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

Nigel Winterburn: Tim Krul substitution was "sensational"

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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Former England defender Nigel Winterburn believes that it was a "sensational decision" by the Netherlands to send goalkeeper Tim Krul on for the penalty shootout.

Nigel Winterburn has described the Netherlands' use of Tim Krul as a late substitution in their World Cup quarter-final as a "sensational decision".

The Newcastle United goalkeeper was brought on deep into extra time for the penalty shootout, keeping out two of Costa Rica's spot kicks.

The former England defender told Sky Sports News: "I think it is in the spirit of the game and an absolutely sensational decision by the manager.

"If you have a fantastic striker sitting on the bench you'd have no doubt that he'd come on to take one of the penalties and with the manager making this decision, it's justified by the result.

"You have to know the manager's in control and is prepared to make the decisions, even if you don't like it at the time, for the best of the team."

The win ensured that the Netherlands will play Argentina in the last four on Wednesday.

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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