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Netherlands wins in shootout, avoids upset at hands of Costa Rica

SALVADOR, Brazil — 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.

Krul, who came on in the 120th minute, stopped shots from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana in the shootout.

The Dutch team will face Argentina in the semifinals on Wednesday in Sao Paulo.

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