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FIFA World Cup: Navas save puts Costa Rica into last eight

RECIFE: Costa Rica reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time by beating Greece 5-3 on penalties on Sunday after conceding a stoppage time equalizer and playing 54 minutes with 10 men. After the 1-1 draw following extra time, Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas made a superb one-handed stop to keep out Theofanis Gekas's fourth spot-kick before Michael Umana fired high into the top corner to send the Central Americans into a last eight meeting with Netherlands. "Last night, I dreamt, this, it seems untrue. I…

FIFA World Cup: Hernandez helps Mexico reach ‘Round of 16’

RECIFE: Mexico reached the World Cup last 16 with a near-perfect display of counter-attacking football as Javier Hernandez provided the spark for a 3-1 win over Croatia on Monday that left them as Group A runners-up. Mexico, who will face the Netherlands in the last 16, had looked happy to hold out for the draw that would have put them into the knockout stages before the Manchester United forward came off the bench to turn the match on its head. Within 10 minutes of Hernandez entering the fray in the second half, Rafael…