Navas’ success in the shoot-out isn’t by chance, but just another part of his meticulous preparation. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Navas' huge outstretched left hand to turn away Theofanis Gekas' well-struck penalty rounded off a fine individual performance as he and his Los Ticos teammates withstood a Greek avalanche after Oscar Duarte's red card with 25 minutes to go in normal time.The Dutch star trio of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder have proved experience can count too in a tournament where younger legs have generally won out in the brutal conditions with seven goals between them after just four matches.However, Navas is no stranger to standing in the way of the best. Having seen them off, it will almost certainly fall on Navas again to send another European superpower home and continue Costa Rica's fairy tale run one step further.
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