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Louis van Gaal said the introduction of goalkeeping-hero Tim Krul for the penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica was premeditated on Saturday.
Dutch penalty hero Krul was ready
Tim Krul had spent weeks preparing for a shoot-out scenario after the Netherlands edged Costa Rica on penalties in their quarter-final tie.
Pinto: Costa Rica hurt, but happy
Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said their brave FIFA World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Netherlands did not dent their pride.
Ronaldo fires warning to Germany
Underestimate Brazil at your own peril, those are words from iconic striker Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's semi-final showdown with Germany.
FIFA World Cup: Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 (after extra time, 4-3 on penalties)
Tim Krul was an unlikely hero as the Netherlands secured a 4-3 shoot-out win over Costa Rica to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final place.
Wilmots unconvinced by ´ordinary´ Argentina
Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as "ordinary" after they dumped his Belgium side out of the FIFA World Cup in Brasilia on Saturday.
Neymar thanks Brazil after World Cup blow
Neymar has expressed his gratitude for the support he has been given after being ruled out of the remainder of the FIFA World Cup.
Sabella: Argentina have met minimum target
Alejandro Sabella says Argentina have already achieved their "minimum target" by reaching the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.
Sabella happy with improving Argentina
Coach Alejandro Sabella praised Argentina's best performance of the FIFA World Cup after the 1-0 quarter-final win over Belgium.
Kompany reflects on ´great adventure´
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany says his side have been on a "great adventure" at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Di Stefano suffers heart attack
Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano has been admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Olympiacos move for Abidal
Greek champions Olympiacos have completed the signing of experienced defender Eric Abidal from Monaco.