While Sneijder and the Netherlands are favourites to go through to the semi-finals, the 30-year-old believes that their opponents are more than capable of reaching the next round.
"They are in the last eight of the World Cup," he told The Times of India. "That says that they are among the eight best football-playing countries.
"Every match at this stage starts as 50-50. The difference is so little among the teams, anything can happen on a given day and Costa Rica had topped the group sending two European giants, Italy and England, home so there will be too many things to play for."
The winner of this evening's encounter will meet either Argentina or Belgium in the semi-finals.