From the Back Pages, July 6: Van Gaal’s Krul twist sends Dutch through and brave Costa Rica out

There is always time for one final masterstroke. Louis van Gaal, the Holland manager, had spent 119 minutes desperately trying to find a way to crush Costa Rica’s defiance, and everything had failed. His place in the World Cup semi-finals was at stake. So he did what few others would dare to do. He substituted his goalkeeper. (The Times)

Sunday, 6th July 2014, 8:28 am
From the back pages

Argentina vs Belgium match report World Cup 2014: Gonzalo Higuain goal the high point as Argentina find their feet. (The Independent)

Liverpool will bank a staggering £75.5million from Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona. Anfield chief executive Ian Ayre has struck a deal that will see Barca pay the full terms of the buy-out clause in the bite-ban striker’s contract. (The Mirror)

Roy Keane has offered a damning assessment of England’s woeful World Cup campaign, claiming that Roy Hodgson’s squad had lived down to his expectations and that their young players were overrated. (The Telegraph)

Petra Kvitova produced a performance as good as any in recent Wimbledon history as she demolished Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 to claim the title for a second time. The Czech, the champion in 2011, overpowered Bouchard with a barrage of thunderous hitting. (The Guardian)

Red-faced former England captain and Sky commentator Andrew Strauss has apologised to Kevin Pietersen after a foul-mouthed tirade against his former team-mate was accidentally broadcast live. (Daily Mail)

LEWIS HAMILTON had to apologise to his Mercedes team and British fans after a practice blunder saw him plunge down the grid to sixth for today’s British Grand Prix. (The Express)