World Cup Soccer-Dutch shootout win down to Krul’s reach, close study

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 5 (Reuters) – Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said their World Cup quarter-final win on penalties was the result of substitute keeper Tim Krul‘s long reach and a close study of Costa Rica‘s last match, which also ended in a shootout. Regular keeper Jasper Cillessen, who was replaced by Krul shortly before the end of extra time, was…

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World Cup Soccer – Van Gaal admits underestimating his own team

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 4 (Reuters) – Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal admitted he may be guilty of underestimating his own World Cup squad but said his players would not be making the same mistake with regard to their quarter-final opponents Costa Rica. The teams meet at the Fonte Nova arena on Saturday. Van Gaal told reporters on…

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