July 5, 2014 7:11 pm

Netherlands beats Costa Rica in penalty shootout, advances to World Cup semifinals

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas (1) stops a shot by Netherlands' Robin van Persie (9) 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.

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas (1) stops a shot by Netherlands' Robin van Persie (9) 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.

Hassan Ammar/AP Photo

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.

© The Associated Press, 2014

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