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Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout

The Netherlands and Costa Rica headed to a penalty shootout after finishing 0-0 through 120 minutes of play

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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.

The Netherlands and Costa Rica headed to a penalty shootout after finishing 0-0 through 120 minutes of play Saturday in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas kept his team in the match with a string of first-half saves and another good stop to deny Ron Vlaar early in extra time.

Wesley Sneijder had one of the best chances for the Dutch team in the 80th minute, beating Navas with a free kick, but the shot hit the post.