World Cup final is set

It will be Germany and Argentina in the World Cup final this Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina beat the Netherlands today during penalty kicks after extra time, and Germany dispatched Brazil yesterday during a 7-1 rout that shocked the host country. [30 photos total]

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Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez celebrates with Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the last penalty during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 9. Argentina reached the World Cup final on Wednesday after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press) #
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Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen fails to stop a ball during a penalty shoot out following extra-time in during the semifinal football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Argentina's Javier Mascherano (14) and Ezequiel Lavezzi (22) and Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Srdjan Suki/EPA_ (20) #
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Lionel Messi (left) of Argentina in action against Dutch player Ron Vlaar during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 09 July 2014. (Chema Moya/EPA) #
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Players from the Netherlands, left, and Argentina, right, observe a minute of silence to honor the death of Argentine soccer legend Alfredo di Stefano prior to their World Cup semifinal soccer match at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 9. (Francois Xavier Marit/Associated Press) #
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Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben (11) makes a failed attempt at goal as Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero (top) prepares to defend during the semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July. (Fabrizio Bensch/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Argentina's midfielder Javier Mascherano (bottom) falls next to Netherlands' midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (top) during extra time of the semifinal soccer match. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Netherlands' Arjen Robben (left) is fouled by Argentina's Martin Demichelis during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo. (Themba Hadebe/Associated Press) #
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Argentina's forward Rodrigo Palacio (right) makes a failed attempt at goal as Netherlands' goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen catches the ball during extra time of the semifinal soccer match. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero celebrates during the penalty shootout of the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. Argentina won 4-2 on penalties. (Sebastiao Moreira/EPA) #
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Players vie for control of the ball during the semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina. (Julian Finney/Getty Images) #
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Argentina's defender Ezequiel Garay (left) vies with Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie (right) during the semifinal. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Argentine fans celebrate while watching the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 semifinal soccer match against Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 9. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks and will face Germany in the FIFA World Cup final on July 13. (Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A Dutch soccer fan watches a live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup semifinal soccer match between Netherlands and Argentina on a giant screen in the center of Eindhoven, Netherlands, on July 9. (Phil Nijhuis/Associated Press) #
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Argentina's team celebrate after winning their FIFA World Cup semifinal match against the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out following extra time at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on July 9. (Odd Åndersen/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's Thomas Mueller (13) scores the opening goal against Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar and David Luiz during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal match between Brazil and Germany at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on July 8. (Andreas Gebert/EPA) #
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Brazil's Paulinho (8) kicks the ball in front of Germany's Per Mertesacker during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 8. (Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press) #
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Germany forward Andre Schuerrle celebrates his goal as Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar reacts during the semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany on July 8. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (left) and Germany's defender Jerome Boateng argue with Brazil's defender Marcelo and Brazil's defender David Luiz next to Mexican referee Marco Antonio Rodriguez Moreno (center) during their semifinal match. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer dives for the ball during the semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's Thomas Mueller scores the opening goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 8. (Matthias Schrader/Associated Press) #
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Fred of Brazil looks dejected as he prepares to kick off after a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil semifinal match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao on July 8 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Martin Rose/Getty Images) #
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Brazil's defender Marcelo (right) controls the ball during the semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saves a shot by Brazil's midfielder Paulinho during the semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's defender and captain Philipp Lahm (right) vies with Brazil's forward Bernard during the semifinal soccer match. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (right) controls the ball during the semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Germany's Andre Schuerrle (left) and Thomas Mueller celebrate a goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal match between Brazil and Germany. (Dennis Sabangan/EPA) #
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Fred of Brazil reacts after Germany scored a goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on July 8. #
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Germany fans celebrate the teams seventh goal during the FIFA World Cup 2014 semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany during a public viewing at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on July 8. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A fan of Brazil kneels in dejection as he watches the FIFA World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Fan Fest public viewing event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 8. (Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images) #

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