Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keilor Navas makes a save against Greece's Theofanis Gekas (unseen) during the penalty shootout in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Greece at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Costa Rica reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties Sunday after conceding a stoppage time equalizer and playing 54 minutes with 10 men.After the 1-1 draw following extra time, Costa Rica 'keeper Keylor Navas made a superb one-handed stop to keep out Theofanis Gekas' fourth spot-kick before Michael Umana fired high into the top corner to send the Central Americans into a last eight meeting with Netherlands.An otherwise dire match was brought to life early in the second half when Bryan Ruiz calmly side-footed Costa Rica ahead but defender Oscar Duarte was sent off on 66 minutes, allowing the Greeks to find a route back into the match.Navas did well to beat away an effort from Lazaros Christodoulopoulos before somehow keeping out a scuffed shot from Kostas Mitroglou after the clock had ticked past 120 minutes.
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