2014 FIFA World Cup::Netherlands vs Costa Rica  0 - 0

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Louis van Gaal subs proved to be the key for the Netherlands to take this match to their side. It was an exciting, cautious technical match. Heartbreaking for Costa Rica who came so close, but the Dutch were better. Final score 0-0 (4-3 pk)
Final
126'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [4]
0 [3]
by Dirk
Kuyt
 
126'
Penalty shoot-out missed
0 [4]
0 [3]
by Michael
Umaña
 
125'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [3]
0 [3]
by Christian
Bolaños
 
124'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [3]
0 [2]
by Wesley
Sneijder
 
123'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [2]
0 [2]
by Giancarlo
González
 
123'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [2]
0 [1]
by Arjen
Robben
 
122'
Penalty shoot-out missed
0 [1]
0 [1]
by Bryan
Ruiz González
 
121'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [1]
0 [1]
by Robin
Van Persie
 
120'
Penalty shoot-out scored
0 [0]
0 [1]
by Celso
Borges
 
Penalties
120'
+4
Costa Rica already dispatched Greece in PK's can they repeat it again against Netherlands?
120'
+3
We know have penalty kicks. This nailbiting match will be decided from the 12 yard spot. Surely the goalkeeper is the loneliest of all positions.
120'
+1
  • Jacobus Antonius Peter Johannes Cillessen leaves the field,
  • Tim Krul enters the field
120'
+1
The Dutch got Tim Krul in the match. An expert in shootouts.
120'
Netherlands have never won a penalty shootout in the World Cup. Better score now before it's too late.
119'
CROSSBARRR!!!!! Sneijder hits the crossbar with a precise shot inside the box.
117'
Costa Rica had the game in their hands, but Cillessen stepped up to the challenge and deflected the danger. It took 115 minutes for Costa Rica to wake up!
115'
corner kick for Costa Rica, the first one for the Ticos in the whole game.
115'
@jorgearangure tweeted:

I wish I was as good at something as CONCACAF keepers are at their jobs

112'
Huntelaar is booked for a challenge on Navas. Keylor made it look more painful than it really was in order to sell the yellow card.
111'
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is awarded a yellow card
109'
@MisterChiping tweeted:

Netherlands have played 4 Extra Time matches in the World Cup: they have lost 3 (1938-1978-2010) and lost the other on shootouts (1998)

107'
Acosta brings down Robben in the edge of the box. The ref pulled out a yellow card but had mercy on the Costa Rican defender.
106'
Second half of extra time started. Louis Van Gaahl sent in Huntelaar in a clear message from the manager that he wants Netherlands to score before time is over and that he has an extra penalty taker in case it comes to that.
Second Extra Time
105'
+3
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar leaves the field,
  • Bruno Martins Indi enters the field
105'
Netherlands turnover the ball after Kyut's unnecessary foul. It was a good opportunity for the Dutch. 2 more minutes.
105'
@GrantWahl tweeted:

Dutch have dominated possession, but the last thing they want is to go to penalties against Navas.

102'
Free-kick for Netherlands on the edge of Costa Rica's box. Diaz alleged handball is at fault.
98'
This is the tenth time during the game that RVP has been caught offside. More than any other player in the tournament so far.
97'
Urena tries to sell a penalty kick after a challenge against Vlaar, but the ref is not buying it.
96'
  • Yeltsin Tejeda leaves the field,
  • José Miguel Cubero enters the field
95'
@MikeFirpo tweeted:

Maybe not strikers, but #CONCACAF goalkeepers this tournament ... not too shabby. #WorldCup

94'
Netherlands haven't lost any of their rhythm, they are still as dangerous as they were in the beginning of the match. Robben's corner finds Sneijder who headed into Navas for another corner that Acosta bicycled kick away of danger. Keylor Navas was brought down in a challenge and seems injured.
90'
30 extra minutes of play time! Will it be enough to decide the winner?
First Extra Time
90'
+5
This match is irrefutable proof that Costa Rica reached this stage of the tournament with their good football. It wasn't the circumstances that helped the Ticos get this far. They have actually played every opponent head-to-head.
90'
+4
Match will go into extra time! Both teams are leveled at zeros. Netherlands has the upper hand as they look more determined to find the goal.
90'
+4
@TheTweetOfGod tweeted:

That was Me. I want Costa Rica. #WorldCup

90'
+3
@FutbolIntellect tweeted:

The Netherlands are relying on exaggeration to get past Costa Rica. Somewhere, Cruyff's tears are spilling into his import Peruvian coffee.

