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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.
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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.
Costa Rica will take the first penalty in the shootout, with Netherlands second.
END OF EXTRA TIME: A remarkable move by Van Gaal as the Dutch manager replaces his goalkeeper with seconds remaining. Tim Krul comes on to replace Cillessen. He's a full 6cm taller than the Ajax man, will it make a difference as the game goes to penalties?
OFF THE BAR! The Dutch hit the woodwork for a THIRD time! Good work by Lens on the edge of the Costa Rica penalty area sees Sneijder take a touch, open his body and curl a wonderful right-footed effort at goal. Navas dives, it beats him, but it's back off the crossbar and the No10 is denied by the woodwork for a second time in the game.
The Dutch go up the other end and a long ball finds Robben. Umana stretches to stop the shot and it eventually goes behind for a corner.
WHAT A SAVE! We were very close to some late, late drama in Salvador! Urena breaks free down the Costa Rica right and finds enough space to get a venomous shot away. It's blocked by Cillessen and away to safety.
Urena bursts past the Dutch defence and is denied by a last ditch De Vrij tackle. It breaks to Bolanos, who hits towards goal, but it's blocked behind for a corner. It's Los Ticos's first of the game after 115 minutes!
Bolanos breaks into the Dutch penalty area and dribbles past a couple of challenges. His effort is blocked by De Vrij before it can trouble Cillessen.
Robben whips a corner into the box, but Van Persie's effort is off the mark. The Dutch are trying everything to break down this tough Costa Rican defence.
There's one change at the interval, with Klaas Jan Huntelaar, the hero with a late penalty winner against Mexico in the previous round, on in place of Bruno Martins Indi.
It's goalless at the break, and we'll have another 15 minutes to decide whether Costa Rica will take another European side to a penalty shootout in the knockout stages of this tournament.
Robben hits the free-kick into the wall after Diaz was adjudged to have handballed, and Lens's follow-up is also blocked.
Tejeda, who made the dramatic last minute clearance off the line in normal time, is replaced by the No22.
GREAT SAVE! Robben whips a corner in from the Dutch right and Vlaar meets it with a header down into the floor. It bounces just in front of Navas and he does excellently to tip the ball past the post.
The Dutch get extra time underway in the Arena Fonte Nova. The Oranje are looking for a first win after an additional 30 minutes in the World Cup, having had four attempts in the tournament's history so far.
END OF 90 MINUTES: It's finished goalless in Salvador after normal time, and we'll go to an additional 30 minutes to try and decide the winner. The Netherlands twice went close through Sneijder set pieces, one saved brilliantly by Navas and another coming back off the woodwork. Van Persie was also denied in a scramble in stoppage time, but neither side could break the deadlock. Will we have more Costa Rican penalty shootout drama? Stick with us to find out!
OFF THE LINE AND OFF THE BAR! Van Persie whips a free kick across the box, which is punched high into the air by Navas. It breaks to Blind on the left and he fires a low cross into the six yard box. It's missed by De Vrij, then Kuyt and the No9 follows up, but his effort hits Tejeda and loops up onto the bar and away to safety. Incredible scenes in Salvador!
CHANCE! Sneijder whips a superb ball in from the Dutch left towards Van Persie. The usually lethal frontman opens his body to hit it with his right foot, but he completely misses the ball and it spins behind for a goal kick.
Van Persie finds space inside the Costa Rica penalty area and fires a right-footed shot at goal. Navas repels his effort.
OFF THE POST! Sneijder whips in yet another superb free-kick effort. This time he does beat Navas, but the woodwork denies the No10.
Gonzalez would miss the semi-final, if Costa Rica were to make it, after bringing Roben down just outside the penalty area.
Gamboa jarred his knee in an earlier challenge, and it looks like it's taken its toll, as the No16 goes off on a stretcher.
The 20-year-old is replaced by the Dynamo Kiev man.
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Sneijder whips a terrific ball in from the Dutch left from a free-kick. Vlaar gets his head to it, but it flies over Navas' crossbar.
Urena, who scored in his side's opening game against Uruguay, replaces Campbell, another scorer that day.
Bolanos lifts a ball from the Costa Rica right to the far post. Gonzalez comes flying in with a headed effort, but it's wide of the mark thanks to pressure from Vlaar.
Bolanos spots up a free-kick around 30 yards from goal. He powers an effort at goal but it flies over Cillessen's crossbar.
