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Costa Rica and Greece go to penalties: Live updates

Costa Rica and Greece created plenty of scoring chances — more than anyone assumed either would — but they could only score one goal apiece. And even after an extra 30 minutes of soccer, they haven’t been able to separate themselves, and head to penalties tied up at 1-1. Bryan Ruiz scored the opening...

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Costa Rica vs. Greece: Final score 1-1 (5-3), 10-man Ticos win on penalties

Costa Rica vs. Greece: Final score 1-1 (5-3), 10-man Ticos win on penalties

Costa Rica took the lead against Greece then saw themselves reduced to 10 men, with Greece equalising in the last minute. But the Ticos held on to clinch a win on penalties thanks to the heroics of Keylor Navas. Despite being reduced to 10 men for the last third of the game, Costa Rica...

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Keylor Navas is Costa Rica’s hero again

Keylor Navas is Costa Rica’s hero again

Keylor Navas was nearly perfect in Costa Rica’s group stage wins over Italy and Uruguay. He was perfect in their draw against England. And on Sunday, he was spectacular again, denying Greece on numerous occasions to help guide his 10-man team to penalties. It felt like the shootout was going to be Navas’ moment...

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Costa Rica fans freak out after beating Greece in penalties (as they should)

Costa Rica fans freak out after beating Greece in penalties (as they should)

Costa Rica wasn’t supposed to make it to the World Cup quarterfinal, but they did — and they’re partying. Costa Rica is the Cinderella story of the World Cup: After topping England and Uruguay and Italy to win their group, they held off Greece in penalties being down to 10 men for the entirety...

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