Joy and sorrow of fans as Argentina defeats Netherlands

With a place in the World Cup 2014 final up for grabs, fans rode an emotional rollercoaster as the Netherlands and Argentina matchup came down to a penalty shoot-out. Argentina fans soared to victory and celebrated in the streets, while Dutch fans were left heartbroken. See the contrasting fans’ reactions to the semifinal.

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Argentina soccer fans react as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro

Argentina soccer fans react as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Argentinian soccer fans react during the penalty shootout as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro

Argentinian soccer fans react during the penalty shootout as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup semi-final against the Netherlands at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Goalkeeper Krul of the Netherlands consoles his teammate Janmaat after losing their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Goalkeeper Tim Krul (L) of the Netherlands consoles his teammate Daryl Janmaat after losing their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Netherlands' fans show dejection after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Netherlands' fans show dejection after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Dutch fans react as they watch Netherlands' 2014 World Cup semi-final soccer match against Argentina, at a public screening in Amsterdam

Dutch fans react as they watch Netherlands' 2014 World Cup semi-final soccer match against Argentina, at a public screening in Amsterdam July 9, 2014.REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Janmaat of the Netherlands reacts to his team's loss to Argentina after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands reacts to his team's loss to Argentina after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Argentina's Messi celebrates his team's win over the Netherlands after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates his team's win over the Netherlands after their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A Netherlands' fan shows dejection after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

A Netherlands' fan shows dejection after the 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)