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The 2010 World Cup Final: Netherlands 0-1 Spain

The 2010 World Cup Final: Netherlands 0-1 Spain

It’s a curious sight. The BBC’s panel is sitting, for the first time in this tournament suited and booted, in its base studio outside the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, almost eight hundred miles from Johannesberg, where the match itself is being...
World Cup 2010: Uruguay I-Spy

World Cup 2010: Uruguay I-Spy

Our resident pencil wrangler Dotmund was very excited about the prospect of Uruguay playing the Netherlands.  However, we at Twohundredpercent have noticed that some of his match reports during the tournament, whilst replete with things he wished had happened, have...
World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

At times they looked like making heavy weather of it, particularly in the last couple of minutes of stoppage time. Indeed, for the first twenty minutes of the second half it looked as if both teams playing in this World Cup semi-final were going to sleepwalk their way...
Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Brazil Undone By Dutch Pragmatism

Never meet your heroes, they say. It is possible that a lot of people met theirs yesterday in the form of the 2010 version of the Brazilian national football team. A team that was widely-tipped to win the competition is out at the quarter-final stage for the second...