Not a lot happened as the Netherlands knocked Costa Rica out of the World Cup: Arjen Robben is still diving, Louis van Gaal proved to be a genius, Keylor Navas stopped everything, or almost. The memes focused on that instead of the wonderful Tim Krul.
Van Gaal might have been lucky, but it doesn’t matter. He pulled off the change that won him the penalty shootout, putting Tim Krul instead of Jasper Cillessen to save two penalty kicks and send the Netherlands in the semifinal.
Mexico fans are still pissed off about being knocked out. But it doesn’t matter. It wasn’t going to help them, but they’re still complaining, thinking they got robbed.
The Dutch are in the semifinal, with Van Gaal crowned as the genius of the World Cup thanks to his tactical changes in the two knockout stage matches. Tim Krul will remain as their special weapon to lift off the bench instead of a penalty shootout.