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Argentina’s Lionel Messi hails ‘incredible’ squad after World Cup semi-final win over Netherlands

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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has revealed his joy at La Albiceleste reaching the final of the 2014 World Cup.

Alejandro Sabella’s side overcame the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after neither team could score in 120 minutes of football on Wednesday night.

The Barcelona legend took to his social media page after the semi-final to reveal his delight at reaching the World Cup final.

AS English quoted the 27-year-old, he said: "I had to go through doping and I couldn't experience the moment in the dressing room.

“I'm so proud to be part of this side. They're incredible, what a game!

"We are in the final! We will enjoy... We have one more step.”

Messi concluded by paying tribute to journalist Topo López who passed away yesterday.

He added: "A big hug to all of Argentina and a special memory for Jorge 'Topo' López, this win was especially for you, friend. A big hug to all the family.”

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