Brazil is still coping with the agony of a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinal.
Sure the Brazilians figured they were a long shot to win the Cup after losing so many key players, but no one expected Germany to set a record for goals in a semifinal and claim a 5-0 victory by halftime.
Even if you don't speak Portuguese, the Brazilian news front and sports cover pages clearly document the nation's disappointment.
Who will take on the red-hot Germans in the finale?
Argentina, which neighbors Brazil, is the closest to a home team left in the tournament and will be aiming to reach the final for the first time since 1990. The Netherlands is chasing its second straight World Cup final berth.
Netherlands vs. Argentina
When: 4 p.m.
Keep an eye on:
Netherlands: Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben are the strongest scoring threats, but the team really needs Wesley Sneijder to be a playmaker and help set up his teammates. Look for the rowdy Argentina fans to hound Robben for his theatrics against Mexico and anything that looks close a dive today.
Argentina: Lionel Messi may not always deliver the game-winning goals, but there is no question he is the conductor of this orchestra. He will do everything possible to set up his team for success.
Iliana Limón Romero is filling in for Paul Tenorio today, who is out sick. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.