The Netherlands moved into the semi-finals of the World Cup. The selection of coach Louis van Gaal defeated in the last quarterfinals in the arena Fonte Nova in Salvador da Bahia slide selection Costa Rica 4:3 (0:0) in a penalty shootout. The Dutch failed in the 120 minutes before that time and again the superior costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas. The Central Americans showed a highly concentrated defensive performance. In a penalty shootout, the Oranje substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul was the match-winner. Costa Rica was pushed from the beginning deep in their own half. The Ticos defended but focused, did not complete of the Dutch and tried again and again to counter with long balls. Only the defensive actions were successful and so it came in the first 20 minutes of the game to any single goal completion. While the bored viewers already began to celebrate the injured Brazilian Neymar, with chants it came to the first controversy: Robin van Persie failed but detached from eight meters to Navas. Costa Rica’s goalkeeper parried also the margin of Wesley Sneijder. When shortly afterwards Memphis Depay through left half front-end position was free, Navas had to save again with a strong defense of the foot in dire need (29.). In the extension, Ron Vlaar failed first per capita the seemingly insurmountable goalkeeper Navas (94). In the final minutes, it went back and forth: Marcos UreÃ±a awarded a chance to win with the first shot on goal the Ticos giant that, jasper Cillessen Oranje goalkeeper parried (117.). On the other hand, Sneijder put a shot on the crossbar (119) – and so, what had to come: the penalty shootout. .