The potential for disaster makes goalkeepers' penalties the highlight of any shootout.
Boubacar Barry was the hero, thanks to some great saves, some amazing play-acting and an even better penalty.
Greece advanced to the Round of 16 after Georgios Samaras converted a penalty in stoppage time.
Didier Drogba gets his first start for Les Éléphants as they face Greece looking to advance. Here's the starting lineups for both teams.
Die Oranje put on a show for the ages and annihilated the holders, while Mexico and Chile did their jobs.