Holland will play Costa Rica on Saturday in the last of the four World Cup 2014 quarterfinal games. The winner of this game will face either Argentina or Belgium in the semifinals, and will move to just one more win from the showcase final.
Today's game will start at 4 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream (details below).
In team news for Holland, midfielder Nigel de Jong has suffered a groin injury and is out of the tournament. Wesley Sneijder is also a doubt; he has a back strain suffered from the win over Mexico, and will need to have a last minute medical test to see if he has made it for today's big game.
Meanwhile, for Costa Rica there appears to be some good news; goalkeeper Keylor Navas missed training earlier this week with a shoulder injury, but he has been declared fit and is expected to play today. However, the team has its problems at the back, with Oscar Duarte banned and Roy Miller out with a foot problem. Those are big blows as Holland have had one of the most potent attacks in the World Cup this year so far.
Costa Rica are looking to continue to shock the footballing world today, and if they can win they will become the first CONCACAF nation to reach the semifinals of the World Cup since the United States made it at the inaugural tournament way back in 1930.
However, they have a formidable opponent in Holland today, who must feel it could finally be their chance to win the tournament. The Netherlands reached the final four years ago, but could only manage to become runners-up for the third time in their history, and they are still yet to be listed among the nations that have won the tournament.
Both Holland and Costa Rica are in the quarterfinals thanks to penalties in the Last 16; Costa Rica defeated Greece via a penalty shootout, where as Holland beat Mexico thanks to two goals in the final minutes of the game, with the winner coming from the penalty spot.
The Netherlands will play Costa Rica on Saturday night with a start time of 4 p.m. ET. The game can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream by clicking here.