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Sub Krul wins shoot-out for Dutch

Tim Krul rose from the bench in injury time of extra time and inspired the Netherlands to a 4-3 win over Costa Rica on penalties and a FIFA World Cup™ semi-final with Argentina.

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"In terms of team spirit and togetherness, this is the best group I've worked with. I thought we had more quality than Costa Rica and deserved to win. I don’t know how much ball possession we had, how many times we hit the woodwork and how many chances we had – in the end it’s all about scoring," Louis van Gaal, Netherlands coach.

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19:57

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It's all over at the Arena Fonte Nova and a valiant effort by Costa Rica was not enough to see off the defiant Dutch. Louis van Gaal's decision to bring Tim Krul on for the penalty shootout paid off as the Netherlands progress to Wednesday's Sao Paulo semi-final against Argentina. We're not quite finished for the night though, as we'll have all the reaction and video highlights from the game to bring you in our daily tournament blog.

19:51
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC

Statistics

Ball possession

64%
36%
15Fouls Committed13
15Attempts On Target3
20Shots6
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
19:51
19:48
NAVAS K.
Costa RicaCRC
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

120MINUTES PLAYED43TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
19:46
The penalty shoot-out is over.

FULL TIME: The Dutch have seen off Costa Rica with their first World Cup penalty shootout win, and Tim Krul is the hero in Salvador. After a tense 120 minutes, in which the Netherlands hit the woodwork twice, the Newcastle United man was brought on with seconds remaining. He saved two penalties in the shootout, the crucial one from Michael Umana, to send the Dutch through to a semi-final showdown with Argentina.

19:46
(4 - 3) UMAÑA M. (Costa Rica) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
19:45
(4 - 3) KUYT (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!
19:44
(3 - 3) BOLAÑOS C. (Costa Rica) successfully converts the penalty!
19:44
(3 - 2) SNEIJDER (Netherlands) successfully converts the penalty!
19:43
(2 - 2) GONZALEZ G. (Costa Rica) successfully converts the penalty!

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC
(GK) 120'+1
(GK)Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
106'
Misses next match if booked
(C)
66'
(C)Misses next match if booked
79'
76'
Misses next match if booked 97'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK) 120'+1
(GK)
79'
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
76'
66'
106'
Misses next match if booked 97'
Injured
Not eligible to play
18
Injured
Absent
CoachCoach
Louis VAN GAAL (NED)Jorge Luis PINTO (COL)

Match Facts

Salvador

When the Portuguese crown first decided to carry out the endeavour of colonising Brazil, the first urban area to be settled in was Salvador, which was established on 29 March 1549.

Arena Fonte Nova

  • Stadium nameArena Fonte Nova
  • CitySalvador
  • Year constructed1951
  • Overall capacity51900

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 81 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV
    Uzbekistan
    UzbekistanUZB
  • Assistant Referee 1: Abduxamidullo RASULOV (UZB)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (KGZ)
  • Fourth official: Noumandiez DOUE (CIV)

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