90'
+3
Netherlands get a free-kick in Costa Rica's territory. The ball was directed straight to Navas who deflected to the Dutch offensive line Where RVP caught the rebound and shot towards goal where Tejeda was placed and deflected to the post. What an exciting last minutes of match!
88'
RVP had the winning goal at his feet after a precise cross from Sneijder to the six-yard box, but the Manchester United striker failed to connect with the ball. Still 0-0
86'
Costa Rica turnover the ball in very dangerous areas of the field. Netherlands still haven't found a way to capitalize from those mistakes though.
84'
Van Persie shoots towards goal from the right side of the six-yard box. Keylor Navas heroically maintains his goal pure.
83'
@sluggahjells tweeted:

Off the post, Sneijder smash once more, brilliant even when he is dormant, always able to produce quality like that.

82'
Sneijder's free kick hit Costa Rica's left post. Great shot.
81'
Arjen Robben dives and the ref buys the play. He grants Netherlands a free-kick on the edge of Costa Rica's penalty box and Giancarlo Gonzalez gets booked and will not play the semis if Costa Rica progress to the next phase.
80'
Michael Umaña is awarded a yellow card
79'
Gamboa now leaves the field for good. The defender can continue playing with the injury.Dave Myrie enters the field in his place.
79'
Lens heads a violent ball to Keylor Navas, but the forward was caught offside.
79'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Myrie played one game for the @PhilaUnion #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

78'
  • Cristian Gamboa leaves the field,
  • Dave Myrie enters the field
76'
@DanielSquizzato tweeted:

A CONCACAF team is playing. Everyone watching is complaining about a persistent diver. Said diver doesn’t play for the CONCACAF team. :|

75'
  • Memphis Depay leaves the field,
  • Jeremain Lens enters the field
74'
Gamboa is back on the field and actually retaliated with a bad foul on Blind. Free-kick for Netherlands in Costa Rica territory. Vlaar heads the shot above the crossbar.
70'
Gamboa will have to be taken of the field on a stretcher after a challenge against Blind.
67'
Tejeda cleared Robben's creative attack with a heroic challenge that sent the ball to a corner-kick.
65'
Martins Indi brings down Ruiz in Dutch territory and gets booked in the process. The free-kick generated a close header in the six-yard box from González that went above the crossbar.
65'
  • Joel Nathaniel Campbell leaves the field,
  • Marcos Danilo Ureña enters the field
63'
or both teams have a lot of respect for each other or nobody has told these 22 men on the field that the match already started.
63'
Bruno Martins Indi is awarded a yellow card
62'
Ball still being played discreetly in the midfield.
61'
Free-kick for Costa Rica. De Vrij brings down Campbell in Dutch territory.
60'
Diaz crossed for Campbell inside the Dutch penalty box, but the Arsenal man failed to control the ball as he was brought down in a clean challenge by Martins.
58'
Robben crossed for Kyut in the six yard box but the Tico defense was quick to clear the danger.
56'
The Netherlands had some chances in Costa Rica's penalty box, but nothing came out of it. The Tico defense was well positioned to receive the ball.
52'
Robben executes the free-kick with a pass to Sneijder on the edge of the box. The Galatasaray an send the ball above the crossbar.
52'
Umaña is booked for a bad tackle on Arjen Robben on the left side of Costa Rica territory. Free-kick.
51'
@MikeFirpo tweeted:

Maybe not strikers, but #CONCACAF goalkeepers this tournament ... not too shabby. #WorldCup

51'
Michael Umaña is awarded a yellow card
50'
@sluggahjells tweeted:

Johnny Acosta has been Costa Rica's best defender today, although the communication changes with him in instead of Duarte are noticeable.

