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Brazil vs. Netherlands: Dutch stun five-time champions in World Cup quarterfinals

The Netherlands scored twice in the second half to stun Brazil, 2-1, in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Dutch will play either Ghana or Uruguay on July 6 in the semifinals.

Game stats here, in-game commentary here, shot chart here.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 2, 2010; 11:59 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Brazil , Netherlands  
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DCU defeating SJ would complete my fantasy soccer weekend :-)

Posted by: dcufan | July 2, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, how sweet it is. Buh-bye, Samba Girls.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | July 2, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

So much for CONMEBOL? Paraguay and Uruguay aren't going to win this thing. It's all up to Diego's muchachos.

Posted by: fischy | July 2, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

The game would have been much more enjoyable without all of the diving and rolling around in faux pain. It looked like one of those cheerleader competitions on ESPNU. Dive-roll-jump up with your hands in the air! All that was missing were the pom-poms.

That said, there was enough skill and tactical sophistication to make it a fun game to watch -- not to mention the intensity of a quarterfinal game.

Let's hope the Dutch don't pull a ... well, Dutch performance in the semis.

To celebrate, I'm going out to buy some tulips.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | July 2, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

To celebrate, I'm going to lunch with a friend - separate checks.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 2, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Edammit, the Dutch win.

Sorry, that was cheesy.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 2, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Jenever saw such a thing! Gouda here Brazil.

Posted by: ldmay | July 2, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Cornwijn about it. The Dutch van Gogh to the semis.

Posted by: ldmay | July 2, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Wooden you know it. I thought they were a shoe-in, though.

Posted by: Reignking | July 2, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Eindhoven they win again on Tuesday.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | July 2, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Funny - I love all these kuips you have come up with today, of all days...


Posted by: IamAM | July 2, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

This was a Ruud awakening for Brazil.

Posted by: BkArnold | July 2, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

It wasn't an upset. Compare the actual players Brazil had and their clubs with Holland's players. It's advantage Holland all the way through the rosters after Brazil's top two or three players.

Posted by: BillSchmidt10 | July 3, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

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