Netherlands vs Argentina: Dutch Media Mourns Defeat in World Cup 'Chess Game'
Updated: 10 July 2014 09:27 IST
Ajax Amsterdam's club coach and former Dutch international Frank de Boer questioned the decision to let Ron Vlaar take the first penalty rather than a more experienced player. Netherlands lost 4-2 to Argentina in a penalty shootout in the semifinal.
Netherlands' defender Ron Vlaar (R) and Netherlands' defender Stefan de Vrij react during a penalty shoot-out after extra time of 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. © AFP
The Hague, Netherlands: