Argentina narrowly wins World Cup semifinal against Netherlands with penalty kicks

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Sergio Romero of Argentina reacts after saving the penalty kick of Wesley Sneijder (not pictured) in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between the Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.

Argentina will play Germany in Sunday’s final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.