Jul 9, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Netherlands
0-0
Argentina

Martins Indi (44'), Huntelaar (105')
FT

Demichelis (48')
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties

Javier Mascherano lauds "brilliant" Argentina

Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina celebrate defeating the Netherlands in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between
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Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano says that he is delighted his country has reached the World Cup final.

Javier Mascherano has said that Argentina were "brilliant" during their World Cup semi-final victory over the Netherlands.

The South Americans booked their spot in Sunday's final against Germany by winning a penalty shootout against the Dutch, following a goalless draw.

"We played a brilliant game, without any fear of anything," he told reporters. "We came into the game of our lives and now we will enjoy it because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"Hopefully we will be crowned champions on Sunday but, regardless of the outcome, I have no words to express how proud I am ... the goal was to be in the final."

Mascherano has made 104 appearances for his country.

Lionel Messi, Pablo Zabaleta, Martin Demichelis, Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Javier Mascherano, Rodrigo Palacio and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina celebrate defeating the Netherlands in a shootout during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match between
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