Posts Tagged Salvador

Van Gaal: Dutch squad most driven I’ve worked with

Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal gives indications during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Louis van Gaal says his Netherlands team is the most driven group of players he has ever worked with.

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Van Persie’s misses nearly cost Dutch at World Cup

Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring in a penalty shoot out during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — On the same ground where Robin van Persie’s spectacular diving header earned him the nickname the Flying Dutchman, the Netherlands striker fell flat against Costa Rica on Saturday.

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Not even Navas can rescue Costa Rica this time

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives trying to save a penalty kick during penalty kicks at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Netherlands won 4-3 on penalty kicks. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Not even Keylor Navas could rescue Costa Rica this time.

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Navas keeps Netherlands scoreless at halftime

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas dives for a save during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Late substitute Tim Krul made two saves in a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday to give the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals following a 0-0 draw.

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