Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Arjen Robben scored Wesley Sneijder scored his fifth goal : Netherland 3-2 Uruguay

The Netherlands would advance to the final of the World Cup with a 3-2 win over South American side Uruguay.

Wesley Sneijder scored his fifth goal in South Africa and Giovanni van Bronckhorst added one of the goals of the tournament as the Dutch reached their first World Cup final in 32 years.

Van Bronckhorst scored with a blistering shot in the 18th minute, but Diego Forlan equalized in the 41st with his fourth goal of the tournament.

In the second half, the Dutch took control of the match with two goals in a three minute span. Wesley Sneijder would score in the 70th minute and Arjen Robben added another in the 73rd minute with a great header. The score was 3-1 but Uruguay would make it interesting in stoppage time. Maxi Pereira would score in stoppage time as Uruguay cut the lead to 3-2 but that’s as close as it would get.

The Dutch will now play the winner of Spain/Germany in the final while Uruguay will place the loser in the third place match.


Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Diego Godin, Mauricio Victorino, Walter Gargano, Maximiliano Pereira, Martin Caceres, Diego Perez, Alvaro Pereira (Sebastian Abreu 77'), Egidio Arevalo, Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan (Sebastian Fernandez 83')

Netherlands: Maarten Stekelenburg, Khalid Boulahrouz, John Heitinga, Joris Mathijsen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dirk Kuyt, Mark van Bommel, Wesley Sneijder, Academy de Zeeuw (Rafael van der Vaart 46'), Arjen Robben (Eljero Elia') Robin van Persie


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