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Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica - Dirk Kuyt

Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica - Dirk Kuyt

      • "Van Gaal will take all the plaudits, and the Netherlands probably deserved it. But Costa Rica, their endeavour, absolutely wonderful."

      • Netherlands into semi-finals

        Posted at23:48

        Tim Krul shares a warm embrace from Jasper Cillessen, the goalkeeper who lost his place just for the shootout - where goalkeepers can become heroes.

      • Netherlands into semi-finals

        Posted at23:48

        Harsh on Costa Rica, who put in a magnificent shift. I didn't like to see some of the antics from Tim Krul but you can't argue with the impact he made. What a World Cup debut...

      • Netherlands into semi-finals

        Posted at23:47

        They've done it! Tim Krul came off the bench to save two penalties! Another masterstroke from Louis van Gaal...

      SCORES!

      Netherlands 4-3 Costa Rica - Dirk Kuyt

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      The best so far, right into the bottom left corner. No chance for Navas, four out of four for the Dutch.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 3-3 Costa Rica - Christian Bolanos

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      More mind games from Krul, delaying tactics, but they don't affect Bolanos.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 3-2 Costa Rica - Wesley Sneijder

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      Navas goes early and Sneijder picks his spot.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 2-2 Costa Rica - Giancarlo Gonzalez

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      Mind games here with Tim Krul looking to disrupt proceedings. But Gonzalez is having none of it. Excellent penalty.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 2-1 Costa Rica - Arjen Robben

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      Calm and collected as you might expect. Navas goes the wrong way and it's advantage Netherlands.

    • SAVED!

      Netherlands 1-1 Costa Rica - Bryan Ruiz

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      This time Krul gets a hand to it and parries it away.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 1-1 Costa Rica - Robin van Persie

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      Keeper goes the right way but that one is right in the corner. Relief on Robin van Persie's face.

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      SCORES!

      Netherlands 0-1 Costa Rica - Celso Borges

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      Low and into the corner, firmly struck. Krul goes the right way but through it goes.

    • Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

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      Costa Rica to go first.

    • Former Scotland defender Alan Hansen

      MOTD analyst

      Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

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      "I took one penalty for Liverpool in a pre-season and the goalkeeper made a terrific save. European Cup final in Rome I just didn't want to take one."

    • Former England captain Alan Shearer

      MOTD analyst

      Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

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      "Whatever happens for Costa Rica, it has been a great success story for them."

      You can watch the penalties by clicking on the Live Coverage at the top of the page.

    • Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

      Posted at23:38

      Here we go. Penalties coming up...

    • Former England international Chris Waddle

      BBC Radio 5 live

      Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

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      "Netherlands have great players, there are five penalty takers you can name straight away but what is interesting is that they have changed the goalkeeper.

      "At the 1990 World Cup I remember wondering whether we could have brought on Dave Beasant for England, who was more of a specialist penalty specialist than Peter Shilton."

    • Netherlands 0-0 Costa Rica

      Posted at23:37

      Costa Rica scored all five kicks against Greece last Sunday. Who wants this then?

    Netherlands midfield enforcer Nigel de Jong will miss the remainder of the tournament with a groin injury.

    Wesley Sneijder has been nursing a slight back strain picked up in the win over Mexico and will be assessed.

    Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas should be fit despite missing training earlier in the week with a shoulder injury.

    The Central Americans have defensive problems, with Oscar Duarte banned and Roy Miller out with a foot problem.

Posted on Saturday 5th July 2014

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