Four-times World Player of the Year Messi has scored four
goals en route to the last four and after Brazil's exit
Argentine will be greedily eyeing a possible clash with the
Germans at the legendary Maracana stadium on Sunday.
The Dutch began their campaign with a 5-1 drubbing of holders
Spain and will be looking to their talisman Arjen Robben, who
has three goals at the finals, to help break down a well-drilled
After their blistering start, Louis van Gaal's side have cut it
fine on the way to the semi-finals and needed a penalty shootout
to get past Costa Rica in the last eight having only beaten
Mexico by a controversial last-minute penalty in the previous
(Writing by Iain Rogers, editing by Nigel Hunt)
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