Sigh of relief from Argentine fans
The Netherlands’ pain proved Argentina’s gain.
What’s an added 30 minutes compared to almost 30 years of wait, as scores of fervent Argentine fans definitely didn’t mind going through both extra time and penalty kicks to see their side through to that long-awaited World Cup final.
It seemed more like a sigh of relief moreso than the cheers of victory heard all across Bubba’s Sports Bar in Rockley, Christ Church, where the NATION?hosted its interactive Game On show of the second semi-final after La Albiceleste finally wrapped up a 4-2 shootout win over favourites The Netherlands just before 7 p.m.
“All I can say is wow,” said supporter Karma Warrington, who hadn’t been backing the team long enough to ever see it in a final.
“We haven’t gotten this far in a long time, and everyone thought it would’ve been Holland going through to play Germany but they took it down to the end and won, and that’s Argentina for me. Kick me on my toes and then win.
“When I watched what Germany did against Brazil I said Argentina has to show up against Holland, so when I came in I guess I was prepared for a little less than what I was expecting,” she added.