee CÃ¼neyt Ãakir, however, have a solid kick from Martin Demichelis against Wesley Sneijder left unpunished.Martins Indi was changed at the beginning of the second half for Daryl Janmaat.Â Argentina was in the second half the team with the better chances. Gonzalo Higuain shot at close range in the left hand post with 15 minutes on the clock. As previously was a header from Argentina by J all defused. At that time it was also Jordy Clasie in Netherlands, the only field player that still no minutes had made on this World Cup, sunken for De Jong.The invaders brought a little more depth in the Dutch formation and associated with fatigue in the Argentine centre came there really something more space. At the beginning of injury time Robben could thanks to a heel of Sneijder in the penalty area. With an extreme effort still back Javier Mascherano came to a perfect tackle.Â Also in the extension came there more Dutch pressure.Also when Van Persie was replaced by Huntelaar Netherlands just like in the previous games looked fitter than the opponent. Robben dribbled once between three man free, but his cross turned up nothing. On the other hand there was a header for Rodrigo Palacio where Calhoun had no trouble with it.Â Eventually had to bring the decision on penalties. Ron Vlaar, who had done nothing wrong yet the whole game, missed the first Dutch penalty kick.Robben shot right, but also the commitment of Sneijder was stopped by Romero. Dirk Kuyt struck still goal, but although Calhoun his hands against the shot of Maxi Rodriguez got, was that not enough to return the ball.Â The victory for Argentina means that the team never lost a semi-final. It was unprecedented that a semifinal in the World Cup after 120 minutes on 0-0 had ended.Â Argentina plays Sunday in the final against Germany. Take the Netherlands Saturday in the consolation final against Brazil.