On a feisty night full of tantrums, Argentina kept launching toys out of their pram even as Lautaro Martinez thrashed in his winner to send them through 4-3 on penalties. It had been 120 minutes of argy bargy, with a ball smashed into the dugout and bookings all over the pitch as a so-far serene World Cup finally lost its rag.
Neymar would not "close the door" on his international career but added he was not 100 per cent certain he will play again for Brazil.
Emiliano Martinez matched Lionel Messi's heroics to keep the Argentina captain's dreams of World Cup glory alive.
Despite his penalty shoot-out heroics sending Argentina through, Emiliano Martinez was far from happy with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz.