Salvador: Goalkeeper Tim Krul called it a "dream come true" on Saturday after he was boldly brought on as a penalty-kicks specialist and saved two against Costa Rica to put the Netherlands into the World Cup semi-finals. (Complete FIFA World Cup 2014 coverage)
The towering Newcastle United custodian replaced Jasper Cillessen in the last minute of extra-time in an outlandish gambit by Manchester United-bound coach Louis van Gaal.
And the 1.93m (six feet three inches) Krul duly saved from Bryan Ruiz and Michael Umana, both low and to the right-hand corner, to win it 4-3 and set up a meeting with Argentina. (Match highlights)