Arjen Robben wastes a glorious opportunity! He should have won it for the Dutch! Robben dances through after Sneijder plays him in, but just as he prepares to pull the trigger from close range, Mascherano gets back to execute a superb tackle.
We're into THREE MINUTES of added time.
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 9:51:20 PM
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA We're heading for extra time!
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 9:53:21 PM
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA (FIRST HALF OF EXTRA TIME)
We're back under way. If neither team can find a breakthrough, we'll go to penalties. An anxious 30 minutes awaits...
Dutch captain Van Persie is replaced by Huntelaar and instantly the Netherlands goes on the attack. Robben gets to the byline and Demichelis is forced to turn his cross behind for a corner.
The set piece is cleared by Argentina but there only looks to be one winner at the moment. The Netherlands is pressing well.
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 10:05:42 PM
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA (ET 9 mins)
The Netherlands is finding its stride now, Robben again cutting inside and unleashing a fierce drive which is straight at Romero.
Argentina needs a lift and it needs Messi to get in the game. The best player in the world has been invisible tonight.
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 10:07:47 PM
Van Persie is withdrawn by coach Louis van Gaal. Credit: (Getty Images)
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 10:10:41 PM
Holland is not allowing Messi to keep the ball for not more than seconds. As soon as the ball is with Messi, three players are on himmichelleat 11:11 PM
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 10:13:37 PM
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA (HALF TIME IN EXTRA TIME)
The Netherlands looks the strongest of these two teams with just 15 minutes of extra time remaining. Both teams have used all three substitutions, Maxi Rodriguez replacing Ezequiel Lavezzi in Argentina's final change.
We wait to discover who will play Germany at the Maracana on Sunday.
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA (SECOND HALF OF EXTRA TIME)
We've all lasted this long, I feel like we deserve the drama of a penalty shootout now. In the quarterfinals, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal brought on substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul especially for the spot kicks in the quarterfinal victory over Costa Rica.
He's used all of his substitutions now, so he'll have to rely on regular 'keeper Cillessen. The action has resumed in Sao Paulo...
by tom.mcgowan7/9/2014 10:18:20 PM
NETHERLANDS 0-0 ARGENTINA (ET 17 mins)
If it doesn't land in the next 13 minutes, Amanda, you're going to miss a penalty shootout.