Tag Archives: Netherlands

Netherlands 0-1 Spain (aet)

In the end, the best team won. Spain have been the best side in the world for at least the last two years since winning Euro 2008, and won the first World Cup in their history last night thanks to … Continue reading

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Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

Still this Dutch side are struggling to find their trademark fluency, but once again it didn’t matter. Holland took a leaf out of Germany’s book, with two second half goals in quick succession sealing their place in Sunday’s World Cup … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

Move over Switzerland: we have a new shock of the tournament. Barely anyone gave the Netherlands a chance coming into this match, and they lived up to expectations in the first half of this pulsating, often bad-tempered encounter. But in … Continue reading

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Dunga Hits Back At Cruyff Criticism

Brazil coach Dunga has dimissed criticism of his team by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff ahead of the two nations’ World Cup quarter final clash in Port Elizabeth this afternoon. Cruyff, part of the Dutch side in the 1970s that pioneered … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

We spend the league season hearing that winning without playing well is the mark of champions. If that is the case in a World Cup then we might as well give the Netherlands the trophy now and be done with … Continue reading

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Netherlands 1-0 Japan

The Netherlands put one foot in the second round with a win over a hard-working Japan side. This makes it two wins from two games for Bert Van Marwijk’s Holland, and they have not even been playing that well. That … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-0 Denmark

The Dutch will be delighted with this result as their performance barely deserved it. The match was delicately poised until an own goal fifty seconds into the second half knocked the wind out of Denmark, and they never really recovered. … Continue reading

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