The 60th match and the last one in the quarter finals stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is underway will have Netherlands facing Costa Rica. The match is scheduled to play on the 5th day of July at Arena Fonte Nova, a stadium that is located in Salvador City, Brazil.
Netherlands vs. Costa Rica, This Quarter Final match will officially start at 12 pm Eastern time. To qualify for this stage, Netherlands had to secure victory against Mexico, a thing they managed to though very challenging. Costa Rica on the other side did not take anything for granted.
They managed a win against Greece. This much ended up in a draw even after the extra time hence forcing the two teams to go the penalty shootouts. The much is a must watch as it will be a determining factor which team will be proceeding to the semifinals of this year’s tournament.
Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Match Preview and Analysis
Netherlands so far has been among those teams that are strong especially in the group it was in the initial stages of the tournament. Fans and supporters all over the world expects a lot from the Dutch team and are hopeful that they will be crowned this year’s world cup champions.
The team had a smooth performance through the tournament though things changed when they faced Mexico in the knockout stages. The Mexicans did not leave any chance to a waste and the match ended up in a 1-1 draw after the 90 minute time threshold.
In the 94th minute of the match, the Dutch team was able to score and saved the whole team from going to extra time. It was one of the tough moments for the team ever since the 2014 FIFA World Cup started.
The European giants will now be facing Costa Rica in the quarters to determine whether they will make it to the semifinals or they will be available for elimination. Even though the team is much prepared, it won’t be an easy task scoring against Costa Rica who are also in good form.
Costa Rica in this tournament has been known to outsmart some of the big and favorite teams of the at the world cup. This is a journey that begun in the group stages. The team managed to secure victory against England, Italy and even Uruguay.
The team managed to finish the group stages as the top team in the group of death. The team was however given a very hard time when it faced Greece in the knockout stages.
The team however through its good players it managed to secure a 5-3 win. It will be very hard to for the Dutch team to win against this team as it is much focused and prepared to reach the latter stages of the tournament.
Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Key Players of The Match
The Dutch team will have Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder as the key players of the match.
They have so far played an impressive kind of football in the previous matches and are determined to perform even better in this match. They will have to unify the whole team and work with an aim of securing 3 points in this match.
Costa Rica will have to rely heavily on Bryan Ruiz and Joel Campbell as far as winning this match is taken into consideration. They have the best skills and are very reliable kind of players. The duo will work together for the benefit of the whole team.
Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Head To Head Matches
From the books f record about football, the two teams, Costa Rica and Netherlands, have never faced each other before.
The match on 5th July will therefore be the first one in which the two teams will be playing against each other. This will hence measure the superiority of the two teams to determine the best.
Netherlands in 2014 FIFA World Cup:-
- Netherlands 5-1 Spain (Group Stage)
- Netherlands 3-2 Australia(Group Stage)
- Netherlands 2-0 Chile(Group Stage)
- Netherlands 2-1 Mexico (Round of 16)
Costa Rica in 2014 FIFA World Cup:-
- Costa Rica 3-1 Uruguay(Group Stage)
- Costa Rica 1-0 Italy(Group Stage)
- Costa Rica 0-0 England(Group Stage)
- Costa Rica 1(5)-1(3) Greece(Round of 16)
Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Most Possible Players and Formation
Netherlands formation 5-3-2 were against Spain and Mexico, while formation 3-5-2 was against Australia and 4-4-2 was against Chile. So, Netherlands may go for 5-3-2 formation against Costa Rica on 5th July 2014.
Alternatively, Costa Rica’s formation 5-4-1 were against Greece, Uruguay and Italy, while formation 5-3-2 was against England. So, there is a HIGH chance for Costa Rica to play with 5-4-1 formation against Netherlands/Holland.
Possible Squad of Netherlands:- Cillessen, Verhaeg, Vlaar, Vrij, Blind, Kuyt, Georginio, Sneijder, De Jong, Robben, and Van Persie.
Possible Squad of Costa Rica:- Navas, Gamboa, Umana, Gonzalez, Miller, Diaz, Ruiz, Borges, Tejeda, Brenes, and Urena.
Netherlands vs Costa Rica: Who Will Win/Lose?
Costa Rica will play an impressive football, much better than even what was seen in the knockout stages. They will be able to defend wisely. However, the Dutch team will turn out to be stronger than them. At the 90th minute of the match, the score line will be 2-0 in favor of Netherlands.
According to Goal.com, here are the top 3 prediction for Costa Rica vs Netherlands match.
- Netherlands 3-1 Costa Rica (15.24% Votes)
- Netherlands 2-1 Costa Rica (14.3% Votes)
- Netherlands 2-0 Costa Rica (13.48% Votes)
Holland vs Costa Rica: Where To Watch Live Stream Online?
You can watch Costa Rica vs Holland Quarter Final match f 2014 World Cup live stream online by clicking on the below link. Two types of links have been attached. If you need to watch Costa Rica vs Netherlands live online stream in HD, then you can click on the Paid Link to subscribe for 3500 HDTV channels to watch anything online anytime.
Free Link:- ESPN
Paid Link:- Satellite Direct (HD)
TV Channels for Netherlands vs Costa Rica match:- Teletica En Vivo, NOS Live Streaming, Kantipur TV, SuperSport 3 Africa, beIN Sports 1, CBC Sports Live Streaming, beIN Sports Arabia 13 HD, Astro FIFA World Cup 1 HD, ESPN, , ESPN Deportes Radio, and TalkSport Radio.
Match Result:- Netherlands 0(4)-0(3) Costa Rica (Penalty Shootout)