Latest News Wires Argentina, Netherlands advance to World Cup semifinals

Belgium and Costa Rica each provided stiff competition in Saturday's quarterfinals, but eventually fell to the perennial powers.

By , Associated Press

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The Argentines didn't need a late winner from Lionel Messi this time, settling in to protect a 1-0 margin against Belgium that earned them a first trip to the World Cup semifinals in 24 years.