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

Louis van Gaal hails "marvellous" Netherlands

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal looks on before a friendly between Belgium and Netherlands in Brussels on August 15, 2012
© AFP
Louis van Gaal says that the Netherlands played a "marvellous tournament" following their exit at the semi-final stage of the World Cup.

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has praised his side following their exit from the World Cup.

The Oranje were knocked out in the semi-finals of the tournament after losing a penalty shootout against Argentina.

"Holland played a marvellous tournament," Van Gaal told reporters.

"Nobody could've imagined we'd come this far. Argentina are a world-class side with world class players and I'd like to point out we didn't lose against them."

Van Gaal is set to take charge of Manchester United and will meet with the squad for the first time when he joins them for the start of their pre-season tour to America next week.

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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