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Netherlands 2-1 Brazil: Fluke upon fluke upon giant fail

Felipe Melo: Looking happy for possibly the last time in his life. Having picked the Netherlands to win this game in our predictions thread, it’d be nice to be able to gloat on this one. But those of us who picked the Dutch were lucky, not right; Brazil lost this…

Round of 16, day 3: Brazil and the Netherlands on a crash course

A Brazil/Holland fan takes in the day’s action. Arjen Robben vs Robinho. Wesley Sneijder vs Kaka. Luis Fabiano vs Robin van Persie. Pretty tantalizing for a quarterfinal, no? The Dutch sent Slovakia home in about the same fashion as they won their group stage games – casually. Perhaps there’s a…

Netherlands 1-0 Japan

Wesley Sneijder doll on sale now! In the closing minutes of the game, the Dutch subs started to try hard, and they very nearly scored a 2nd goal on a couple different breakaways. Other than the start of the second half, when Wesley Sneijder sent a rocket off the hands…

Day 4: What did we learn?

We learned that it’s a lot easier to make mistakes than great plays. Denmark coughed up a brutal own goal thanks to the unluckily placed heads and backs of their defenders. Paraguay blew the chance to cripple Italy’s dreams of a repeat when their keeper threw a drunkard’s punch and…

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