Netherlands Takes On Uruguay In World Cup Semifinal

July 6th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
690Capetown, July 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Soccer fans all over the world shall stay glued to their television sets as Netherlands take on Uruguay in the first semifinal of the Fifa World Cup tonight. Undoubtedly, Uruguay starts today as an underdog against the hot favorite Netherlands who have crushed the mighty Brazil under their boots back in the quarterfinals. As for Uruguay, it’s a battle which they want to win under all circumstances.

This is the first time Uruguay have made it to the semifinals of the Fifa World Cup since 1970. As a matter of fact, Uruguay emerged as world champions both in the year of 1930 and 1950. Since then all they have tasted is bitter failure. On the other end, we have Netherlands who like every year is eying their first World Cup. The Uruguayans made it to the semifinals after they defeated Ghana in the quarter finals held at the Soccer City Stadium on July 2nd by a margin of one goal. They also beat Mexico and the host South Africa.

Perhaps the greatest shock of the World Cup came after Brazil was crushed by Netherlands in the quarter finals by 2-1. Before that, Netherland also did ravages to teams like Denmark and Japan. Following that they also defeated Cameroon and Slovakia. The Dutch aims at keeping their winning streak by banking upon their attacking skill. Coach Bert Van Marwijk told the media that he is not worried about the final and wants to concentrate on the match against Uruguay. However, he also mentioned that if his boys play their natural game then nothing can stop them from becoming the winner this year.

The game is scheduled to start today (6 Jul) at 2:30pm (ET).

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