It wouldn't be a World Cup if the semi-finals passed without some sort of controversy.
We may not have witnessed anything to the level of Luis Suarez's bite earlier in the tournament, or the injury suffered by Neymar against Colombia that ruled him out Brazil's clash with Germany, but there were still plenty of talking points.
Notably, the Germans thrashed host nation Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday, while Argentina needed a penalty shootout victory over Holland to join Joachim Low's side at the Maracana in Sunday's finale.
Aside from the football, what were the biggest talking points to come out of this year's World Cup semi-final matches? Bleacher Report highlights our top five.