Costa Rica’s historic run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup may have ended Saturday with its quarterfinal elimination at the hands of the Netherlands via penalty kicks, but goalkeeper Keylor Navas feels only pride in what his Ticos accomplished.
Tim Krul made two diving saves as the Netherlands advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, outlasting Costa Rica 4-3 on penalty kicks after the sides battled to a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Arena Fonte Nava.
As the curtain was coming down on the United States' latest World Cup adventure, another one was just being raised -- in spectacular fashion.
Despite the disappointment of falling to Belgium 2-1 on Tuesday in a riveting round of 16 clash, United States head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was full of praise after the World Cup game.
After playing 120 minutes against Greece in the round of 16 on Sunday, all that stood between Costa Rica and its first-ever trip to the World Cup quarterfinals were penalty kicks.
Belgium overcame one of the greatest goalkeeping displays in World Cup history to post a 2-1 victory over the United States in a Round of 16 encounter on Tuesday before a crowd of 51,227 at Arena Fonte Nova.