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Gol! It will be penalties. Brilliant save. It's wide. Saved again! Poster
boy of the World Cup. He has nerves of steel. Colombia through to the
quarter finals of the World Cup. Off the post! Brazil win in the most
dramatic of circumstances. Hello, welcome to the latest highlights
from Brazil 2014. Danny Murphy is with me. Yesterday we saw the first
two quarter finalists then with Brazil and Colombia making it
through to the last eight. Today, we'll see the next two. We bring you
highlights of Costa Rica against Greece later on, but first, it's to
Holland against Mexico. It was watched by Steve Bower.
The Netherlands have increased the level of expectation in place before
the tournament began. Now they have to manage it as the group stage top
scorers face a Mexico side dreaming of finally reaching the last eight
again, having fallen at this hurdle in each of their last five World Cup
appearances. Louis Van Gaal is able to recall
captain, Robin Van Persie after suspension. Dirk Kuyt continues in
the team to become only the seventh Dutch player to reach 100 caps.
There's a third international appearance for Sime Vrsalijko.
Mexico are Waters Vazquez who is -- with without Vazquez who is
suspended. It will be fascinating to see how
the Dutch can perform in these conditions. 30 degrees pitchside.
68% humidity. No problems for the Mexicans much a couple of their
players were in the warm up in long sleeves. Neatly done by Herrera, who
has impressed at this tournament so far.
He wanted to cut inside onto his right foot.
It's an early blow for the Netherlands. Nigel De Jong is forced
off through injury, inside nine minutes. He's replaced by Bruno
Martins Indi, who is back himself having suffered concussion in their
second match against Australia. A teasing cross! Santos was the
closest to it. Positive place from the left-wing back for Mexico.
Fantastic delivery. DosSantos couldn't get close enough to it. A
baking hot day in north-east Brazil. Well, you sense that was a let off
for the Netherlands. That was a move with so much promise for most
Mexico. Martins Indi didn't make it. It looked as though Peralta was
going to shoot there. When Herrera did, he was inches wide. A fabulous
atmosphere inside the stadium. A brilliant piece of skill. Mexico
feel there was an infringement. The Portuguese referee doesn't. It was
Ander Herrera again. -- Hector Herrera again. He got away from
Vlaar. The central defender is still in an
advanced position. A long way out. It almost caught
Jasper Cillessen by surprise. Mexico have lost three and drawn one of
their last four meetings with the Netherlands.
What a ball to Van Persie. Brilliant first touch. The second one off
target. That's why you can't relax for a
second when he's around. The angle was always against him. He was off
balance as well. He had space. He did brilliantly to get it under
control at all. The referee, because of the heat, which has risen, has
indicated a drinks cooling break. We thought it might be more of a
regular occurrence in this tournament. But certainly on this
north-east coast, in the afternoon heat, it's one that's required. The
first half is ready for resumption. Kept out by Jasper Cillessen. A save
wow expect him to make. It was a tight angle. Jasper Cillessen kept
it out. Oh, it's a mistake. Marquez didn't
get there. Van Persie is onto it. He has Robben the other side. Can
Robben get there? What a recovery from Marquez. Robben appealing. It
was a poor ball from Rodriguez. Marquez was never getting there.
Watch Marquez now. Moreno made the challenge. He didn't get the ball.
From that angle it looked as though Moreno's trailing leg caught Robben.
Some of the stadium is in the shade now.
He got the effort in! DosSantos, less than three minutes into the
second half breaks the deadlock. His first goal of the tournament. That
gives Mexico the lead. It came out of the air, the first touch off the
chest and the second one was inch perfect. Blind tried to stop. It he
couldn't. Jasper Cillessen couldn't. DosSantos has his 16th international
goal. It is the Netherlands 0, Mexico 1. Cue Miguel Herrera jumping
for joy again. Louis Van Gaal is preparing a change
for the Netherlands. It is the youngster, Depay. Who has
had such effect. This is Peralta. Good effort. Kept out by Jasper
Cillessen. Cillessen. Three in the penalty area. The cross
wasn't what they were looking for. It still needed dealing with.
Netherlands corner. Robben keen to take it quickly. Oh,
an inviting one! How did that not go in?
Ochoa somehow with the reflexes, put his hand in the way and touched it
onto the post. What an astonishing save from Dr Gerhard Oechtering to
deny De Vrij. still Robben. He was trying to set
up Wesley Sneijder. Deflected. Sneijder just stretching and
Rodriguez and Marquez blocking. Such a proud footballing nation, their
15th World Cup, only Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Italy have
appeared more. Oh, that was almost the ball that
Sneijder was looking for. He just couldn't get there on the stretch.
Fabulous vision from Robben. Robben went down. The referee is
only ten yards away. He had a good look at that. He says goal kick.
