Argentina 0(4) - 0(2) Netherlands

1978 vs. 2014 (UPDATE: History Repeats for Argentina)


Will these teams repeat history...or make a new future?

UPDATE: What a difference a day makes. After Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil in the first semifinal, Argentina and Netherlands didn’t score any goals. Ultimately, their match came down to a shootout, which Argentina won, 4-2. With their win over the Netherlands (a repeat of their victory against the Dutch in the 1978 World Cup final),  Argentina advances to the final, where they’ll face Germany on Sunday at 3 PM ET (7 PM UTC).

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The second semifinal, between the Netherlands and Argentina, is a rematch of the 1978 World Cup final in which Argentina prevailed 3-1. La Selección is hoping to repeat history and best their orange rivals once again. But whether it’s the loss to Argentina in 1978 or the loss to Spain last year, the Dutch aren’t focused on the past. Instead, they’re focused on 2014, hoping to create their own history with a trip to the final against Germany. Play begins at 4 PM ET (8 PM UTC).

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