World Cup, Day 27 | Wed., July 9, 2014

  • Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero reacts after stopping a shot by Netherlands' Ron Vlaar during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

  • A young fan of Argentina looks on as he waits for half-time to end during the 2014 soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.) Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts after missing a chance during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Martin Meissner / AP

  • Dutch fans pose for a photo during the halftime of the semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands at the Itaquerao stadium during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • An Argentina supporter has her lips painted in her country's colors prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi, right, falls over Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Victor R. Caivano / AP

  • Argentina supporters pose for a photograph prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Argentina's Javier Mascherano, right, talks to Argentina's Lionel Messi as they walk to the dressing room after the first half during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Hassan Ammar / AP

  • A Dutch supporter reacts as he holds a replica of the World Cup before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Martin Meissner / AP

  • A Dutch supporter reacts before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Manu Fernandez / AP

  • A fan of Argentina cheers for his team prior to the start of the semi-final match between Argentina and The Netherlands, at the Itaquerao stadium during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Dario Lopez-Mills / AP

  • Netherlands' Robin van Persie controls the ball on his chest during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Martin Meissner / AP

  • Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates after saving a penalty kick during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany. Fabrizio Bensch / AP

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi takes his shot and scores during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

  • The Dutch team observe a minute of silence for late Argentinian-Spanish soccer great Alfredo di Stefano prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Soccer fans of the Argentina national soccer team cheer during a live telecast of the soccer World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and The Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Silvia Izquierdo / AP

  • Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen checks on the condition of Argentina's Ezequiel Garay after he took a knock during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Martin Meissner / AP

  • Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (1) hands the ball to Argentina's Lionel Messi during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

  • Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta has his face covered with gauze during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta takes a throw in during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Manu Fernandez / AP

  • Argentina soccer fans watch a live broadcast of their team's World Cup semifinal match against Netherlands inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Silvia Izquierdo / AP

  • Netherlands' Daryl Janmaat holds his face after colliding with Argentina's Marcos Rojo during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Netherlands' Arjen Robben gestures during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates after scoring the decisive penalty during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany. Fabrizio Bensch / AP

  • Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal returns to the bench during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Themba Hadebe / AP

  • Argentinian, left, and Dutch players watch the penalty shoot-out of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final. Frank Augstein / AP

  • Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, left, celebrates with goalkeeper Sergio Romero (1) after Rodriguez scored the decisive penalty kick during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final against Germany. Fabrizio Bensch / AP

  • Argentina players celebrate after winning a shootout at the end of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time. Martin Meissner / AP

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi hugs goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring during a penalty shootout after extra time during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie to advance to the finals. Natacha Pisarenko / AP

  • A Dutch soccer fan watches a live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina on a giant screen in the center of Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Phil Nijhuis / AP