World Cup Diary / Dutch retreat helps Argentina advance
The first-ever goalless World Cup semifinal was even more tedious than it sounds.
Shall we just talk some more about Brazil? It may be more polite than drawing attention to the tedious semifinal between Argentina and Netherlands, won by the South Americans on penalties after a painfully dull 0-0 bore. This was the kind of game that used to have Americans shaking their heads as to why the world had fallen in love with such a thrill-free sport.
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