Sabella`s `great joy` as Argentina reach final

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Brasilia: Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella spoke of his "great joy" after his side beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in Sao Paulo on Wednesday to reach the World Cup final.

"It`s a great joy. It was a very difficult, very close match," said Sabella, whose side will face Germany in Sunday`s final in Rio de Janeiro.

"I`m happy. We`re in the final. We`ll see what we can do with one day less recovery time (compared to Germany) and after penalties.

"Bu we`ll give everything: humility, hard work, 100 percent. We`ll see if that`s enough for us to win."

Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero repelled penalties from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder in the penalty shootout after a cagey stalemate finished 0-0 following extra time at the Corinthians Arena.

Argentina, chasing their third World Cup title, last reached the final in Italy in 1990, when they lost 1-0 to West Germany.