Netherlands national soccer players pose for a team photo before their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Netherlands national soccer players pose for a team photo before their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's team poses for pictures before the start of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's team poses for pictures before the start of their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain fights for the ball with Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain fights for the ball with Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Arjen Robben of the Netherlands (L) dribbles the ball past Argentina's Ezequiel Garay and Marcos Rojo (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Arjen Robben of the Netherlands (L) dribbles the ball past Argentina's Ezequiel Garay and Marcos Rojo (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Martin Demichelis (R) pulls the jersey of Robin van Persie of the Netherlands as they fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Martin Demichelis (R) pulls the jersey of Robin van Persie of the Netherlands as they fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Lionel Messi fights for the ball with Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
(L-R) Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta, Arjen Robben of the Netherlands and Argentina's Lucas Biglia run for the ball during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
(L-R) Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta, Arjen Robben of the Netherlands and Argentina's Lucas Biglia run for the ball during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) takes a free kick near Netherlands' players (L-2nd R) Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar and Bruno Martins Indi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) takes a free kick near Netherlands' players (L-2nd R) Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar and Bruno Martins Indi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands kicks the ball beside Argentina's Javier Mascherano (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands kicks the ball beside Argentina's Javier Mascherano (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain is challenged by Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain is challenged by Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi (R) heads the ball above the Netherlands goal during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi (R) heads the ball above the Netherlands goal during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Ezequiel Garay falls on the ground as he attempts to score past Ron Vlaar and Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands (top L) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Ezequiel Garay falls on the ground as he attempts to score past Ron Vlaar and Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands (top L) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Robin van Persie (L) of the Netherlands fights for the ball against Argentina's Ezequiel Garay during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Robin van Persie (L) of the Netherlands fights for the ball against Argentina's Ezequiel Garay during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi is challenged by Daley Blind of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi is challenged by Daley Blind of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reacts near his player Dirk Kuyt (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reacts near his player Dirk Kuyt (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Robin van Persie (C) of the Netherlands is challenged by Argentina's Martin Demichelis during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.   REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Robin van Persie (C) of the Netherlands is challenged by Argentina's Martin Demichelis during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Arjen Robben of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Arjen Robben of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Jordy Clasie of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Javier Mascherano during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Jordy Clasie of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Javier Mascherano during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Argentina's Enzo Perez during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands (L) fights for the ball with Argentina's Enzo Perez during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Argentina's Ezequiel Garay (L) fights for the ball with Robin van Persie of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Ezequiel Garay (L) fights for the ball with Robin van Persie of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (R) and Ron Vlaar (C) of the Netherlands defend against Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (R) and Ron Vlaar (C) of the Netherlands defend against Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Enzo Perez fights for the ball with Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Enzo Perez fights for the ball with Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Martin Demichelis (L) and Lucas Biglia (R) fight for the ball with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Martin Demichelis (L) and Lucas Biglia (R) fight for the ball with Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Also pictured is Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands (back L). REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Argentina's Lionel Messi (R) during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Also pictured is Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands (back L). REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Wesley Sneijder (L) and Dirk Kuyt (R) of the Netherlands fight for the ball against Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Wesley Sneijder (L) and Dirk Kuyt (R) of the Netherlands fight for the ball against Argentina's Lionel Messi during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain misses a chance to score during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain misses a chance to score during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against the Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Argentina's Javier Mascherano (obscured) deflects a shot by Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo.  REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Javier Mascherano (obscured) deflects a shot by Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Argentina's Javier Mascherano deflects a shot by Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Javier Mascherano deflects a shot by Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Martin Demichelis fouls Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Martin Demichelis fouls Arjen Robben of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio (2nd R) has his shot blocked by goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during extra time in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio (2nd R) has his shot blocked by goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during extra time in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio misses a chance to score against goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during extra time in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio misses a chance to score against goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands during extra time in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Darren Staples

The Netherlands and Argentina battled it out in the second World Cup semi-final at the Corinthians stadium for a place in the fnal against Joachim Loew’s Germany.