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Topic - Lionel Messi
The two powerhouses each had their chances before Mario Goetze, who came on as a substitute in the 88th minute, finally broke through with a left-footed finish in the 113th minute.
After carrying his team through the group stage in Brazil with four goals, Messi seemed to run out of steam. In the final Sunday, he created chances but, like the rest of the team, lacked the finishing touch to turn the game for Argentina.
Angel Di Maria will not start for Argentina in the World Cup final against Germany after struggling with a thigh injury.
As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used some downtime Thursday to size up the World Cup final and extol an Argentine superstar who is "built close to the ground."
The semifinals wrap up with Argentina and Holland, so which country will join Germany in the final?
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.
Gonzalo Higuain ended a four-game scoreless streak with an early winner as Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 and reached a World Cup semifinal match for the first time since 1990.
Can Lionel Messi lift Argentina over Belgium in the quarterfinals
With a penalty shootout looming, Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball off to Angel Di Maria on the right, and the winger sent a left-foot shot past diving goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.
Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran's defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory on Saturday and a place in the World Cup knockout stages.
Lionel Messi goes back into the spotlight on Saturday as Argentina face Iran in a game that could secure them a pass to the next round.
Messi lifted Argentina in the 65th minute, moving in from the right and striking a low left-footed shot off the inside of the post behind Bosnian keeper Asmir Begovic. It was Messi's second World Cup goal, adding to one he scored eight years ago in Germany.
Argentina has enough firepower to shatter any defense at the World Cup. How its own defense holds up could decide whether the team clutches the trophy for the first time since 1986.
"All of us who shared Barcelona's locker room with Tito are deeply affected, considering what he gave us as a person and as a professional," Messi said in a statement. "I, personally, will always hold dear the things he shared and went through with me, which I will never forget."
"I had always thought he would be able to stay," Messi said before his Spanish club Barcelona plays an exhibition game Sunday. "But there are lots of things in football you can't predict. Now we're four years from the next World Cup and we need to do a good job of preparing."