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World Cup live blog: July 5

July 5, 2014

The quarterfinals conclude with Argentina vs. Belgium at noon Eastern time, followed by the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica at 4 p.m.

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Second save by Krul on Michael Umana gives the Netherlands a thrilling win.

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The Dutch take a 4-3 lead.

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Sneaks it under the bar. 3-3 with the Netherland’s fourth shot coming.

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Netherlands has yet to miss. Dutch take 3-2 lead.

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Tied 2-2 with the Netherlands’ third PK pending.

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2-1 Netherlands.

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Ruiz’s shot to the lower right was denied by Krul.

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Same spot. Navas guessed right, but van Persie tucked it inside the right goalpost.

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Keeps it low and to the right. Krul guesses correctly, but can’t make the stop.

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Run to the restroom. Grab a beverage. Settle in for a thrilling round of PKs.

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Tim Krul on for Cillessen in the 122nd minute. Dutch preparing for PKs.

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Off of Cilessen’s excellent save, the Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder drills a shot off the cross bar in the 118th minute.

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The Netherlands keeper makes his first save of the game in a huge spot. As the announcers said, “That was Costa Rica’s moment.” Three minutes remaining in the second extra time session, plus some stoppage time.

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Costa Rica’s first corner of the game comes in the 115th minute. It’s hit too strongly and sails out of the bounds for a goal kick.

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Netherlands forward makes contact with Keylor Navas on a long ball into the box. Navas is still down with nine minutes to play in the second extra time period.

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Another 15 minutes to come. And then, if necessary, penalty kicks.

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Deadspin has the GIFs.

(Damien Meyer/Getty)

(Damien Meyer/Getty)

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Costa Rica uses its final sub in the 97th minute.

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