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Match summary

Navas-inspired Ticos win shootout, reach quarters

Keylor Navas emerged as the hero as Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties to move into the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"This is a big, big result. Words can’t describe how I feel right now. It’s never easy playing with ten men, and even less so against opponents like that in a World Cup match," Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica coach

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20:09

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It's been another utterly enthralling day at the World Cup. We had a late Dutch double to turn the game on its head in Fortaleza and ten-man Costa Rica have just seen off Greece in some penalty shootout drama. Put your feet up and head on over to the daily tournament blog where we'll digest the day's action. 

20:00
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC
Greece
GreeceGRE

Statistics

Ball possession

43%
57%
23Fouls Committed16
2Attempts On Target13
6Shots24
1Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
20:00
19:56
NAVAS K.
Costa RicaCRC
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

120MINUTES PLAYED50TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
19:55
The penalty shoot-out is over.

The Costa Rica No4 hits it confidently, high into the net past the diving Karnezis, who dived correctly to his right but couldn't keep the ball out. Costa Rica reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

19:55

This could win it for Costa Rica...

19:54
(5 - 3) UMAÑA M. (Costa Rica) successfully converts the penalty!

UMANA HITS IT IN THE TOP CORNER AND COSTA RICA ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!

19:53
(4 - 3) GEKAS (Greece) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.

BRILLIANT SAVE BY NAVAS! Gekas hits it with power to the keeper's top right and the No1 throws himself at it. He gets a strong hand to it and the ball flies away to safety.

19:52
(4 - 3) CAMPBELL J. (Costa Rica) successfully converts the penalty!

Campbell passes it calmly into the keeper's bottom right-hand corner, waiting for Karnezis to dive the wrong way before dispatching the spot kick.

19:51
(3 - 3) CHOLEVAS (Greece) successfully converts the penalty!

Another great penalty! Cholevas converts past the diving Navas, who this time chose the right side but couldn't keep it out.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Match Facts

Recife

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a conurbation of another 13 cities, including Olinda, with a population of 3.7 million.

Arena Pernambuco

  • Stadium nameArena Pernambuco
  • CityRecife
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity42610

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 28° CTemperature
  • 14 m/sWind
  • 73 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Benjamin WILLIAMS
    Australia
    AustraliaAUS
  • Assistant Referee 1: Matthew CREAM (AUS)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Hakan ANAZ (AUS)
  • Fourth official: Nawaf SHUKRALLA (BHR)

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