It's unfortunate for Costa Rica, but Louis van Gaal made a big, big call and it paid off.
It's been a funny World Cup. So many shocks, so many upsets, but the final four have a very familiar look about them...
Morty, be fair - people may not agree with his approach regarding the psyching out of the Costa Ricans, but at this level, there's no room for niceties, and he made two key saves,
Yep, I've got no problem with Krul. This is the World Cup. It's no place for shrinking violets.
So, a Brazil - Argentina final? Or a replay of 1974 and Holland - Germany?
Well, that ended far more spectacularly than anyone thought, didn't it? What a night. Thanks so much for your company. I'm off to try and make sense of that for the ESPNFC World Cup diary. I don't know if I'll be back for the semi-finals, but I certainly hope so!
Right, that's it from the Gillette Boot Room! Drama, drama and more drama. And otters of course. The semifinals - Brazil vs. Germany & Netherlands vs. Argentina - are sure to be corkers, s join us on Tuesday and Wednesday for more joy! Bye for now.