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10-man Costa Rica hang on in extra-time and see off Greece with perfect penalties
They will face the Netherlands in their first World Cup quarter-final appearance.

IN THE END, this dramatic late equaliser from Socratis Papastathopoulos merely delayed Costa Rica’s passage into the World Cup quarter-finals.

Costa Rica would go on to win 5 – 3 on penalties.

Bryan Ruiz produced this brilliant, deft finish to put Costa Rica ahead of Greece after 52 goalless minutes of tonight’s last 16 clash.

Greece had created the best chance of the first half, but fortunately for Costa Rica, Keylor Navas stuck out a big right leg.

Greece’s hope of forcing extra-time was been given a boost with a red card for Oscar Duarte, this being the challenge that earned his second yellow card.


KLM’s cheeky post-match tweet sent Gael Garcia Bernal into a blind rage

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