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

Arjen Robben: Costa Rica players rugby tackled me'

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben vies with Costa Rica's defender Junior Diaz (L) during a quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014
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Netherlands winger Arjen Robben insists that 'football was the winner' following the Netherlands' penalty shootout victory against Costa Rica.

Arjen Robben has insisted that 'football was the winner' following the Netherlands' quarter-final victory over Costa Rica.

Oranje needed a penalty shootout to see off their Central American opponents to book their place in the final four of the World Cup.

Bayern Munich winger Robber was left feeling unhappy, however, claiming that Costa Rica reverted to deliberately fouling him during the contest in Salvador.

"I'm tired of all the insults," the 30-year-old is quoted as saying by Marca. "Today I was rugby-tackled throughout the game."

He added: "We deserved the win. They only had one chance in 117 minutes. Football won on the night."

The Netherlands will face Argentina for a place in the final on Wednesday night.

Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands is challenged by Christian Bolanos of Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014
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