Goalkeeper Tim Krul (L) of the Netherlands consoles his teammate Daryl Janmaat after losing their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Argentina at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo July 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Darren Staples)
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The Dutch beat Costa Rica on penalties in the quarter-finals after Van Gaal brought on substitute keeper Krul just for the shootout and he made two fine saves.But Van Gaal had used all three substitutions against Argentina, including taking off exhausted striker Robin van Persie in extra time, so Cillessen had to stay on the field after the match ended 0-0 ."My feeling was that (Klaas-Jan) Huntelaar would make the goal".He was also left to rue the fact that Argentina keeper Sergio Romero emerged as his team's hero by saving two of the four Dutch spot-kicks, a player Van Gaal knows well.
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