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    Posted July 10, 2014 by
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    World Cup 2014

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    The Thrill of World Cup Victory and the Agony of Defeat in Amsterdam as Argentina Beats The Netherlands


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Lulis Leal said, "It was very stressful, emotions were just going crazy and tensions were high," in Amsterdam's famous Rembrantplein plaza on Wednesday. Netherlands fans watched in disappointment as Argentina won their semi-final match, crushing the Netherlands chance to compete in the World Cup Finale on Sunday. Lulis said despite the disappointment, fans from both sides were able to have a lot of fun.
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    Stormy weather matched the mood in Amsterdam's famous Rembrantplein on Wednesday after the The Netherlands lost against Argentina in a penalty shootout in the World Cup semi-final.


    It was a very similar experience to the quarter-final match, held four days prior, when The Netherlands defeated Costa Rica in a shootout, as well. On that night the fans were filled with joy and excitement, thinking about the good times that might lay ahead against Argentina.


    However, those good times did not last. After losing in the World Cup Finals four years ago, The Netherlands was hoping to defeat Argentina and return to the finals.


    As you can see in the faces of the fans watching the final outcome of the match, the return to the World Cup finals will have to wait, at least, another four years.


    All photos by Lulis Leal
    Rembrantplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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