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Uruguay vs. Netherlands in World Cup 2010 semifinal

Uruguay takes on the Netherlands today to determine the first World Cup finalist.

Live box score here, in-game commentary here, shot chart here.

Who do you think will win? Vote here.

Live streaming video of the game here.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  July 6, 2010; 1:44 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Netherlands , Uruguay  
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Comments

Dutch double, 2-1

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

@RK played this match as Uruguay last night on my FIFA10 SA and that's exactly how it panned out. I scored a goal right before the half with a wonder goal from Periera and then gave up two free kick opportunities in the second half that Van Der Vaart converted.

Posted by: DadRyan | July 6, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Somebody tell me who the octopus picked while I still have time to place phone calls!

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 6, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

2-nil, Holland

Holland-Spain/Germany would be a whale of a final.

Posted by: Kev29 | July 6, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Octomom picked Spain.

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The octopus predicted Spain in tomorrow's game.

ESPN Radio just reported that AC Milan is looking into acquiring Clint Dempsey.

Posted by: isaac101 | July 6, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

They are a few days late on that rumor...

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I see you Gio!

Hot goodness that was incredible.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 6, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Darn shame De Zeeuww had to take that kick in the face that would have been so much more fitting for De Jong... ;)

Posted by: DadRyan | July 6, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Go Diego Go!

Posted by: DadRyan | July 6, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Vonderful gol...wow.

Tyler & Harkes didn't think that bicycle kick to the face should've been a yellow. Huh?

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

ESPN Radio just reported that AC Milan is looking into acquiring Clint Dempsey.

Posted by: isaac101 | July 6, 2010 2:29 PM

Ugh - if he goes anywhere, I hope it would be with Hodgson up to Liverpool.

Posted by: Kev29 | July 6, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

kev: Dempsey can't. Part of Hodgson's agreement in goign to Liverpool that he couldn't poach players.

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

"Former American hall of famer John Harkes." Is that because the hall at Oneonta is cloaed?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 6, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Look at that, 2-1.

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

offside player screening the keeper and getting a touch on the ball on goal #2???

Posted by: DadRyan | July 6, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh cmon! I almost had called the score in 3 straight games. Boo Robben.

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Great, so the final may be Netherlands vs. Spain. The two most detestable teams in this tournament with their diving and theatrics. Ugh.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | July 6, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

3-1 Netherlands. That last goal just rescued the officiating crew. Drake and Harkes are being very kind to the officials. There is zero room for interpretation on the second goal. The offsides player was CLEARLY involved in the play which negates the new FIFA rule. Offsides, plain and simple and once more the officials in this World Cup make an atrocious decision.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | July 6, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Great, so the final may be Netherlands vs. Spain. The two most detestable teams in this tournament with their diving and theatrics. Ugh.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | July 6, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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IMO, the two most detestable teams have already been eliminated, Mexico and Italy.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | July 6, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Gambrills, if the referee's had seen your TV angle, I'm guessing they would have called it. But they didn't, they only had real time. It all happened extremely quickly, took a deflection off a defender, and Van Pansie was at most just 'leaning' offside.

Read some of the minute by minute reports, you'll see some variation of opinions. It would have taken outstanding referee-ing to get that one right.

Posted by: JkR- | July 6, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

You think the Dutch and Spanish ply bad soccer? Are you joking?

Posted by: Reignking | July 6, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

JKR,

Outstanding referee-ing is what we should expect at the World Cup. Anything less is unacceptable at this level.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | July 6, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

The second goal is now huge. That will now be the story of the game and the complete focus of the media.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | July 6, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"Outstanding referee-ing is what we should expect at the World Cup. "


Why start now? ;)

Posted by: JkR- | July 6, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Point well taken.....

Posted by: Gambrills4 | July 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Great Game !!
Congradulations to both Uraguay and Holland.
GREAT GAME!!

Posted by: godwithfire55 | July 6, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Well that certainly got interesting

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | July 6, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone point to any refereeing decision benefiting a Latin American team in this WC? Argentina had one vs. Mexico, but we'll call that one even. Paraguay and Uruguay are out because of the linesmen. Was that shot on goal stopped with a hand when it was 3-2?

Posted by: JPHT | July 6, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Ian Darkes and John Harkes are butchers of Spanish names. You would think Harkes growing up in Jersey would have some knowledge of accents and such. I heard Darkes earlier in the tournament try to give a little color by saying a player's nickname was Bird. He dyslexically called him Parajo instead of Parajo.

Posted by: GeneWells | July 6, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

... instead of Pajaro. I guess my typing was dyslexic

Posted by: GeneWells | July 6, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Well, I've heard Spanish-speaking announcers "butchering" American names, so it works both ways.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 6, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone doubt that the second goal would have been called offside if it had been Altidore letting the ball go him off of a Donovan shot?

Posted by: mason08 | July 6, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

...or Dempsey.

Posted by: ldmay | July 6, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

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