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Argentina into World Cup semi-final after beating Netherlands on penalties – as it happened | World Cup 2022

Full time: Netherlands 2-2 Argentina (3-4 pens) Argentina will play Croatia in the semi-final on Tuesday after finally overcoming the Netherlands in a weird classic! Argentina players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot out as Argentina progress to the semi finals. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Updated at 17.02 EST Key events Show key events only Please …

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World Cup 2022: Messi the master as Argentina beat Netherlands in chaotic Qatar classic

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverages: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details The clock was ticking towards 1am local time at Lusail Stadium when Argentina’s vast hordes of support burst into their second …

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Lionel Messi: an emblem of the transient fragility of human beauty | World Cup 2022

THEf you have tears, prepare to save them for Tuesday at the earliest. There is an almost unbearable poignancy to watch Messi these days. There is this thing we have watched, discussed, cared about all our lives, something in which we have invested an unreasonable portion of our souls, and he is the best we …

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World Cup 2022: Why Cristiano Ronaldo still has Portugal role as new stars emerge

Photographers jostle for position to get a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo among Portugal’s substitutes against Switzerland Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverages: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details It was early October in …

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Argentina edge Netherlands in shootout to win World Cup quarter-final thriller | World Cup 2022

It was fiery, it was fractious, it descended into utter bedlam, simply a World Cup knockout tie for the ages. Argentina went to hell and back, collapsing deep into second-half stoppage time to squander a two-goal lead after Louis van Gaal’s substitutions combined to wreak havoc. But after a fraught period of extra time Argentina …

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World Cup 2022: Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalty shoot-out to reach semi-finals

Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream lives on after Argentina edged out the Netherlands on penalties after a hugely dramatic quarter-final at Lusail Stadium. Messi looked to have inspired Argentina into a last-four meeting with Brazil’s conquerors Croatia when he set up Nahuel Molina’s opener 10 minutes before the break and then added the second from …

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Casemiro and Modric as close as ever in duel of old friends turned foes | World Cup 2022

They keep looking for each other on the pitch. Just like they always did. Stealing little glances over their shoulder, like ex-lovers secretly stalking each other on Facebook. Occasionally as they pass each other they will share a brief word, a hand on the small of the back. It needs nothing more than this. They’re …

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World Cup 2022: Croatia keeper Dominik Livakovic is unlikely hero – again

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverages: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details The World Cup loves an unlikely hero – the difference with Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic is that he has now played …

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World Cup 2022: Brazil in ‘mourning’ after exit on penalties against Croatia

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverages: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Brazil had danced into the quarter-finals of the World Cup but their dreams of …

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