1. Krul Delighted with World Cup Progress

    The Newcastle player came on late in extra time and produced two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica after a goalless draw over 120 minutes in Saturday's quarter-final in Salvador...

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  2. 3 Key Themes of the Social Chatter from Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    The Netherlands defeated Costa Rica after 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, but the drama hit a climax following a goalie switch before the penalty shootout ensued...

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  3. Louis van Gaal Goes All-In as Krul Saves the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    A "lottery," some people call them, the penalty shootouts that must ultimately decide knockout-stage matches that end in a draw. A sequence of events nearly impossible to influence, no matter how much you train, practice or theorise...

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  4. Krul: 'I Worked on It'

    Dutch super-sub penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Tim Krul revealed he'd been “working on it for seven weeks...

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  5. Memphis Depay Goes for 25-Yard Volley Wondergoal, But It's an Epic Fail

    The 2014 World Cup has seen some wondergoals already—especially from volleys. So perhaps joining the likes of James Rodriguez and Tim Cahill was on Dutch forward Memphis Depay's mind when he went to strike the ball in the Netherlands vs...

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  6. Netherlands vs. Costa Rica: Last-Minute Live Stream, Preview for 2014 World Cup

    The Netherlands continue their World Cup journey on Saturday, taking on Costa Rica in the quarter-finals in Salvador...

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  7. Why Louis Van Gaal Can't Rely Solely on Robben and Van Persie Against Costa Rica

    In their World Cup opener against Spain, Netherlands were off to a flying start, thrashing their opponents 5-1 and completely dominating the second half with apparent ease...

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  8. Stat Preview: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    It's quarter-final time and if the quality continues to increase then we are all in for a treat. Every match in the first knockout round was close with five of the eight matches going ...

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  9. Picking a Combined Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 2014 World Cup XI

    On Saturday, the Netherlands and Costa Rica will face each other in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Brazil...

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  10. Louis Van Gaal Cares Only About Winning, Not About Dutch Ideology

    The World Cup has highlighted the ability of an older, wiser Holland manager to compromise on principles to the team's benefit. Manchester United fans (and suits) will be encouraged...

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  11. Van Gaal Cares Only About Winning, Not Ideology

    In the late 1980s two young coaches on opposite sides of the world came up with similar ideas about how football should be played...

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  12. How Depay Provides Van Gaal with Extra Options for the Netherlands' Front Line

    Having scored 12 times in four matches, the Netherlands have had one of the most productive front lines of the tournament so far...

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  13. How the World Cup Has Made Louis Van Gaal a Better Manager

    With a trophy cabinet filled with prizes won at prestigious clubs like Ajax , Barcelona and Bayern Munich, it was always obvious that Louis van Gaal was a competent manager...

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  14. Netherlands Defense Holding Up Well at World Cup

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  15. Netherlands Defeat Mexico Thanks to Latest World Cup Comeback Ever in Regulation

    Despite trailing 1-0 for nearly 40 minutes and being shut out for more than 87 minutes, the Netherlands rallied for one of the greatest comebacks in World Cup history on Sunday, becoming ...

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  16. Van Gaal's Success at the World Cup Bodes Well for Manchester United

    Expectations for this Dutch side were not particularly high before the World Cup, and with good reason. The squad featured only two players of real class, and one of them, Robin ...

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  17. Huntelaar Proved His Value by Blasting the Netherlands Past Mexico

    During the dying moments of the Netherlands' last-16 match against Mexico on Sunday, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was preparing to take a penalty kick. Oranje had been 1-0 behind for much of the second half...

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  18. Debate: Should FIFA Ban Arjen Robben for Admitting to Diving?

    Netherlands left it late to overcome Mexico 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The decisive goal was a penalty from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after Arjen Robben had been felled in the box...

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  19. Sneijder, Robben and Huntelaar Change the Netherlands' Fortunes Against Mexico

    After a thrilling round-of-16 match, during which Oranje scored twice in the dying minutes of the game, the Netherlands have progressed to the quarter-finals by beating Mexico 2-1...

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  20. Van Gaal: I Used Break

    Holland Coach Louis Van Gaal says he used the scheduled drinks break against Mexico to make crucial tactical changes...

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  21. Mexico vs. Netherlands 2014: Dutch Poised for Deep World Cup Run After Late Win

    Mere minutes remained in the Netherlands' knockout match against Mexico, who held a 1-0 edge for nearly all of the second half...

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  22. Dutch Airline KLM Troll Mexico After World Cup Comeback Win for Netherlands

    Mexico suffered a painful defeat in their World Cup last-16 tie with the Netherlands—conceding twice in the waning minutes to lose 2-1. After the match ended, Dutch airline KLM wasted no time in posting this trolling on its Twitter account...

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  23. Huntelaar: 'This Is What You Dream About'

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  24. Did Arjen Robben Dive to Win Netherlands' Decisive Penalty Against Mexico?

    Netherlands produced a dramatic comeback on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals...

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  25. Holland Reach 6th Quarter-Final Since 1974

    Holland are in the last 8 of the World Cup for the 6th time since 1974. Only Brazil, Germany & Argentina have 7+ QFs since 74.....

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