Costa Rica definitely exceeded expectations this World Cup. I would have never predicted that they would be in the quarter finals! Sadly, (for the Ticos) the Netherlands ended their Cinderella run. They fought hard and were able to hold the game at 0-0 for 120 minutes! The game went into penalties. Costa Rica might have won the game if Louis van Gaal hadn’t strategically subbed on Tim Krul (goalkeeper) in the 120th minute. He came up with two big saves to give the Dutch the win, 0(4)-0(3).
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