Jul 9, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Netherlands
0-0
Argentina
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties

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

Demichelis (48')

Louis van Gaal wanted Tim Krul for penalty shootout

Louis van Gaal says that he intended to bring Tim Krul on for his side's penalty shootout against Argentina, but he had already used up all of his permitted substitutions.

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has said that he wanted to bring on Tim Krul for his side's penalty shootout against Argentina in their World Cup semi-final.

Following a goalless 120 minutes the game headed to a shootout, which was won 4-2 by the South Americans.

Krul had come on as a substitute for Jasper Cillessen in their quarter-final tie against Costa Rica and made two saves as the match was decided by spot kicks, but this time Van Gaal had used up his three allotted substitutions.

"If I had had the opportunity to substitute Cillessen I would have, but I had used my three subs," he told reporters.

"Really [the defeat] is the most disappointing thing that could have happened. It is terrible to lose like this. At the very least we were equal to them, if not better. It is a disappointment."

The Netherlands will now take on Brazil in the third-place playoff in Brasilia on Saturday.

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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