Just when it couldn’t get any worse for Brazil… Argentina beat Holland on penalties to face Germany in World Cup Final in arch rival’s back yard

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  • After an uneventful, goalless 120 minutes – the encounter had to be decided by penalties 
  • The Netherlands started the spot-kicks poorly with Ron Vlaar’s first effort being saved. Wesley Sneijder also missed
  • Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Garay, Sergio Aguero all then scored for Argentina, but Maxi Rodriguez’s clinched the victory
  • Brazilian fans face further misery as they must now play host to a final featuring their arch-rivals 
  • The last time the Argentines made it through to the final in 1990, they lost to the Germans 
  • Meanwhile, tragedy struck in Nepal when a teenager committed suicide after watching Brazil lose, police said

Argentina fans were dancing in the streets of Brazil last night after their side beat Holland in the semi-final of the World Cup to book a place in Sunday’s final.

The encounter had to be settled by penalties after both sides failed to replicate Germany’s seven-goal flourish against the host nation, with the score at 0-0 after a dull 120 minutes.

Sergio Romero, the South American side’s goalkeeper, was the hero of the spot-kicks, stopping two penalties and leading Argentina to a 4-2 victory.

Just when Brazilians thought it couldn’t get any worse after Tuesday night’s total humiliation in Belo Horizonte, they must now play host to a final featuring their arch-rivals.

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