06 July 2014 | News Comments

Krul World Cup exit for Costa Rica after shoot-out

World Cup Quarter Finals 05 July 2014 Arena Fonte Nova Finished AP

Netherlands 4 - 3 Costa Rica
Junior Diaz 37'
Michael Umana 52'
Bruno Martins Indi 64'
Joel Campbell 66'
Marcos Urena 66'
Memphis Depay 76'
Jeremain Lens 76'
Cristian Gamboa 79'
Dave Myrie 79'
Geancarlo Gonzalez 81'
Yeltsin Tejeda 97'
Jose Miguel Cubero 97'
Bruno Martins Indi 106'
Klaas Jan Huntelaar 106'
Johnny Acosta 107'
Klaas Jan Huntelaar 111'
Jasper Cillessen 120'
Tim Krul 120'
Celso Borges 121'
Robin van Persie 121'
Bryan Ruiz 121'
Arjen Robben 121'
Geancarlo Gonzalez 121'
Wesley Sneijder 121'
Christian Bolanos 121'
Dirk Kuyt 121'
Michael Umana 121'

The Netherlands advanced to a World Cup semi-final with Argentina by beating Costa Rica on penalties after a cagey, tactical last-eight battle finished 0-0 after extra-time.

Substitute goalkeeper goalkeeper Tim Krul, introduced just for the shootout, saved from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana as the Netherlands triumphed 4-3.

Costa Rica defended deeply from the start and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, whose performances have played a large part in his country's run to the quarter-finals for the first time, was again in sharp form with a series of saves, while Wesley Sneijder hit a post with an 81st-minute free kick and Robin van Persie had a scrambled shot cleared off the line in stoppage time of normal time.

The game blew wide open in extra time as Marcos Urena had a chance to win it for Costa Rica but had a shot well saved by  Jasper Cillessen, while Sneijder hit the bar two minutes from the end.

Statistics

Possession

Costa Rica | 36% Netherlands | 64%

Shots on target

Costa Rica | 1 Netherlands | 8

Shots off target

Costa Rica | 2 Netherlands | 6

Fouls

Costa Rica | 13 Netherlands | 15

Throw ins

Costa Rica | 13 Netherlands | 16

Offsides

Costa Rica | 2 Netherlands | 13

Yellow cards

Costa Rica | 4 Netherlands | 2

Red cards

Costa Rica | 0 Netherlands | 0

Corners

Costa Rica | 1 Netherlands | 11

Counter attacks

Costa Rica | 2 Netherlands | 2

Blocked Shots

Costa Rica | 3 Netherlands | 6