Krul And Co Suffer Semi Defeat
Written by Newcastle Utd
Newcastle United FC
Tim Krul watched from the sidelines as Holland were knocked out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Tim Krul watched from the sidelines as Holland were knocked out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage on Wednesday night.
The stopper was an unused substitute, with the Dutch suffering a 4-2 penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Argentina. The sides had played out a goalless draw over the previous 120 minutes.
Krul, who was Netherlands' hero in the quarter-finals with two penalty saves having come on as a substitute, wasn't called upon by manager Louis van Gaal this time around.
Wesley Sjneider and Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar missed the crucial spot-kicks, as Argentina go on to face Germany in Sunday's final.
Holland will face Brazil in the third/fourth place play-off match on Saturday (9pm kick-off).