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Watch: Nicolas Otamendi taunts Dutch gamers after shootout triumph

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Watch: Nicolas Otamendi taunts Dutch players after shootout triumph

There was no love and misplaced between the Argentina and Netherlands gamers. The ill-tempered match ended with Argentina profitable the match in shootout to cement their semifinal spot within the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

The second Lautaro Martinez despatched Andries Noppert the flawed manner, Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi celebrated proper within the Netherlands gamers’ faces.

Otamendi 💀

— B24 (@B24PT) December 9, 2022

The 34-year-old made a deliberate beeline gesture in entrance of the heartbroken Dutch stars. He goaded his rivals by cupping each ears together with his palms.

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a penalty shootout to maintain Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream alive on Friday after the Dutch had snatched a 2-2 draw from the jaws of defeat in a unprecedented quarter-final.

Argentina will tackle Croatia within the semi-finals on Tuesday.

A 3rd bench-clearing brawl of the match was the backdrop to Messi’s celebrations as among the Dutch gamers, distraught after coming so near one of many best comebacks in World Cup historical past, clashed with their Argentine rivals.

A complete of 16 yellow playing cards have been proven all through the competition by Spanish referee Antonio Mateu and Dutch wingback Denzel Dumfries was despatched off after the ultimate whistle for his half within the ultimate brawl.