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Saturday, July 3, 2010


Couldn't accept the fact that Brazil was sent home!*sigh* again...

Dutch dump out Brazil
Holland caused a major World Cup surprise by dumping favourites Brazil out 2-1 at the quarter-final stage in Port Elizabeth.
Brazil made the better start and took a deserved lead in the 10th minute when Robinho fired home.
And it could have been worse for Holland before the break, with Maarten Stekelenburg saving well from Kaka as the South Americans utterly dominated proceedings.
But the game turned on an astonishing defensive error as Julio Cesar made a complete hash of his attempt to punch Wesley Sneijder's cross clear, and Felipe Melo headed into his own net.
Brazil lost their composure after that, and it was no surprise when Sneijder capitalised on further defensive uncertainty to nod home Dirk Kuyt's flick-on to turn the game on its head.
Melo's dreadful second half was complete soon after when he was sent off for stamping on Arjen Robben after fouling the Dutch winger.Holland held on easily against the 10 men, and now face Uruguay for a place in the final.
Holland boss Bert van Marwijk said: "I said to the Dutch Football Association two years ago that I was not going to this tournament just to take part in it.
"I'm a sportsman and if I go somewhere, I want to win. People might think that's arrogant, but we have proven we can beat Brazil, one of the best teams in the world.
"If that's a fact, we should dare to say this, we should go for it."
Brazil counterpart Dunga said: "We are all extremely saddened. We didn't expect this and we hoped for a different result.
"We knew it was going to be a very delicate, very difficult game, but we weren't able to maintain the rhythm we had in the first half in the second half."

P/S:ouucchh!The Title of this article really hurts!!

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