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After one of the shortest and most sensational World Cup debuts, goalkeeper Tim Krul described his shootout heroics as “a dream come true” as the Netherlands advanced past Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to book a semifinal appointment with Argentina.

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal took a major gamble and sent on Krul for first-choice keeper Jasper Cillessen at the end of extra time following a 0-0 stalemate with the Central Americans in the quarterfinal clash at Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova.

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