49'
There was no movement from either side on the benches. The second half is looking pretty much like the first one so far.
47'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Dutch has 4-0 lead on SOGs in 1st half #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

46'
Second half is on the way!
Half Time
45'
+1
First half is over. Netherlands have more presence on the field than the Costa Ricans, but the match in no way decided yet. This can still go to either side. 0-0
43'
@OptaJoe tweeted:

66% - #NED have the best shooting accuracy at the 2014 #WorldCup overall and today all four efforts have been on target. Precise.

42'
Keylor Navas challenged RVP as he dived for the ball. He recovered possession cleanly. RVP looks frustrated.
41'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Boos for Robben with every touch #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

40'
@MikeFirpo tweeted:

Navas another good goalkeeping showing so far for the #Ticos. #WorldCup

38'
Keylor Navas cleared Sneijder's screamer into the top right corner! What an amazing save!
37'
Free-kick for Netherlands in Costa Rica territory. Junior Diaz booked for a challenge on Robben.
36'
Júnior Enrique Díaz is awarded a yellow card
36'
@sgevans tweeted:

Can we get some more teams and have a group stage again?

35'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Depay unpleasantly trying to get a yellow awarded for that foul on Robben #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

35'
Costa Rica got the ball inside the Dutch territory and a fierce battle for the ball inside the box almost ended in goal by Costa Rica. The Dutch clreade the danger and tried to counter with a fast sprint by Robben, but the winger was brought down with a clean challenge.
32'
Cillessen cleared the free-kick for Robben all the way up in Navas territory. The winger fouled Gamboa and lost his chance.
31'
Costa Rica gets a free-kick in sensitive Dutch territory.
29'
a midfield mistake by Costa Rica enabled RVP with the ball that he took forward and passed to Depay who flanked Navas from the right. Netherlands has to do more if they want to overpower the prodigious Levante keeper.
29'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Ticos' turnovers will be their downfall if this continues #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

24'
Robben crossed for RVP in the six-yard box but the linesman raised his flag for the offside.
24'
@KimTateSports tweeted:

Very tentative game so far from #CRC. Navas just gave them two lifelines there.

22'
Robben crossed from the left for Depay who enbled RVP who in turn put Keylor Navas to the test at point blank, but the Costa Rica keeper deflects for Sneijder who fired the rebound into Navas again.
19'
The Netherlands have 75% ball possession so far. It doesn't say much about their performance actually. The ball is just being moved around the field, with no player showing any real interest in creating scoring opportunities.
18'
@sluggahjells tweeted:

Giancarlo Gonzalez, again, continuing his fine tournament, with good shape so far. The Columbus Crew defender maybe swayed out of MLS.

16'
The Fonte Nova Stadium is silent. Something needs to happen for this match to actually start.
15'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Ticos passing game is in heavy contrast to the more direct running of the Dutch. #NEDvsCRC @soccerly

12'
The pace of this match is very slow, with neither offensive line being able to penetrate their opponent's barriers.
8'
People whistle and boo Dutch keeper Cillessen every time he grabs the ball.
7'
The sun is setting in Salvador. The match is being played mostly on midfield with both squads measuring the field and flexing it out trying to figure out weakspots. Corner kick for Netherlands.
3'
Costa Rica collect the first free-kick of the night in Dutch territory.
3'
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Ticos fans much leader now. Vamos, vamos Ticos rings round @soccerly #NEDvsCRC

0'
And the match starts! The Dutch are now moving the ball around the field.
Kick Off at "Arena Fonte Nova"
Both teams are on the field now, singing their national anthems.
@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

Costa Rica XI: Navas; Acosta, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda @soccerly

@SoccerlyBrazil tweeted:

NL Starting XI: Cillessen; Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins, Blind, van Persie (c), Sneijder Robben. Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay @soccerly

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