The Netherlands controlled this game from the start, but were unable to break down Costa Rica in spite of 15 shots on goal. The Dutch maintained possession 64-36%. The game saw a lot of yellow cards, but no goals through 120 minutes. The game went to penalties, which the Dutch players dominated with substitute goalie Tim Krul coming in at the last minute of the second overtime. Krul went on to make two saves, with the Netherlands winning on penalties 4-2.