Junior Diaz is set free down the Costa Rica left and breaks clear of the Dutch defence. He crosses inside towards Campbell, but Martins Indi comes across to clear.
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Robben takes his time in finding Van Persie, and the No9 tries to hit a right-footed cross into the six yard box, but it's blocked behind for a corner, which is eventually cleared.
After Umana goes into the book, Robben slides a cleverly deceptive free-kick towards Sneijder. The Galatasaray man powers a shot at goal, but it flies over the bar.
Netherlands get us underway for the second period.
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HALF TIME: It's goalless at the interval at the Arena Fonte Nova and it's been a tense and terse opening period. The Dutch have had the majority of the play, and the chances, but the Costa Rican defence has held firm. Sneijder went closest to breaking the deadlock with a free-kick that was superbly saved by Navas. We're in for an intriguing second half!
Van Persie is slipped in by Robben and the No9 rushes through behind the Costa Rica defence. Navas sprints out though and collects before the Manchester United man can get a shot away.
WHAT A SAVE! Robben steps over the dead ball before Sneijder hits a curling, dipping effort at goal. Navas is across to touch the ball behind with a magnificent one-handed save low to his right-hand side.
A flighted free-kick from the Costa Rica right is headed back across the Dutch box and Borges attempts an overhead kick, but it's cleared away by the Netherlands.
A long ball over the Costa Rica defence finds Robben with a good opportunity, but the No11 is adjudged to have fouled Gamboa in the build-up to the chance.
Van Persie finds space between the Costa Rica midfield and defence and finds Depay sprinting past him on the Dutch left. He plays the 20-year-old in, and he fires a left-footed effort towards goal, but Navas is equal to it.
The sun is setting on Salvador as a Brazil 2014 venue, and the Dutch were also involved in the Arena Fonte Nova's opening game of this tournament, their 5-1 thrashing of World Cup holders Spain.
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Robben spreads the ball wide to Kuyt, who finds Depay in space on the edge of the Costa Rica penalty area. He plays a deceptive reverse pass to Van Persie, but the No9's effort is saved well by Navas, before the keeper collects Sneijder's follow-up.
Campbell turns inside Martins Indi and plays an incisive through ball towards Gamboa. The winger fires in a low cross, but it's well cleared by Vlaar.
Robben runs at the Costa Rica defence once again, this time on the Dutch right. Los Ticos force the ball behind for a corner, but the set piece is cleared away with ease.
Robben sprints at the Costa Rican defence and spreads the play wide to Depay. His pass, curled with the instep of his right foot, is too long for Van Persie, but the Dutch skipper is offside anyway.
Costa Rica get us underway in Salvador.
There are two changes for the Dutch from their dramatic win against Mexico. Bruno Martins Indi comes in for the injured Nigel de Jong, while Memphis Depay starts in place of Paul Verhaegh. For Los Ticos, Johnny Acosta replcaes the suspended Oscar Duarte, who was sent off in their shootout win over Greece.
1 CILLESSEN, 2 VLAAR, 3 DE VRIJ, 4 MARTINS INDI, 5 BLIND, 9 V. PERSIE, 10 SNEIJDER, 11 ROBBEN, 15 KUYT, 20 WIJNALDUM, 21 MEMPHIS
1 NAVAS K., 2 ACOSTA J., 3 GONZALEZ G., 4 UMAÑA M., 5 BORGES C., 7 BOLAÑOS C., 9 CAMPBELL J., 10 RUIZ B., 15 DIAZ J., 16 GAMBOA C., 17 TEJEDA Y.
Next up is Noble patria, tu Hermosa bandera, and the Costa Rican players grab each other around the shoulders and sing passionately along with their supporters.
Het Wilhelmus then rings out around the stadium and the Dutch players join the crowd in song, while gripping each other around the shoulders.
The two captains Robin van Persie and Bryan Ruiz both speak into the microphone and address the crowd with an anti-discrimination message, joining the captains from the other quarter-finals in doing so.
