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Orange Army March On

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Holland have qualified for Sunday's World Cup Final after beating Uruguay 3-2 this evening. In another aggresive yet fast-paced display of football, they came out on top after an exciting second half.

The first 20 minutes were a cagey and tense affair with neither side seeming to want to take a risk, but out of nowhere Van Bronckhorst scored an amazing 35 yarder which opened the game up.

Lone-striker Forlan was finding it tough to see much of the ball but he equalised just before half-time with a left-footed strike from 30 yards which Stekelenburg maybe could have done better with. This set up an exciting second half with both sides going for the win, and with just 20 minutes left Sneijder's deflected strike squeezed into the corner of Muslera's left-hand post.

Just 5 minutes later Robben scored a bullet header to end Uruguay's hopes of a 3rd World Cup win. A late consolation from Maxi Pereira made for a nervy last few minutes, but Holland held out well.

Although I tipped Holland to win before the World Cup started, I'm not sure if they have what it takes to beat Germany or Spain. The cowardly, malicious tackling of Van Bommel has made me unfavour them slightly and I think once Robben and Sneijder are kept quiet, there's not much more to them.


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    July 7, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

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