Saturday, July 5, 2014
Tim Krul came on as a late substitute to save two Costa Rica penalties, as los Ticos pushed Oranje all of the way in a tightly contested game in Salvador, with Navas in form again.
The Dutch never could find a way past Keylor Navas, but advanced to the semifinals after taking a 4-3 win on penalties.
Costa Rica has provided one of the heartwarming tales of this World Cup but can the team rouse itself again to trouble the Netherlands?
Friday, July 4, 2014
Goal columnist Ives Galarcep and Sporting News writer Mike DeCourcy are in Brazil to provide updates throughout the tournament.
The World Cup's quarterfinal round kicks off on Friday, so take a look at where you can watch all of the games on Canadian television.
The Oranje have a selection dilemma as they consider a replacement for the injured midfielder while the Central Americans have slight concerns over their star keeper.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The defender is delighted to have increased his nation's footballing profile at the World Cup in Brazil
The club has revealed the Spanish champions offered 6 million euros plus forward Leo Baptistao for the Costa Rica goalkeeper
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
With the group stage of this summer's tournament now over, Goal takes a look at what each remaining country must do to reach the Maracana on July 13.
Monday, June 30, 2014
The Levante goalkeeper says the Ticos "want to have a place in people's hearts forever" after this surprising World Cup run.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Michael Umana netted the winning penalty as Costa Rica made it into the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in its history, despite going down to 10 men.
Jorge Luis Pinto's side battled to another astounding victory as it secured a shootout triumph despite playing close to an hour with 10 men.
The Ticos surprised everyone by finishing on top of a group featuring Italy, Uruguay and England. But how have they done it?
The CONCACAF side has been the surprise of the tournament so far and will fancy its chances of making it to the quarterfinals.
Friday, June 27, 2014
The devastating attacking trio are joined by some of the tournament's more surprising stars so far in our select XI from the opening phase of matches in Brazil
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The 61-year-old is optimistic about his side's chances of making it to the quarterfinals and feels the match versus England was an even game.
Mexico and Costa Rica have already advanced in the World Cup, and now the Americans are looking to join the two CONCACAF nations in the round of 16.
Roy Hodgson's men were unable to give their supporters one last cheer as they leave Brazil without winning, while their counterparts earned the draw which sees them top Group D.
Roy Hodgson shuffled his lineup for the final group stage clash, resulting in a tame encounter that saw the Central American nation advance as the group winner.
The Arsenal forward believes his nation has proved its worth after shocking the World Cup with victories over Uruguay and Italy to qualify from Group D.