UPDATE 7/6 6:45pm

Nail-biter at the World Cup semifinal game.

Argentina beating Netherlands in penalty kicks.

Argentina will take on Germany in the final Sunday.  

Germany crushed Brazil yesterday 7-1. 

The World Cup Final is set for Sunday at 3pm.


SAO PAULO (AP) — Midfielder Nigel de Jong has recovered from a groin injury the Netherlands team feared would end his World Cup and will start Wednesday's semifinal against Argentina.

Striker and captain Robin van Persie also has recovered from a stomach problem to take his place in the Dutch starting lineup alongside Arjen Robben in a potent striking partnership.

De Jong limped off early in the second-round game against Mexico and the team said he would likely be out for two to four weeks, but the 29-year-old AC Milan star has recovered quicker than anticipated.

For Argentina, Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez replaces Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, who was injured in Argentina's 1-0 quarterfinal win over Belgium. Left back Marcos Rojo is back in the lineup after serving a one-match suspension.

(Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA / Getty)