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

Georginio Wijnaldum berates Netherlands creativity

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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Georginio Wijnaldum claims that the Netherlands missed out on the World Cup final due to deficiencies in their forward line.

Georginio Wijnaldum has lamented the Netherlands' lack of a creative spark after being dumped out of the World Cup by Argentina on Wednesday night.

Both sides struggled to create goalscoring opportunities throughout the 120 minutes of a drab semi-final contest in Sao Paulo last night.

However, the South Americans ultimately emerged victorious following a penalty shootout, and Wijnaldum claims that the Oranje paid the price for failing to forge clear-cut openings.

"We didn't create many chances, but if you look at the game, we deserved to go through to the final," he told NOS.

"We had lots of possession, but we didn't manage to get in front of goal. Nonetheless we stayed confident because we played a very steady tournament, but the goal just didn't come."

Louis van Gaal's side will face Brazil in a third-place playoff in Brazil on Saturday night.

Netherlands' midfielder Leroy Fer celebrates scoring with his teammates during the Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
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