Netherlands (0 (4) - 0 (3)) Costa Rica

The Runner-Up vs. the Cinderella (UPDATE: Cinderella’s Story Ends)


Can Costa Rica continue?

UPDATE: Costa Rica’s unexpected run at the World Cup is over after falling to the Netherlands on penalty kicks 4-3. Netherlands goes on to play Argentina on Wednesday in one of two semifinals.

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There’s a lot of pressure on both Netherlands and Costa Rica in their quarterfinal match (4 PM ET/8 PM UTC). Netherlands lost to Spain in the 2010 World Cup final; with the defending champions out in group play, could Netherlands make it back to the final…and win? Costa Rica is the Cinderella team of this year’s World Cup – emerging ahead of England and Italy in group play, they hope to keep their success going and earn a spot in the semifinals.

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