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SALVADOR, Brazil - Super-sub goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero Sunday as the Netherlands ended their penalty shoot-out jinx to beat Costa Rica and set up a World Cup semi-final showdown with Argentina on Wednesday. 

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul celebrates after making a save from Costa Rica's forward and captain Bryan Ruiz during the penalty shoot-out of their quarter-final match. (AFP photo)

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal stunned onlookers at Salvador's Fonte Nova Arena by bringing on Krul to replace Jasper Cillessen in the final seconds of extra-time after 120 minutes had finished deadlocked at 0-0.

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