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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.
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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.
This could win it for Costa Rica...
UMANA HITS IT IN THE TOP CORNER AND COSTA RICA ARE THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS!
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.
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.
Another great penalty! Cholevas converts past the diving Navas, who this time chose the right side but couldn't keep it out.
The No3 doesn't hit it well, but it beats Karnezis.
Lazaros steps up and thumps it to the keeper's bottom left, with Navas again diving the wrong way.
Ruiz with a wonderfully emphatic spot kick. Hitting it off the underside of the crossbar and in.
Mitroglou hits it left-footed to the goalkeeper's left. Navas dives the wrong way.
IT'S IN! Borges hits it high in the middle of the goal.
It's Borges to take the first penalty for Costa Rica.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is the first time in World Cup history that two Round of 16 ties have been decided on penalties.
END OF EXTRA TIME: It's all over in Recife and we'll have a penalty shootout! That late chance from Mitroglou was the closest either side came to winning the game in extra time. In further late drama, Fernando Santos has been sent from the touchline after confronting the officials.
CHANCE! A ball is lofted forward and flicked on by Gekas, it drops to Mitroglou who seems to have the perfect opportunity to finish the tie. Navas spreads himself to deny the Fulham forward, it's behind for a corner.
From a Costa Rica break, Greece win the ball and work it upfields themselvs. Mitroglou finds space on his team's left, cuts inside with a stepover, but blazes his shot high and wide.
The Greek skipper gets the ball out of his feet and tries to hit from distance, but he scuffs it and Navas easily collects.
From the corner, Greece break away and have numbers over. The pass is delayed and eventually the ball finds its way to Lazaros. He hits straight at Navas though, and the defence clear away.
Cubero darts behind the Greek defence on the Costa Rica right and cuts back towards Campbell. It goes just behind the No9 and Katsouranis clears for a corner, which is cleared.
An incisive through ball behind the Costa Rica defence sees Gekas try to poke home, but Navas is out to confront the forward. He takes a knock on the knee and receives treatment.
Straight from the restart, the ball bounces through to Brenes, who hits an effort towards goal with his right foot. It flashes over the bar.
HALF TIME IN EXTRA TIME: The opening period has seen few clear-cut chances, although the Greeks have understandably looked most threatening with their one-man advantage. Will we see more late drama or a second shootout in two days?
Cholevas curls the free-kick in and it's not cleared properly by Costa Rica. The ball breaks to Cholevas who dances through a couple of Costa Rican challenges before Katsouranis finds himself with a shooting opportunity. It's blocked behind for a corner.
Katsouranis whips a wicked delivery in from the Greek right. Mitroglou tries to head towards goal, but flicks on and the ball hits Gekas and goes behind for a goal kick.
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Greece get us underway for the first half of extra time against the ten men of Costa Rica.
You can't write this storyline even if you try, this is why we watch, 2nd heartbreak of the day, can #CRC survive or will #GRE luck continue— Wyclef Jean (@Wyclef Jean) 29/06/2014 21:57
END OF 90 MINUTES: We're going to extra time thanks to some incredible late drama. The Greeks have done it again! After Bryan Ruiz opened the scoring for Los Ticos, Duarte saw red for two bookable offences. Greece kept pressing as Costa Rica dropped deeper and the Greek's pressure paid off with Sokratis' late, late strike. Could we have a second penalty shootout in two days? Stick with us to find out.
GREAT SAVE! Torosidis whips a wonderful ball into the box and Mitroglou tries to head toward goal, but it seems to come off his shoulder. Navas tips over superbly!
GOAL! SOKRATIS! THE GREEKS GRAB AN EQUALISER IN STOPPAGE TIME! The ball is lofted into the box and Gekas hits a snap shot at goal on the turn, it breaks out to Sokratis, who stays up front after a late run into the box and slams the finish home emphatically. Incredible scenes of joy in Recife for the Greeks, but heartbreak for the Costa Ricans. They'll have to raise themselves for extra time.
Lazaros darts inside the Costa Rica penalty area and creates an opening. He slides the ball inside but Navas is brave and dives on the ball.
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A free-kick is delivered into the Costa Rica penalty area by Cholevas, but Manolas heads it over the bar.
The No21 returns to the side after seeing red for two bookings against Japan in the group stages.
Samaras pushes the ball out to Cholevas who drills a low cross into the area. Gekas can't adjust his body in time and his effort goes behind for a goal kick.
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Samaras dances past several Costa Rica challenges and chips a lofted ball to the back post from the Greek left. It's too close to Navas who punches the ball away at the second attempt.
With the Costa Ricans down to ten men, Fernando Santos throws on out-and-out striker Gekas in an attempt to get back into this game.
