The Albiceleste got off to a quick start through a brace by Gonzalo Higuain and were leading 2-0 heading towards half time when Venezuela were given the chance to halve the deficit when Sergio Romero conceded a penalty.
Unfortunately, Romero's decision not to dive to guess the direction of Luis Seijas's spot kick left the Venezuelan man red-faced as his "Panenka" attempt was easily caught by the 'keeper.
Predictably, Lionel Messi weighed in with a goal in the second half, slotting the ball between the goalkeeper's legs and Eric Lamela scored a fourth to put the game to bed after Salomon Rondon had glanced in a header to make it 3-1.
Argentina will now meet the US in the last four on Tuesday in Houston, a game that is unlikely to feature Tim Howard who is still officially an Everton player until the end of the month. The veteran has been an unused substitute for the Americans, with Brad Guzan given the nod between the sticks by Jürgen Klinsmann thus far.
In the evening's other game, Chile destroyed Mexico 7-0, with former QPR forward Eduardo Vargas scoring four times, to set up a semi-final date with Colombia in Chicago on Wednesday.
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1 Posted 19/06/2016 at 02:28:46
Here's hoping he can carry on representing his country and Everton FC all the way to a winner's medal, something I don't really see our English lads achieving at the European equivalent.
2 Posted 19/06/2016 at 07:13:28
3 Posted 19/06/2016 at 09:14:04
So there must be summat about Mori hey...
I actually like him and under a manager that does work on the defence, the shape and structure, set pieces etc, I'm sure Mori will get even better.
4 Posted 19/06/2016 at 12:04:43
5 Posted 19/06/2016 at 13:36:49
Everton have to build around him as Jags is aging and a possible Stones departure.
6 Posted 19/06/2016 at 16:37:21
I really am not sure if it is supposed to be a criticism though as I thought Yobo was totally boss, the odd howler aside.
If I was to offer one bit of constructive criticism it is that the next time he walks off the pitch at Anfield thumping his badge he does it after a thrashing win rather than a sending-off.
7 Posted 19/06/2016 at 21:23:12
8 Posted 20/06/2016 at 03:09:40
9 Posted 20/06/2016 at 10:15:42
10 Posted 21/06/2016 at 15:37:29
11 Posted 21/06/2016 at 15:46:30
I hope Koeman will get the best out of him as he clearly has the potential to be a good CB and hopefully a fantastic one though i'm yet to be convinced of that.
12 Posted 25/06/2016 at 10:16:38
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