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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.

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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  1. Huw Roma

    July 5, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    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.

  2. Smokey Bacon

    July 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    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.

    • Oranje

      July 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      That definitely is Smokey no dneed for “Arguably”. It takes balls to do that.

  3. Alex Gago

    July 5, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    As long as a South America nation wins thw World Cup… I’m happy!

    • jtm371

      July 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      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. 🙂

  4. truck

    July 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Van Gaal looks like a genius with that goalkeeper switch

  5. R.O

    July 5, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    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.

    • Oranje

      July 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      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.

  6. Christopher Harris

    July 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    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.

  7. rej4sl

    July 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    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.

    • Christopher Harris

      July 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      The best chance they have to book a place in the semi-final is via penalties. Wise move.

      • rej4sl

        July 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        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.

  8. Christopher Harris

    July 5, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I can’t believe Holland keep on falling for the offside trap.

  9. Oranje

    July 5, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    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.

    • R.O

      July 5, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Well there’s also CRC D, the post and biggest of all – Navas!

      A WC of keepers 🙂

  10. Big Benz

    July 5, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Not even Jose could park a better Bus than this one.

  11. jtm371

    July 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Would love to see a minnow move on go TICOS!

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