The Netherlands will be determined to continue their progress at the 2014 World Cup finals when they take on Costa Rica tonight.
Louis van Gaal’s side will be the favourites heading into the quarter-final tie at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.
The Oranje kicked off their World Cup campaign with a sensational 5-1 hammering of 2010 winners Spain, but they have failed to repeat that sizzling performance since.
In the round of 16, the 2010 World Cup finalists came from behind against Mexico to win 2-1, thanks to late goals from Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The Dutch will be expected to win tonight, but they need to be wary of the tournament’s surprise package Costa Rica.
The Central Americans won Group D ahead of Uruguay, Italy and England, and defeated Euro 2004 champions Greece on penalties in the last 16.
Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his players will be keen to stage yet another upset in Brazil tonight and knock the Netherlands out of the World Cup.
Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay
Costa Rica XI: Navas, Acosta, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda