Tim Krul saves the last penalty kick during the World Cup quarter-final between Holland and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova. Hassan Ammar
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Delirious radio commentary as 'Penalty Killer' Krul saves Dutch day

Jack van Gelder and Ronald van der Geer got understandably carried away when the Newcastle United goalkeeper entered the fray.

TIM KRUL MAY not play another minute of the 2014 World Cup but he has already won a permanent place in Dutch footballing folklore with his penalty shoot-out heroics at Arena Fonte Nova last night.

The Newcastle United goalkeeper replaced Ajax’ Jasper Cillessen at the end of extra time in Holland’s quarter final win over Costa Rica in Salvador. He thrash-talked like nobody’s business, guessed the right way for all five Costa Rican penalties and saved two of them to set up a semi-final date with Argentina on Wednesday.

The Radio Netherlands match commentators were understandably pumped up for the dramatic shoot-out and lost their minds as Krul stretched to keep out Michael Umaña’s kick and win the game for his country. Check out the excellent commentary as ‘Penalty Killer’ Krul saves the day.

Got to 6:56 for the final penalty save.

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