Taking on two defenders and he wasn't going to get a penalty for
that. A little desperate from Arjen
Robben. He skipped past Marquez as if he
wasn't there. Ochoa wasn't going to be beaten.
Robin Van Persie off. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is on. That is the final
role of Louis Van Gaal's dice. -- roll of Louis Van Gaal's dice. With
15 minutes to go we will have our second cooling break of the game.
Robben, the Dutch captain, it's now or never for the Netherlands.
It's a colourful occasion all right. Salpingidis! -- Salcido! The effort
in the end didn't match the run. He looks as though he's never been away
from national football today. He was the surprise call up in the squad.
In the end, he got right underneath that one. The Netherlands in need of
a hero to step up to the plate. Another corner. We're into double
figures for the corner count in the second half. Can the Netherlands
find a goal? Huntelaar, he was offside. It
wouldn't have counted any way. Dirk Kuyt touches this and two of
them are off. One of them was Huntelaar. Ochoa didn't know that.
It was another terrific save from the Mexican goalkeeper. Those in
orange seeking inspiration. Time is ticking away from the Netherlands.
Here's Depay. Another corner kick for the
Netherlands. Can they beat Ochoa? He back
pedestrian ad that time. Sneijder! They can. Wesley Sneijder, less than
three minutes from the end of the 90 has rescued it for the Netherlands.
It sat up invitingly and he struck it perfectly. No chance for Ochoa
that time. Wesley Sneijder on his record 15th appearance in a World
Cup match marks it with the equalising goal. Netherlands 1,
Mexico 1. This is going to be six more
minutes. Are we in for late drama? Still Robben. Brilliant ly done.
Again he goes down. This time the referee gives it! Penalty to the
Netherlands. Yellow card to Marquez. He can't fwlef that Arjen Robben
toyed with him, teased with him. He was caught. There was contact. How
much? Robben made the most of it. Marquez was nowhere near the ball.
The Portuguese referee pointed straight to the spot. All Mexico can
do now is pray. We're in the 93rd minute.
He scores! From one down, the Netherlands with three minutes of
stoppage time remaining lead 2-1. Huntelaar kept his cool. He swept
the penalty into the bottom corner. Ochoa the wrong way. You have to
feel for Mexico, but the Netherlands have turned this around.
That was a defender's pass. That might just be that.
And there it is. The Netherlands, three times World Cup finalists, are
into the last eight for the sixth time. They've broken Mexican hearts,
who were touching and reaching the last eight. But for their sixth
successive World Cup Finals fall at this hurdle, Louis Van Gaal isn't
travelling to Manchester just yet because the Netherlands are into the
quarter finals. It was a crazy game. I think for us, a Great End of the
game with the two goals and the win. Yeah, and we look forward to the
next game. But first celebrate this and be happy with it. Then tomorrow,
the day after, we look forward to the quarter final. We were so close
and we didn't win this game. We didn't control it well. One
distraction and the other one, a doubtful penalty. It takes us out.
Yeah, it's a very bad feeling for us. Did you ever stop believing you
could come back in this game? No, never. I even said to myself, if we
score 1-1, we will score the 2-1 before the game ends. It's difficult
not to have sympathy with the Mexicans after that. Indeed. I'm
frustrated for them. I hate to see any big game decided by an incident
like that. I thought that Robben dived. He cheated the referee to get
the penalty. Even though the Dutch did well when the change was made to
come back into the game, I think to lose a game of that importance for
the Mexicans, they won't sleep easy You definitely tonight. Thought he
dived for the penalty he won in injury time? Yeah, there's no
doubting Marquez was silly to put his foot in. Having seen it, we have
the slow motion of course and the referee doesn't, but he made the
most of it and there was minimal touch. He put his foot onto Marquez
not the other way around. Robben does it so often that the referees
are in a horrible position. For such a wonderful player, I wish he'd cut
that out of his game. I was disappointed in him and to me,
that's no way to go through. Yes, they'll be happy tonight and they'll
say other players do it. But he is as guilty as most. The daft thing
was in the first half he could have had a penalty. In the second half he
went over too easily. If you cry wolf so many times it's your own
fault if you don't get one. He got his rewards in the end. But the one
where he was touched, the dramatic fall after made people think that is
not a penalty. Let's give Mexico some credit rather than focus on
Robben for a second. I thought they played brilliantly. They went in the
lead and the change that Van Gaal made, it disoriented the Mexicans
for a little while. They didn't get to grips with it. In that heat, it
was late 30s, you're going to drop off and protect what you have got.
Inevitably you bring on pressure. To lose it so late was a travesty for
When it them. It was 5-3-2, the Mexican wing backs had the Dutch
number. They did. They had the better chances. When you have a
really good manager who is tactically astute and good players,
you can tweak the team and try something different. Buff they get
back into the game on a set play. I'm a traditionalist. I like men on
the post. If they had kept two on the post, they could be now in the
last eight. Even though it was a good finish from Sneijder, I think
they'll be kicking themselves. There's two minutes to go. You put
everyone back behind the ball. Just defend. Get two men on the post and
make it difficult. There was such a space there. The Dutch have got
quality. They push. Eknocked on the door. The big players came through
in the We saw end. It was Colombia last night, albeit they had a lead
when they did something similar. You go a bit deeper and defend that
lead. When you're in that mentality is it hard to break out of it? It is
when the other team score, because then you have to go and win the game
again. That's really difficult. It's hard to criticise Mexico. They do
have lesser players. It was really hot and the intense effort in the
first half to dominate Holland probably took its toll. I can't be
too critical. But again good opposition, if you do sit back and
then it became a 5-4-1, you are inviting pressure. I think overall,
near the end, Holland probably didn't deserve to lose the match.
It's the way they won it that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. So the
Dutch are through. Time to find out who their opponents are going to be
in the quarter finals. Let's go to Costa Rica against Greece with Steve
Wilson. The most unexpected of all the
surprises thrown up at this World Cup might be this, a last 16 game
between two teams expected to offer no more than foot notes to the story
of Brazil 2014, but who find themselves embride in the plot.
Neither Costa Rica or Greece has ever reached the last eight of a
World Cup. Jorge Luis Pinto makes two changes. Michael Umana and
Christian Bolanos were rested and return here.
It is the 11 which beat Italy nine days ago. Samaris in for Kone is the
only change for Greece. Costa Rica back in 1990 played at
this stage before. They were beaten then by check Slovakia --
Czechoslovakia, 4-1. Greece have never been here before.
Campbell has done well. Bryan Ruiz is there. The referee say, "play
on". First real sight of goal for either side. Did ever so well,
Campbell. Bryan Ruiz picked it up and helped it on to Bolanos.
He's been the star of Costa Rican football over the last decade or so.
He couldn't keep it down under the cross-bar. Fernando Santos is the
coach. He says he has no plans to renew his contract after the World
Cup is over. He wants to go back into club football.
It bounces slightly awkwardly for Navas. He's a good keeper. Just had
a really good season with LaVante in Spain.
A good spell for Greece here. That's a magnificent ball in. Oh,
what a good save. Salpingidis onto a magnificent ball in. Jesus Navas
somehow kept it out. It's a great save. A magnificent
ball. You won't see many better left-footed crosses than that. The
goalkeeper with his knee made the save.
He was pulled back. Duarte pulled him back. Oscar Duarte is shown a
yellow card. Quite right. He was pulled back. Free kick to Greece. It
was Oscar Duarte group Oldham, who already has a yellow card. Sam
morass with the header. Navas is right behind it. Greece have started
well in the second half. They have had almost all of the ball. Jorge
Luis Pinto took Costa Rica to the quarterfinals in 1990. Little error
in judgement. Gonzalez, forward. Campbell for Costa Rica. Runners
arriving inside the penalty area. It is in by Bryan Ruiz. Great finish
for Costa Rica. Right into the corner of the net. Right past
Orestis Karnezis, who did not move. Bryan Ruiz, who scored on this
ground in the other net with a header against Italy, scores his
second goal in these finals. It was perfectly placed. This is a
beautiful finish. Look at the way he angles his foot to look for the
corner. You could say he scuffed that, but I don't think he did. Huge
celebrations for Costa Rica. Long way to go. Greece, remember were
about 90 seconds away from going out of this world cup against the Ivory
Coast and found a way to stay in. Now they will have two find a way
against Costa Rica, who are suddenly full of running. It has hit his
hand. I don't think it is intentional, but moved his hand
towards the ball. Basilisk Torah see this. When you look again, Costa
Rica could have been given a penalty. Good block.
25 minutes to go. Going to be a yellow card. In fact it is a red
card. Duarte has gone and the game has changed. Oscar Duarte is sent
off and Costa Rica find themselves down to ten men with 25 minutes to
play. He stuck out his left foot, got nowhere near the ball and
tripped the man. Costa Rica are down to ten men.
Flag has stayed down in the middle. Cutting inside. Costa Rica are
hanging on. A bit unorthodox here. Navas is clearing it, that is the
name of the game. They must have been offside in the middle. Costa
Rica on the brink of a quarterfinal place. Ball into the box 's. It just
needed a touch. Into the gloves of Navas. Great play by Greece. Talk on
Junior Diaz and beat him. Two in the middle, but not that touch they were
looking for. We are deep into the 90th minute. Samaris forward to they
have done it. Unbelievable, they have done it again. Papastathopoulos
with the equaliser. Just as they did against the Ivory Coast, Greece have
themselves in the World Cup at the very end. Papastathopoulos with his
first international goal. Can you believe that. Navas with the save,
but he could not hold it. And Papastathopoulos for Greece. 1-1.
That is a measured, measured celebration from Fernando Santos.
They just don't know when they are out, the Greeks. Where is that
going? Navas claims it. What a horrible moment that was for Umana.
Navas with the save. Great ball in. Navas had to tip it over. You would
think the 11 men would push on hard and attack to try and win this game,
but it is Greece, so we will see. It would seem their best chance of
winning this would be penalties, Costa Rica. Unless Joel Campbell can
find some energy from somewhere. They have to defend again now
because a free kick is coming their way. Karagounis has left this one.
Samaris is joining them. It could fall anywhere. Behind for a corner.
Just didn't quite fall for them. Umana with the touch. Then a good
block from Giancarlo Gonzalez to deny Greece. Look at this, they have
five on 22. Surely they cannot mess this up? Good save by Navas. Umana
is there. You have to hand it to Navas for the save. But surely five
against two, they should be able to pass their way through. Campbell
again. Papastathopoulos is there. Campbell can hardly think let alone
run. Greece have a man down in Samaris in an offside position. My
goodness, it has gone wide. Keylor Navas have saved them. Greece
becoming the kings of the late goal in this World Cup. The referee
indicates penalties. Greece's opportunity to win the game in extra
time has gone and they certainly had the opportunity to do so. Fernando
Santos, the Greek coach, I think has been sent off! There is a discussion
going on here and the official in the jacket is speaking to the
referee, Benjamin Williams to confirm that Fernando Santos has
been sent off. What ever happens next, he will have to watch it down
the tunnel. Borges for Costa Rica. Let this shoot out to begin. 1-0!
Borges scores. Navas in the goal. Scores, 1-1. Good penalty. Bryan
Ruiz now for Costa Rica. He scores. 2-1 Costa Rica. Christodoulopoulos
went for power and filled the keeper. He did well. 2-2. Giancarlo
Gonzalez to take for Costa Rica. Gonzalo 's! Straight down the
middle. 3-2 Costa Rica and nobody has missed. Paul Wood comes Holebas,
celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday. -- forward. Into the corner,
3-3. Joel Campbell. For Costa Rica. Scored 11 goals for Olympia in
Greece last season. Campbell. Excellent penalty. 4-3. Still we
wait for someone to lose their nerve. Gekas hoping to make it 4-4.
Save by Navas! Saved by Keylor Navas. Gekas is first to miss.
Michael Umana can win this for Costa Rica. This is to win it. This is to
put Costa Rica in the quarterfinal of the World Cup for the first time
ever. Costa Rica quarterfinal! Michael Umana, the ten men hung on
for an hour. They have knocked the Greeks out in penalties. They scored
all five. Luiz Gonzales, Michael Umana and Costa Rica will play the
Dutch in the quarterfinal of this extraordinary 2014 World Cup. Costa
Rica are through to the quarterfinals, albeit on penalties.
Not the greatest of games, but the story is fantastic? It is hard to
find words to give credit to what they have achieved for a small
nation. To top the group with England, Italy and Uruguay itself
was a huge achievement and non-others gave them a chance.
Overall, I think they edged it. Penalties were of real quality,
which was the opposite of the game. It was cautious, both teams were a
bit overawed by the occasion and what it meant. It was quite a
tentative game and although Costa Rica got the goal, there wasn't much
in it. Greece fought until the end and got the equaliser. Watching
extra time, even though Costa Rica had a man less, you did not feel
they did. They fought and they battled and probably just edged it.
The quality of the penalties, we probably won't see five better
penalties in this World Cup. We probably won't see a team as dead on
their feet. You want to talk about Joel Campbell? His workrate is
excellent. His ability to keep the ball when tired. His decision-making
was good, running the channels, holding the ball up. I did not know
much about him, but I would not be surprised if he is not back at
Arsenal to establish themselves in the side. He has shown quality in
all of his games. Although Bryan Ruiz got the goal, I think Campbell
deserves the credit because of his work ethic. To play alone up front,
I did it many years ago for Liverpool when Michael was sent off
at Old Trafford. It was the hardest I worked in my life. I had empathy
for his role, I wanted to give him a mention. He might not get the goal
all the plaudits, but he deserves them. Now we know there are
4/4-finalists. We have Colombia against Brazil and now we know
Holland will play Costa Rica in the last eight. Two more games
tomorrow, Germany against Algeria is the late one. That game from 4:30pm
on BBC One. And you have France against Nigeria. We will see you
tomorrow night. Good night.