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Argentina falls on penalties; Germany goes to the final of the U-17 World Cup

Argentina was on the verge of playing in the final of the U-17 World Cup of soccer after being eliminated in the semifinals against Germany on penalties (3-3, 4-2), in Surakatra, Indonesia.

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The Germans took the lead first, with a goal from Paris Brunner (9), but Agustín Ruberto scored two goals just before the break (36, 45+4), putting the Albiceleste ahead.

After passing through the locker room, Brunner equalized (58) and Max Moerstedt (69) returned the advantage to the Mannschaft… until, at the last moment of added time, Ruberto scored the equalizer (90+7 ) that sent the match to eleven meters.

Coach Diego Placente decided to make a change in goal, bringing on Franco Villalba for the penalty shootout.

But although the young goalkeeper stopped the third German shot, the errors of Franco Mastantuono and Claudio Echeverri in the first two shots of Argentina They gave the advantage to the Europeans, who sealed their place in the final with Brunner’s fifth shot.

The other finalist will be known in a few hours, after the France-Mali dispute.

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