12 July 2010

The Dutch Football Team Lost in the Finals

`The dream is over, the Netherlands did not become world champions," Eventhough our Dutch Football Team had lost the finals of the Fifa World Cup 2010, the Dutch people are still very proud of what our Dutch Football Team had presented. Being landed in the second place among the 32 countries who participated the competition was not bad. Imagine we are the smallest country among the 32 countries but still we showed the world that we can beat the big ones.

Spain won their first world title after Andres Iniesta's 116th-minute strike broke the Netherlands' hearts. The reigning European champions have lifted the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Spain, winners of UEFA EURO 2008, were the first to accomplish this feat since West Germany won the 1974 world finals after conquering Europe in 1972.
Finals have gone into extra time, with 2006 and 2010 being the only time it has happened in consecutive FIFA World Cups. The other four deciders to feature extra time were in 1934, 1966, 1978 and 1994.

Bert van Marwijk, Netherlands coach
Obviously, we’re devastated by the result. We were down to ten men but almost made it to penalties. You have to say the better team won, but losing the World Cup Final is hard to take. Spain created far more chances, but Arjen Robben twice came within inches of scoring for us. If he had, I think we’d have been world champions.

Dirk Kuyt, Netherlands forward
It's so frustrating, I’m totally gutted. We were so close to winning the World Cup, and we had chances too. But you’ve got to take your chances. That aside, Spain are a terrific team.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Netherlands captain
We’ve come so close, and that makes it even more disappointing. We had to take one of our chances, and you never know what might have happened after that. We gave them too much space in midfield at times, but I’m still proud of this team. Having said that, once you’re in the Final, you want to win it.

Nigel de Jong, Netherlands midfielder
We’re incredibly disappointed. We gave it our best shot, but it wasn’t to be.

There is always next time, Guys. So, do your best for the UEFA EURO on 2012.
Still CONGRATULATIONS to the Dutch Football Team. YOU MUST BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES AND OF WHAT YOU DID!

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I make this blog for foreigners who will live in this country, THE NETHERLANDS. Foreigners who are engaged or married they have to learn a lot of things about their new home like the culture, architectures, landscape, government, dikes etc. Especially the Dutch language which is very important in their social life. It is very difficult if they cannot communicate with other people. Most people speak Dutch, only few speaks English.
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