Tag: Netherlands

The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 7 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

There has seldom in the entire history of the World Cup been a week like this. Last night, holders Spain crashed out of the tournament at the very first hurdle following a chastening defeat at the hands of a Chile team that is starting to look capable of going all the way this summer. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, Australia are also eliminated from the competition after a thrilling match against the Netherlands in which they took the first team to put Spain to the sword all the way in a match that will be long...

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The 200% World Cup: The Netherlands vs Australia – Live!

So here we are again folks, another day, another game. The Dutch are unbeaten in their last eleven World Cup group games, Robin van Persie has scored ten in the last nine games he’s played in BUT they’ve never beaten the lowest ranked team in the competition. You’ve got Jenni and Rob to keep you company during the game. *technically they’ve only played friendlies.   You can follow Jenni Silver on Twitter here. You can follow Rob on Twitter here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter...

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The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 2: The Rain Falls On Spain

Last night in Salvador, the 2014 World Cup finals kicked into a gear in a manner that few would have predicted before a ball was kicked. It’s easy, when exposed to te calcified culture of club football, to forget that dynasties come and go over time, but nothing can demonstrate the relentless passing of time like the end of an era for a great international football team and the manner in which Spain were put to the sword by the Netherlands yesterday evening invited precisely that thought. Perhaps it will come to be understood that this was the beginning...

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The 200% World Cup: Artist’s Impression Number 2

Like all good, clean-living people, our artist Dotmund (who is nothing much like either of those things) got completely swept up in last night’s thrilling match between Spain and the Netherlands, so today’s artist’s impression is a bumper double-bill. Think of it as one of those summer editions of comics you used to get when you were a child. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter here. Dotmund also has a Twitter, which is...

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The 200% World Cup: Spain vs Netherlands – Live!

Defending champions Spain kick off their defence of the World Cup against the Netherlands at the Arena Fonte Nova in what is a sequel to the 2010 final. Spain haven’t had the most difficult friendlies to contend with on their way to the tournaments opener and had two successful victories over Bolivia and El Salvador. The number one ranker side on the planet made easy work of the qualification campaign with an unbeaten run through all eight fixtures delivering six wins and a goal difference of positive eleven. While they seem to be pushing forward, their 3-0 defeat in...

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