Nigel de Jong of the Netherlands and Javier Mascherano of Argentina

Brazil's worst nightmare continues. A day after taking the drubbing of a lifetime at the feet of a relentless German team, the World Cup's host country watched its chief rival Argentina advance to the final match of the World Cup.

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Argentina defeated the Netherlands in penalty kicks following 120 minutes of scoreless soccer. After uneventful regulation and extra time, the suspense was quickly drawn out of the match when Argentina's goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, stopped the first and third penalty kicks taken by the Dutch. Argentina would go on to clinch the shootout 4-2 after not missing a single shot.

The championship match will take place on Sunday at 3/2c on ABC, with Argentina facing Germany. Brazil will face the Netherlands on Saturday at 4/3c on ESPN in the third-place match.

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