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The Netherlands introduced 'Total Football', but kick and rush will do for Arjen Robben if it lands the Oranje the World Cup. It rarely happens, but for once the Dutch are not going into a big match with a reputation as the better footballing team. Instead, European Champions Spain get that tag ahead of Sunday's…
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Spain have identified Wesley Sneijder as the Netherlands' main threat, but the Iberian's believe they can stop him. 26-year-old Sneijder is looking to cap his amazing treble-winning season with Inter Milan by winning the World Cup title when his side face Spain in Johannesburg. But midfielder Sergio Busquets, who took over the holding role from…
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Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso is wary of Spain going into the World Cup final against Holland as favourites. The former Liverpool man knows how cut-throat the tournament is and said he did not want to be like England and get an unfavourable result against the underdog. "England had a very tough game and the…
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Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina admits he's been in contact with Liverpool teammate Dirk Kuyt ahead of facing Holland in the World Cup final. Kuyt was first to make contact following Holland's victory over Uruguay in Cape Town on Tuesday. Twenty-four hours later it was Reina's turn to respond after Spain had booked their first appearance…
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Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong is excited about the prospect of playing in the World Cup final with Holland. De Jong was a helpless spectator in Cape Town, having been ruled out of Holland's World Cup semi-final with Uruguay through suspension. Thankfully for the Blues star, the Dutch emerged triumphant thanks to second-half goals…
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Netherlands national team coach Bert van Marwijk was in disbelief after he guided his side into the World Cup Final. The Oranje fought off a determined Uruguay side to win 3-2 in their semi-final clash in Cape Town to book their spot in the final in Johannesburg against either Germany or Spain and their manager…
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Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has hailed the impact of Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt on his country's run to the World Cup final. Kuyt has played across the front line for Bert van Marwijk's men during the finals, making his mark with a group stage goal against Denmark and an assist for Wesley Sneijder's…
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Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez admitted he was proud of his players after they were beaten 3-2 by Holland in the World Cup semi-finals on Tuesday night. The South Americans managed to equalise through Diego Forlan following Dutch captain Giovani van Bronckhorst’s scorcher to open the scoring but the Oranje scored twice in quick succession…
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Giovanni van Bronckhorst inspired his side to a thrilling victory which leaves the Netherlands just 90 minutes away from the SA2010 title. The former Arsenal man scored a stunning goal as the Netherlands edged past Uruguay in a five-goal thriller to book Bert van Marwijk's team a place in Sunday's final. Wesley Sneijder, who destroyed…
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World Cup 2010 Semifinal Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands highlights Venue: Cape Town Tuesday, 6 July 2010 kick off:20:30 CET FULL-TIME Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS ARE IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL Uruguay v Netherlands line-ups: Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; 3-Diego Godin, 6-Mauricio Victorino, 5-Walter Gargano, 16-Maximiliano Pereira, 22-Martin Caceres, 15-Diego Perez, 11-Alvaro Pereira, 17-Egidio Arevalo, 7-Edinson Cavani,…
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Netherlands keeper Maarten Stekelenburg is pleased he will not have to face his club-mate Luis Suarez on Tuesday. Stekelenburg is more than aware of the Uruguay striker's attacking qualities as his team-mate at Ajax but the Dutch stopper has joked that the forward deserves the Lev Yashin Award for the best goalkeeper in South Africa…
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The weight of history will not burden Uruguay in their semi-final according to coach Oscar Tabarez. The South American nation hosted the inaugural Fifa World Cup and triumphed on home soil back in 1930. The men from Montevideo then had to endure an agonising 20 year wait before even qualifying again, but remarkably went on…

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