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

Dirk Kuyt hails "amazing" Tim Krul

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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Netherlands midfielder Dirk Kuyt described goalkeeper Tim Krul as amazing after saving two penalties in their shootout with Costa Rica.

Dirk Kuyt has described Tim Krul as "amazing" after the Netherlands beat Costa Rica in a penalty shootout at the World Cup.

The Newcastle United keeper was brought on deep into extra time specifically for the spot kicks, saving two penalties to see the Dutch side through to the semi-finals.

The midfielder told FIFA.com: "Tim is amazing. It's not easy to come on in the last minute of the game and face penalties. But we know that he is a very good penalty saver and the way he did it was amazing.

"He can be proud of himself and we can be proud of Tim. I think the whole country is proud of him.

"The best thing about tonight is that we never gave up, not during extra time and not at the penalties. We survived today and we're in the semi-finals. In the next match we have to finish our chances."

The Netherlands will face Argentina in the last four.

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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