The free-kick is whipped into the box and Samaras rises highest, but it goes wide of the mark.
RED CARD! Duarte off for his second yellow card, he slides in on Cholevas who cut inside and brings down the Greek left-back for his second booking of the evening.
Greece go looking for a goal, as Santos replaces the midfielder with their top scorer during qualifying.
Bolanos finds space on the Costa Rica left as Los Ticos look to capitalise on their new-found confidence. He's stopped by a last ditch block by the Greek right-back.
GOAL! BRYAN RUIZ! It's the skipper with his second goal of these finals! Campbell works the ball out to Bolanos who cuts inside and finds Ruiz. He simply passes the ball into the side netting as Karnezis can only watch the ball trickle past him into the net.
The Greek skipper whips the corner in and Sokratis tries to flick the ball on, but he gets too much on it and it goes flying over the bar.
Cholevas curls a decent set-piece delivery into the Costa Rica penalty area from the Greek left and Samaras finds space to head towards goal, but it's straight at Navas.
Greece get us underway for the second period in Recife.
The Greeks walk out first after half time, with the Costa Ricans following them out. We're almost ready to begin the second period.
FIRST HALF PHOTOS
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HALF-TIME: It's been a fairly terse opening period in Recife, with both sides failing to create too many clear opportunities. Greece have had the best opening, thanks to a delicious delivery from their left-hand side by Cholevas, but Navas was equal to Salpingidis' effort. 12 of Costa Rica's 16 World Cup goals have come in the second half, so they'll be hoping history repeats itself after the break.
Lazaros tries to break through the Costa Rican defence, but is pulled back by Los Ticos' No6. Cholevas and Karagounis spot up the free kick.
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The corner is whipped across, but the tall No7 impedes the Costa Rican keeper.
GREAT SAVE! A quite incredible whipped ball from the Greek left by Cholevas is met by Salpingidis, but Navas spreads himself and stops the shot with his right leg. It's behind for a corner.
The Greek No22 goes into the book for a mistimed challenge on Campbell.
The ball breaks to Samaris on the edge of the Costa Rican penalty area, and the midfielder hits towards goal, but it's blocked accidentally by his own player Samaras. When Lazaros tries to collect the loose ball, the whistle goes for offside.
The former Olympiacos loanee whips a delivery across the box, but it's easily collected by Karnezis.
Greece break dangerously down their left-hand side and Cholevas whips the ball across the box. It's overhit and collected by Karagounis, who tosses the ball back into the penalty area, but Samaras drifts into an offside position.
Karagounis flicks the ball up from an attempted tackle around 30 yards from goal and hits an audacious shot. It bounces into the arms of Navas.
The set-piece is cleared at the near post by Borges and Costa Rica try to break, but the attempted through ball by Ruiz is cut out.
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Bolanos whips the free-kick across goal and Borges dives towards the cross, but he can't make a clear connection and it flies away to safety for the Greeks.
Campbell plays a neat one-two with Ruiz and bursts towards the Greek penalty area. The Hellas skipper brings down Los Ticos' No9 and it's a free kick on the right hand side of the area close to the touchline.
Campbell works the ball wide to Bolanos, who tries to play him back in towards the centre of the penalty area. Cholevas reads it well and comes across to snuff it out.
After Lazaros is dispossessed in Greece's final third, Costa Rica try to break, but Ruiz is brought down by the Greek No2.
Karagounis whips the corner in, and Sokratis gets his head on it, but the defender can only divert it well wide of the goal.
The tall No16 gets another sight of goal, but drags it wide of the Greek stopper's right-hand post.
Ruiz drifts into space between the Greek defence and midfield who feints a shot to set up Bolanos. The Costa Rica midfielder, recalled to the starting line-up today, fires over the bar.
Gamboa finds space on the Costa Rican right after miscontrol by Bryan Ruiz, but the No16 scuffs it wide of Karnezis' right-hand post.
The early free-kick by Karagounis is poorly cleared only as far as Lazaros, whose effort flies wide of Navas' left-hand goal.
Costa Rica get us underway in Recife in their all-white kit, with Greece facing them in all-blue.
There's one change in the Greece line-up as Panagiotis Kone, who hobbled out of their dramatic win against Côte d'Ivoire drops to the bench for goalscorer in that game Andreas Samaris. For Costa Rica there are two changes: Michael Umana and Christian Bolanos come in for Randall Brenes and Roy Miller.
1 NAVAS K., 3 GONZALEZ G., 4 UMAÑA M., 5 BORGES C., 6 DUARTE O., 7 BOLAÑOS C., 9 CAMPBELL J., 10 RUIZ B., 15 DIAZ J., 16 GAMBOA C., 17 TEJEDA Y.
