The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –Holland, and in particular Robin Van Persie, will not soon forget the difficult encounter between them and Costa Rica in Salvador Bahia.

A day after the victory that put them in the semifinals of the World Cup, Holland’s number 9 recognized the work of the tricolor and said it is a team worthy of great respect.

In the social network Instagram, the player uploaded an image in which he is shaking hands with Captain Bryan Ruiz, with whom he face off against several times during the 120 minutes of the game.

The image was accompanied by a caption that read: “Ruiz and his men did great. Much respect to Costa Rica.”

The display of good football and tactical order which gave Costa Rica at the World Cup earned them the respect and admiration of all challengers, including the Netherlands.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica