Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica’s last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through with a string of stops in regulation and extra time and then made the only save in a penalty shootout to send Costa Rica through to the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday with a win over Greece.
This World Cup just got a whole lot easier for Costa Rica. According to the rankings, anyway. Having left former champions Uruguay, Italy and England behind to sensationally win their group – one of the toughest at the World Cup – the Costa Ricans line up against their lowest-ranked opposition so far in Greece in the second round on Sunday.
Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup’s toughest group after a dour 0-0 draw against a second-string England side Tuesday.
When the World Cup draw was made, Costa Rica was considered a rank outsider to advance to the World Cup knockout phase. Now, the Central American country is dreaming about winning Group D when it faces England on Tuesday
Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process.
-Uruguay surprised the world with a run to the semi-finals of the last World Cup, but will need to be at its best to even make it to the knockout stages four years on.
More than 100 flights were cancelled in Miami-Dade and Broward Wednesday and scores more were delayed as a massive winter storm socking the south and northeast wreaked havoc on people’s travel plans.
Venezuelans traveling to Florida and other popular destinations will no longer be allowed to spend as much money during their trip.
A U.S. Coast Guard ship returned to port in Miami Beach with millions of dollars of seized cocaine and marijuana in tow.