Costa Rica 1 (5), ?Greece 1 (3)
Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour in Recife, Brazil.
Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the game ended 1-1 following extra time.
Greeceís Theofanis Gekas had his penalty saved by Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas for the only miss in the shootout.
Umana scored and straight away sprinted over to where Navas stood to hug him after the goalkeeper kept Costa Ricaís surprise run at the World Cup alive with a string of last-gasp stops through the 120 minutes.
The rest of the Costa Rican squad, which had knelt in a line during the shootout, also came racing over to join the celebrations.
Costa Rica will play the Netherlands in the quarterfinals on Saturday in Salvador ó a first appearance in the last eight for the small Central American country that no one picked to even make it past the group stage.
Costa Rica had taken the lead early in the second half at Arena Pernambuco through captain Bryan Ruizís smooth finish but then had defender Oscar Duarte sent off in the 66th minute with a second yellow card for a mistimed tackle on Jose Holebas.
The red card changed the game and Greece poured forward for most of the remainder of the match.
The Greeks equalized and finally beat Navas in injury time of regulation time when defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos smashed in a rebound from another Navas save to make the teamís numerical advantage eventually pay and temporarily keep it in the World Cup.
Netherlands 2, Mexico 1
Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored late goals to give the Netherlands a 2-1 victory over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Huntelaar, who came on as a 76th-minute substitute, scored the winning goal from the penalty spot deep in injury time after Rafael Marquez brought down Arjen Robben in the area.
Giovani Dos Santos gave the Mexicans the lead in the 48th minute, but Sneijder equalized for the Dutch in the 88th.
It was heartbreak again for Mexico, which has now reached the second stage of the World Cup six consecutive times without winning. The last time the team made the quarterfinals was when it hosted the tournament in 1986.