Netherlands vs Costa Rica Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

In the final World Cup quarterfinal, it’s a David against Goliath match with Costa Rica battling against the mighty Netherlands. Don’t underestimate Costa Rica, who have already shown that they can overcome teams such as Italy, Uruguay and Greece.

Where to watch –

The 4 PM EST/12 PM PST kick-off can be watched at –

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Ravshan IRMATOV (Uzbekistan)

Starting lineups – 

Holland: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Kuijt, Sneijder, Wijnaldum, Blind, Depay, Robben, Van Persie.

Costa Rica: Navas; Gamboa, Umaña, González, Acosta, Díaz; Bolaños, Tejeda, Borges; Ruiz, Campbell.

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17 thoughts on “Netherlands vs Costa Rica Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread”

  1. If we lose it’s due to not being able to finish our chances. Textbook Dutch team. Outplay another side and then somehow contrive to lose. Get RVP off he’s done nothing.

  2. This is just a joke, are the Ticos playing for penalties I wonder. They have defended nearly all the game with 10 men back …. weird.

      1. I don’t blame the Ticos for doing that but I like teams who play for the win. The Nederlands were so calm doing the kicks. It is a shame the Ticos had to lose but someone had to.

  3. Lots of emotion and tension displayed by Dutch and Ticos players in break before penalties. ESPN decides to show commercials instead while Univision didn’t cut away.

  4. Too bad for CRC. They gave it all they had. But it’s the same old story, 4 of the 6 or 7 big teams are in the finals.

    Underdogs can’t break the barrier.

    1. I’d put us in there with the little team a. We have never won it. We are the same as Costa Rica, Honduras etc. We’ve gone close but havenever won it.

    1. If it was Chile or Colombia I am all in,but Brazil and the Argy’s not so much. Germany or Netherlands will do fine for me. :)

  5. Watched the game with some Dutch friends. Amazing to watch others go through the agony of penalties. Congratulations to the Netherlands….deserved winners.

    And how about that substitution? Big time move by Van Gaal. Genius! Arguably one of the best substitutions of all time.

  6. Inevitably it’s come down to the same old teams in the semi finals. I think those ‘best world cup ever’ cries are long gone now.

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