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Uruguay Vs Netherlands – 1st Semi-final of FIFA world Cup 2010 Preview

Posted by on Jul 07, 2010 | 1 Comment

First Semi final of the FIFA world cup is held between Uruguay and Netherlands on today 6th July, 2010 at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. Both teams reached this semi-final after winning their quarter final matches. On the quarter final match, Netherlands beat Brazil and Uruguay broke African hearts by winning a penalty shoot-out against Ghana.

Uruguay won the world cup title before eighty years when the country hosted the inaugural tournament and now they got second chance to win world cup. In today, Match Uruguay and Netherlands are seeing the odds stacked against them, listed as +400 underdogs. The Uruguayans are 3-2-0 through the tournament. Both teams faced off each other four times in history, with the Uruguayans winning three and the Dutch winning just one match.

2010 World Cup opening odds had the draw in the Uruguay vs. Netherlands match listed at +210 odds. Currently the best place to bet for a tie in the Uruguay vs. Holland semi finals match is at sports betting; you can get the Draw +270 odds.
In the quarter finals Netherlands came from a goal behind to the mighty Brazil to win 2-1. The Netherlands also won all five games leading to the semi-final, including two knockout-round wins in regulation time – against Slovakia and Brazil. But the bad news for the Netherlands was that yellow cards picked up by Gregory van der Wiel and Nigel de Jong means they will miss the semi-final.

In this world cup Netherlands meshed eight goals and are a little more balanced offensively than their opponents. They are also perfect at 5-0-0 in South Africa 2010. While Midfielder Wesley Sneijder leads the team with 4 goals, the Netherlands have spread the rest of the scoring out with five players Arjen Robben, Dirk Kuyt, Robin Van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar tied with one goal each.

Uruguay had a heavy emphasis on defense throughout the tournament. The phrase “the drama of the World Cup” was made for games such as Uruguay’s quarter final victory over Ghana which were the last African team left in the World Cup and took a deserved lead just before half time with a wonder strike from Sulley Muntari. But after the half time Diego Forlan equalised from a free kick shortly and the score stayed 1-1 until the last minute of extra time.

Suspended/Injured Players of both teams

Uruguay

Suspended: Jorge Fucile, Luis Suarez
Injured: Nicolas Lodeiro, Diego Lugano (doubtful), Diego Godin (doubtful)

Netherlands

Suspended: Nigel de Jong, Gregory van der Wiel
Injured: Robin van Persie (doubtful), Joris Mathijsen (doubtful)

Uruguay vs Holland Match Officials:

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Assistants: Rafael Ilyasov (Uzbekistan) and Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Fourth official: Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh (Malaysia)


1 comment

  1. dipnarayan sarkar says:

    best of luck holand.you have to win

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