Jul 9, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo

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

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

Maxi Rodriguez: 'Argentina must take World Cup chance'

Argentina's midfielder Maxi Rodriguez and Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrate their team's victory at the end of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July
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Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez hopes that his country can win the World Cup in Brazil after reaching the showpiece final.

Maxi Rodriguez is hopeful that Argentina can complete their dream of winning the World Cup on Brazilian soil.

The 33-year-old midfielder scored the winning penalty against the Netherlands following a goalless 120 minutes in Sao Paulo, sending La Celeste through to their first final in the showpiece event since 1990.

"We know the pain we have been through, and we deserved some kind of happiness," Rodriguez is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

"Now we have to play the final but that is what we have dreamed of ever since we left Buenos Aires. We must make the most of it and let's hope that the last 90 minutes are on our side.

"I dedicate this to my family and all of Argentina, to everyone who is crying like us, who have had a dream since they were little and now might be able to see it fulfilled."

Argentina will face Germany in Sunday's final at the Maracana.

Argentina's forward and captain Lionel Messi prepares to kick the ball to score his team's second goal during the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on J
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