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1 Jasper CILLESSEN, 2 Ron VLAAR, 3 Stefan DE VRIJ, 4 Bruno MARTINS INDI, 5 Daley BLIND, 6 Nigel DE JONG, 8 Jonathan DE GUZMAN, 10 Wesley SNEIJDER, 15 Dirk KUYT, 9 Robin VAN PERSIE, 11 Arjen ROBBEN
1 Keylor NAVAS, 2 Johnny ACOSTA, 3 Giancarlo GONZALEZ, 4 Michael UMANA, 5 Celso BORGES, 7 Christian BOLANOS, 15 Junior DIAZ, 16 Cristian GAMBOA, 17 Yeltsin TEJEDA, 9 Joel CAMPBELL, 10 Bryan RUIZ
The players have warmed up on the pitch and have headed back into their respective dressing rooms to make their final preparations ahead of the game. The sun is setting in Salvador as the anticipation builds for what should be a thrilling quarter-final.
WESLEY SNEIJDER BRAZIL 2014 STATS
- 345 minutes
- 1 goal from 11 shots (9% conversion rate)
- 124 passes completed
- 30.2km/h top speed
- 41.9km covered (10.9km per 90 mins)
BRYAN RUIZ BRAZIL 2014 STATS
- 374 minutes
- 2 goals from 5 shots (40% conversion rate)
- 124 passes completed
- 29.6km/h top speed
- 43.5km covered (10.47km per 90 mins)
NETHERLANDS STATS FOR BRAZIL 2014
- 12 goals scored
- 70% shots on target
- 110.2km covered per match (team average)
- 1360 passes completed
- 80% pass completion rate
COSTA RICA STATS FOR BRAZIL 2014
- 5 goals scored
- 50% shots on target
- 114km covered per match (team average)
- 1284 passes completed
- 70% pass completion rate
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TREADING THE TIGHTROPE
The Netherlands' Stefan de Vrij and Daley Blind are one booking away from missing a potential semi-final, while Giancarlo Gonzalez, Jose Cubero, Yeltsin Tejeda, Esteban Granados, Bryan Ruiz and Keylor Navas are all in the same position for Los Ticos. Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte misses out through suspension.
CHRISTIAN BOLANOS ON JOEL CAMPBELL
"He’s still young, but he’s no baby. Joel’s growing up quickly. He can hurt you one-on-one. He’s got pace and can score goals too."
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan is the referee for today's match. He is refereeing his ninth World Cup game, a new record.
"We have players like Robben and [Robin] van Persie in our team who can change the game at any second."
"Maybe in a few months this will all sink in, but for right now we’re just trying to enjoy what we’re living. It’s nice to play against a team like [Netherlands], but it’s difficult too. I have so many friends in the Netherlands. The place was my home for years and I care about its people. But for us it is a dream to play in the quarter-finals. We know we’re doing something so big for the people back home, but maybe we don’t realise the extent of how big just yet. We have nothing to lose. We’ve come so far and done so much, but we want more. We want to continue on and see how far this can go."
LOUIS VAN GAAL
"Our goal has always been to become world champions and we have already said we are a team which is very difficult to beat. We're not a great team, but a team which is difficult to beat. So far we have shown that and I hope we can continue that up to and including the final. That Costa Rica are considered to be a less strong team, that is by the media. That is not our words, we are not saying that."
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"This is a new level for me. This is the World Cup and there’s nothing bigger. I want to perform here. I want to score goals and help the team any way I can. Just because I’m young doesn’t mean less is expected of me. We’re an extraordinary team. We’ve worked really hard and we have some of the best players Costa Rica has ever seen."
"I feel every player who has come on in the games so far has had an influence and done a fantastic job. Ultimately, that's the kind of strength you need to win a World Cup. I just feel very strong. I feel good, I feel fit, and I think that's the most important [thing] because I can transfer everything on to the pitch. I'm having a lot of fun and really enjoying it here."
Netherlands have come from behind to win three times at the 2014 World Cup, equal to West Germany in 1970. No team has achieved this four times at a single World Cup.
DID YOU KNOW?
Keylor Navas kept joint-second most clean sheets in the 2013/14 Spanish La Liga season, along with Real Madrid’s Diego Lopez. Only Atlético Madrid and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept more (20).
DID YOU KNOW?
Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder have scored six World Cup goals. They both need one more goal to equal Dutch record holder Johnny Rep.
LINE-UPS ARE IN
#NED LINE-UP: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay #NEDCRC #WorldCup— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 05/07/2014 18:56
#CRC LINE-UP: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda #NEDCRC #WorldCup #Joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 05/07/2014 18:56
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Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador