By TYLER GRAY
Despite The Netherlands constant barrage on Costa Rica’s goal for the better part of 120 minutes, the Dutch found themselves in a penalty shootout.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul was the third and final sub of the match and he proved he was worth head coach Louis Van Gaal’s gamble with an unforgettable performance.
Krul spent a grand total of one minute on the field during the second extra time period but played the role of hero for the Oranje. Krul stopped two of Costa Rica’s penalty kicks with brilliant saves, putting his team through to the semis for the second straight World Cup with a 3-2 victory in the penalty kick shootout.
Krul’s gritty performance earned him SBI Man of the Match honors, beating out Keylor Navas and Arjen Robben for the top spot.
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