SAO PAULO — Midfielder Nigel de Jong has recovered from a groin injury the Netherlands team feared would end his World Cup and will start Wednesday's semifinal against Argentina.
Striker and captain Robin van Persie also has recovered from a stomach problem to take his place in the Dutch starting lineup alongside Arjen Robben in a potent striking partnership.
De Jong limped off early in the second-round game against Mexico and the team said he would likely be out for two to four weeks, but the 29-year-old AC Milan star has recovered quicker than anticipated.
For Argentina, Benfica midfielder Enzo Perez replaces Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, who was injured in Argentina's 1-0 quarterfinal win over Belgium. Left back Marcos Rojo is back in the lineup after serving a one-match suspension.
|Los Angeles||6||Bottom 7th Inning|
|San Francisco||4||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Texas||0||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Boston||1||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Miami||6||Bottom 8th Inning|
|San Diego||0||Top 7th Inning|
|Cincinnati||1||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Cleveland||4||Top 6th Inning|
|Kansas City||1||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Tampa Bay||5||Top 5th Inning|
|Washington||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Detroit||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Houston - B. Oberholtzer||9:05 PM|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir|
|Baltimore - M. Gonzalez||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - H. Santiago|
|NY Mets - J. deGrom||9:10 PM|
|Seattle - E. Ramirez|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|
|Tulsa||82||4th Qtr 4:30|
|Atlanta||82||4th Qtr 3:47|
|Indiana||51||4th Qtr 1:32|