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Holland overpower Uruguay

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Holland will be in the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals!

A 3-2 win over Uruguay assures the Netherlands of a place in the finals of the World Cup thanks to goals by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Wesley Sneijder and Arje Robben.

Uruguay might have just won this game if they had a couple of their suspended players, but it was too much to ask of Forlan and company to hold back the Dutch offense.

Luis Suarez saves Uruguay with a handball

The best play of the game was a forward using a handball on the line to deny a goal, and getting expelled for it. Amazing.

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It was very amazing, and very bizarre. The penalty kick, which should be automatic for a striker like Asamoah Gyan (who had already made 2 at that point).

But he missed. It hit the crossbar when the goal would have mattered the most. It would have put Ghana in its first semifinal ever. Heck, it would have but ANY African nation in its first semifinal ever. In a World Cup being played in Africa no less. But he missed. And you don’t deserve to win when you don’t take advantage of an easy opportunity.

Ghana lost in penalty kicks. Luis Suarez is a hero for Uruguay. Diego Forlan’s great game will be lost in all the chaos. And now, Uruguay must get ready to face the Netherlands without Luis Suarez, without Fucile (who put in a magnificent performance) and without their captain Diego Lugano that injured his knee.

Forlan closes the door for South Africa

A brilliant Diego Forlan saw his team go up 0-3 against the tournament hosts and leave South Africa with little hope of advancing out of group play.

People can talk about the penalty call or the red card, but none of it matters. Uruguay were the rightful winners of the match. South Africa never played to score and therefore the result is fair.

Forland netted in the first off the back of a defender, then the second in a PK. The third game with seconds left to spare in extra time.

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