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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

By on Jul 2, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Into the quarter-finals then, and now it starts getting serious.This was the first clash between two teams with serious winning credentials – or at least, Brazil’s pedigree was beyond dispute. Maybe there were still some doubts about the Netherlands, coming into this game, for all their long unbeaten run and their hundred percent records both in...

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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

By on Jun 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

FIFA have changed the stage at which they will discount previous bookings, from the final group game, to the end of the quarter final. On the face of it, it’s a great idea, and sadly too late to prevent Louis Saha (2006), Michael Ballack (2002), Alessandro Costacurta (1994), Sergio Batista, Claudio Cannigia and Julio Olarticoechea (1990) from appearing in their...

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World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

World Cup 2010: Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

By on Jun 24, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The entertainment and excitement is due to be elsewhere this evening. The Netherlands against Cameroon sounds, at a distance, as if it should be a match of colour and flair, but Cameroon are already out and the Netherlands are already through, and this year’s Netherlands team has been perfunctory rather than exciting so far. Bert Van Marwijk’s team is...

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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 1-0 Japan

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 1-0 Japan

By on Jun 19, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Patrick Viera’s role on ITV’s panel is increasingly to give reassurance to the others that France are worse than England, which should be money for old rope but, after the Algeria game, isn’t. Attempts to shoehorn Edgar Davids into a similar role representing the Dutch are foundering, as they are now two wins out of two insipid performances. Davids’ voice sounds...

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World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-0 Denmark

World Cup 2010: Netherlands 2-0 Denmark

By on Jun 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Half way through the opening set of fixtures then, and we’ve already seen two of the semi-finalists in action. Only Germany have really looked good enough to be worthy of it so far, but the lower half of the draw contains more big guns, with favourites Spain and Brazil, not to mention holders Italy, all to come shortly. And then there’s Holland. They...

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