Gallery: The dreaded penalty shootout

A penalty shootout in the World Cup is a beautiful, but depressing scenario for both teams involved. Argentina defeated The Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout in their semifinal. Here are the best photos from all six shots.

Romero-Vlaar-1

Vlaar-Romero-2

Messi-1

Romero-Messi-2

Sneijder

Romer

Aguero

Rodriguez

Rodriguez-Winner

Argentina