Top five conclusions: Uruguay 2-3 Holland

Posted by - July 7, 2010 - Conclusions, Lists, World Cup

1. Holland didn’t show too much to concern either Germany or Spain and yet they have won another match and they are in the World Cup final.

2. There is life in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s old legs yet. That was an absolutely unstoppable strike.

3. Not that it will stop us all joking that Luis Suarez would have parried it to safety.

4. We should have all turned off the TV when we found out Jim Beglin had phoned in sick. If a Clive Tyldesley commentates and nobody is around to hear it, does he make a noise?

5. Perhaps the funniest moment of the match was Mark Van Bommel eventually picking up his long overdue yellow card in the final minute of the match for probably the least cynical thing he has done in the last two matches.

Video via 101GG

  • Joe

    Is it just me or did Stekelenburg look a little suspect on both the Uruguayan goals?

    Regardless…they’re into the final and I hope they will meet and beat Germany!

  • hollis

    Stekelenburg looked right off the pace. I’m guessing nerves.

    Holland were without de Jong and van der Wiel, mind. de Jong makes a substantial difference in shielding the shakey-at-times back 4 and van der Wiel is as impressive going forward as he is in defence.

    I’ve no clue how he’s done it, but van Marwijk may have managed to bring everything together. It’s not been that attractive, but it’s been effective. Really hoping that theme continues through to the final.