Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout

Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout

July 5th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul, center left, celebrates after making the final save in a penalty shoot out during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands won 4-3 0n penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra time.

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SALVADOR, Brazil - Late substitute Tim Krul made two saves in a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday to give the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals following a 0-0 draw.

Krul, who came on in the 120th minute, stopped shots from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana in the shootout.

The Dutch team will face Argentina in the semifinals on Wednesday in Sao Paulo.