1 KARNEZIS, 2 MANIATIS, 4 MANOLAS, 7 SAMARAS, 10 KARAGOUNIS, 14 SALPINGIDIS, 15 TOROSIDIS, 16 LAZAROS, 19 SOKRATIS, 20 CHOLEVAS, 22 SAMARIS
Hymn to Liberty is next, and the Greeks join their fans in song. Both sides are well supported in Recife and the atmosphere inside the Arena Pernambuco is really coming to life.
The teams are out on the pitch, and it's 'Noble patria, tu Hermosa bandera' up first. The Costa Ricans grip each other by the shoulders and sing along passionately with their coaching staff and fans joining in.
The two teams are in the tunnel, ready to step out onto the pitch. Giorgos Karagounis, the only surviving member of Greece's UEFA EURO 2004 winning side in the starting XI tonight, leads the team out. Bryan Ruiz, the matchwinner in their famous victory against Italy, walks out at the front for Los Ticos.
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1 Keylor NAVAS, 3 Giancarlo GONZALEZ, 4 Michael UMANA, 6 Oscar DUARTE, 15 Junior DIAZ, 5 Celso BORGES, 7 Christian BOLANOS, 10 Bryan RUIZ, 17 Yeltsin TEJEDA, 19 Roy MILLER, 9 Joel CAMPBELL
1 Orestis KARNEZIS, 4 Konstantinos MANOLAS, 15 Vasileios TOROSIDIS, 19 Sokratis PAPASTATHOPOULOS, 20 Jose CHOLEVAS, 10 Georgios KARAGOUNIS, 16 Lazaros CHRISTODOULOPOULOS, 22 Andreas SAMARIS, 7 Georgios SAMARAS, 9 Konstantinos MITROGLOU, 14 Dimitrios SALPINGIDIS
LAST TIME OUT
Greece secured knockout qualification for the first time with a dramatic win against Côte d'Ivoire while already-qualified Costa Rica topped their group with a goalless draw against England.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Greece are the only former European champions yet to play a knockout game at the World Cup.
12 of the 16 goals scored by Costa Rica at the World Cup have come in the second half.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 1990 in Bari, Costa Rica lost 4-1 against Czechoslovakia in the Round of 16. Of the current squad, Waylon Francis, Diego Calvo, Yeltsin Tejeda and Joel Campbell were not even born when Costa Rica played their only World Cup knockout stage match to date.
"This is an opportunity for us to go on and create history....I expect it to be a very tough game. They've already shown they are a strong team, and team is the operative word. Collectively, they are very effective. But we'll be ready for them."
"We were thinking more about Colombia and the Ivory Coast and in the end came the least expected team. Now we have to change the video cassette. They are in the World Cup and they beat an excellent team, Ivory Coast. If they are there (in the Round of 16), it is because they were better."
"We know some of the Costa Rica players – the ones who play in Europe. We also watched their matches against Uruguay and Italy. Now we need to study them as a team, especially their strengths and weaknesses. We have to be competitive."
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"I’m not going to say we’re surprised by what’s happening. You build momentum and hope to keep it going. It’s only a surprise to people who don’t know much about Costa Rica. I’m the oldest guy in the team. But I feel young now. That’s what football can do.”
TREADING THE TIGHTROPE
Costa Rica's Jose Cubero and Giancarlo Gonzalez are one booking away from suspension, as are Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Vasilis Torosidis, Dmitris Salpingidis and Georgios Samaras.
Joel Campbell spent last season on loan at Olympiacos from Arsenal, playing alongside Kostas Manolas, Jose Cholevas, Giannis Maniatis and Andreas Samaris.
Whichever side advances will take their place in the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
DISCOVER COSTA RICA AND GREECE
Take a look at the cultures of the two countries that are clashing in the Round of 16 this afternoon.
DID YOU KNOW?
These sides have never met before. Costa Rica are facing their third European side in Brazil, having defeated Italy 1-0 and drawn 0-0 with England.
OVIEDO BACKING LOS TICOS
The Everton man is supporting his team-mates after he didn't quite recover from injury in time to reach Brazil.
¡Vamos #CostaRica! #CRC http://t.co/3trVVoRT0X— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan Oviedo) 29/06/2014 18:51
Hello and welcome to the second Round of 16 match of the day from Recife. We've had a thriller in Fortaleza with a remarkable finale which saw the Netherlands score twice late on to reach the quarter-finals. Can Costa Rica and Greece match that? Stick with us to find out as we provide a minute-by-minute report LIVE from Brazil. #Joinin the global conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are all a part of our World Cup social hub.
Arena Pernambuco, Recife