Jul 9, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Netherlands
0-0
Argentina

Martins Indi (44'), Huntelaar (105')
FT

Demichelis (48')
Argentina win 4-2 on penalties

Netherlands keeper Tim Krul "happy" to psych out players again

Netherlands' goalkeeper Tim Krul saves Costa Rica's forward and captain Bryan Ruiz shot during the second period of extra time in the quarter-final football match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 F
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Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul is adamant that his technique to put off opposition players as they take a penalty is a "good way" to psych them out.

Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul is adamant that his technique to put off opposition players as they take a penalty is a "good way" to psych them out.

The Newcastle United stopper was criticised by some for his methods in the World Cup quarter-final shootout against Costa Rica, which Netherlands won 4-3 to advance to Wednesday's semi-final against Argentina.

Speaking at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Krul, who was brought off the bench specifically for the shootout, said: ''I did nothing crazy. I didn't shout in an aggressive manner. I told them I knew where they were going because I had analysed it.

''I was trying to get in their heads and it worked because I saved two penalties.

''It is a good way of psyching [penalty takers] out and I am happy to do it again."

Despite his impressive display in the shootout, Krul will not start in goal against Argentina, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has said.

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Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014
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