FIFA World Cup 2014: Dutch Fate Undeserved, Says Wesley Sneijder

Argentina won 4-2 on penalties against the Netherlands after the semifinal contest finished 0-0 following extra time. They will play Germany in the final on Sunday. Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder said his team deserved much better.

updated: July 10, 2014 11:30 IST
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Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder reacts after missing a shot during penalty shoot-outs following extra time during the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9, 2014.


Sao Paulo: The Netherlands' penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday was an unjust way for them to exit the tournament, according to playmaker Wesley Sneijder. (Also read: Dutch media mourns defeat in World Cup 'chess' game)

"We deserve much better," said the Galatasaray midfielder, one of two Dutch players to see a penalty saved by Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena. (Also read: Holland exit robs Arjen Robben of chance to atone)

"Argentina were playing for penalties, which wasn't the case with us. We tried to play.

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