Jul 5, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Netherlands
0-0
Costa Rica

Martins Indi (64'), Huntelaar (111')
FT

Diaz (38'), Umana (52'), Gonzalez (81'), Acosta (106')
Netherlands win 4-3 on penalties

Tim Krul: 'Netherlands victory a dream come true'

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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Tim Krul says that making two saves for the Netherlands in their penalty-shootout victory against Costa Rica was "like a dream come true".

Tim Krul has said that making two saves for the Netherlands in their penalty-shootout victory against Costa Rica was "like a dream come true".

The 26-year-old came on for Jasper Cillessen at the end of extra time in their World Cup quarter-final tie as the game headed towards penalties.

In the shootout, Krul saved from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana to send his country through to a last-four clash against Argentina.

"I knew there was a chance I would come on if we still had a substitution left," he told NOS. "I already started to get a bit anxious toward the end of the game.

"That things panned out like this is like a dream come true. You can't understand what I went through."

Krul was making his seventh appearance for the Netherlands national side.

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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