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Penalty heartache
It's celebration time in Berlin as the hosts progress
Germany progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup, and a date with either Italy or Ukraine, with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over favourites Argentina. The hosts looked to be going out of the tournament after Roberto Ayala had given the South American side the lead after the interval only for Miroslav Klose to head an equaliser ten minutes from the end of normal time. The goalkeeper Jens Lehmann saved from both Ayala and Esteban Cambiasso to secure victory. [+]

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Insight and Opinion

Tough start could be key in success

In the 'Group of Death' they may be but Argentina may benefit from lowered expectations, says Steve Wilson. [+]

Group C Tactics Board

The Group of Death is Group C this time. Two fancied teams in Holland and Argentina face a difficult route to the second round, says Kevin Palmer. [+]

More Argentina News

July 28, 2006
Messi could not watch World Cup after exit
Argentina forward Lionel Messi said on Thursday he could not face watching the rest of the World Cup after his team went out in the quarter-finals to hosts Germany on penalties.
July 3, 2006
Pekerman reiterates intention to quit Argentina
Jose Pekerman has reiterated his desire to quit as Argentina coach after admitting he had 'failed' in his bid to mastermind World Cup success.
July 2, 2006
FIFA investigates Frings, Cufre, Rodriguez
FIFA is investigating the role of Germany midfielder Torsten Frings plus Argentina defender Leandro Cufre and forward Maxi Rodriguez for their part in the fracas that followed Friday's World Cup quarter-final.
July 1, 2006
Penalty analysis pays off for Germany
Germany's painstaking preparation for their World Cup quarter-final against Argentina gave goalkeeper Jens Lehmann a crucial advantage in the penalty shootout.
Blatter angry about Berlin brawl
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is 'furious' with the on-field violence which followed Germany's penalty shoot-out victory over Argentina in Friday's World Cup quarter-final in Berlin.
Maradona missed match after ticket row
Diego Maradona was not in Berlin's Olympiastadion to see Argentina's World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany because a member of his entourage was not allowed in.
FIFA to probe Berlin shoot-out brawl
FIFA's disciplinary committee are set to investigate the scenes of violence which marred Germany's quarter-final victory over Argentina.
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