Jun 29, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Costa Rica
1-1
Greece
Ruiz (52')
Duarte (42'), Tejeda (48'), Granados (56'), Ruiz (70'), Navas (90')
Duarte (66')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Papastathopoulos (91')
Samaris (36'), Manolas (72')
Costa Rica win 5-3 on penalties

Keylor Navas: 'I knew where Theofanis Gekas would put penalty'

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas prepares to make a save as Greece's forward Kostas Mitroglou and defender Vasilis Torosidis try to score during the round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014
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Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas reveals that his penalty save from Greece's Theofanis Gekas was down to knowledge that he gained when they played for Levante.

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas has admitted that his penalty save from Greece's Theofanis Gekas was down to knowledge that he gained when they were teammates at Levante.

The 27-year-old made the crucial save in the World Cup second-round clash, which allowed Michael Umana to send the Central Americans into the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Gekas spent three months with Spanish side Levante in 2012, and Navas has said that he remembered where the striker aims his spot kicks from their days on the training ground.

"We played together at Levante and I remembered what he used to do in training," Navas told FIFA.com.

"I was confident he wasn't going to change the way he takes his penalties and in the end I was able to keep it out.

"My teammates also deserve praise for putting all their penalties away. I took confidence from that and it definitely helped me."

Costa Rica will play the Netherlands in the last eight on Saturday.

Costa Rica's Colombian coach Jorge Luis Pinto gestures during a Round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014
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