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Netherlands holds Argentina 0-0 at halftime

Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, shoots a free-kick past the Dutch defense during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Netherlands and Argentina are heading to extra time in their World Cup semifinal after finishing the regulation 90 minutes locked at 0-0.

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De Jong warms up at Dutch World Cup training

Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal, right, talks to Robin van Persie before extra time, during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.

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Dribblers Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates celebrate at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina won 1-0. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup’s best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.

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Van Gaal: Dutch squad most driven I’ve worked with

Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal gives indications during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Louis van Gaal says his Netherlands team is the most driven group of players he has ever worked with.

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Navas keeps Netherlands scoreless at halftime

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives for a save during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Late substitute Tim Krul made two saves in a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday to give the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals following a 0-0 draw.

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