June 28, 2014; Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL; A view of the game ball on a podium before the round of sixteen match between Brazil and Chile in the 2014 World Cup at Estadio Mineirao. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

World Cup Bracket update: Argentina advance, to face winner of Belgium-USA

On Tuesday, Argentina and Switzerland and it was yet another World Cup “Round of 16″ game that went to extra time. Neither team could break through in the first 90 minutes, and as the clock was winding in the second period of extra time Argentina finally was able to break through.

Superstar Lionel Messi was taking the ball up the field and drew the defense and dumped it off for Angel Di Maria, who put it in the back of the net. Switzerland nearly tied the game moments later but couldn’t score as the ball bounced off the post from the header.

Argentina was able to avoid penalty kicks and advance to the quarterfinals. They’ll play the winner of the Belgium vs United States game later Tuesday afternoon.

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Tuesday, July 1
Round of 16, Belgium vs. United States, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Friday, July 4
Quarterfinals, France vs Germany, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Quarterfinals, Brazil vs Colombia, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Saturday, July 5
Quarterfinals, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Quarterfinals, Netherlands vs Costa Rica, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Tuesday, July 8
Semifinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Wednesday, July 9
Semifinals, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Saturday, July 12
Third-place match, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Sunday, July 13
Final, 2:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

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