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World Cup News – Netherlands spanking for Spain leaves holders in precarious position

Robben and RVP

Photo: Robben and Robin savor a sweet victory over Spain (Getty Images)


It is without a doubt that no one, abasolutly no one could say they saw such a major upset coming in the 2014 World Cup down in Brazil. The first major upset took place on Friday 13th in a game against back to back Euro and defending World cup champions Spain and runners up in the last cup Netherlands which was seeN as a replay of the World Cup finals in 2010.

In the first half things seemed to be going according to the script as the spaniards scored from the penalty spot through Xbai Alonzo. However, the Dutch then equalised through a beauty of an header from their strike man and captain Robin VanPersi and the half ended 1-1. When the second half began most persons knew it would be an entertaining second half but very few, if any, expected what happened next.

As the Dutch men ran riot over the spanish, the ever busy and speedy Robben broke through to give the Dutch the lead then 2 quickly became three(3).  Most people were still was on the edge as the Spainish had the team, the level expereince and the talent to pull the game back.

However, all chances vanished as the man who saved a curial goal in the 2010 final Iker Casillas, made an unforgettable error and literally handed the ball to RVP which he gracefull accepted and pushed his team up 4 goals to one. Then it was only a matter of how many goals would be scored and one wouldn’t had to wait long as Robben again single handly broke the spainish defense apart tbefore smashing the ball into the net and made 5-1.

Whilst some could say that a Dutch win was not hard to believe the score at the end was definitely one no one saw coming and with this score line the Netherlands sent a clear message of intent and desire. The spanish could have easily lost that game by a wider margin had the Dutch been more clinical in front of goal.

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