Skip to comments.Netherlands wears black hat into World Cup semifinal vs. Argentina
Posted on 07/08/2014 11:19:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
The fun-loving, fleet-footed team in orange has formally donned the black hat.
One of its top players falls down more than a Hollywood stunt man with vertigo. Its coach acts as though hes the smartest man in every room (and he very well might be). And the Netherlands has already ousted two plucky underdogs fan favorites Mexico and Costa Rica from the tournament.
No, the Dutch team might not win many popularity contests at this World Cup, but the Oranje might finally have the squad capable of winning the sports biggest title.
We have to be a bit lucky, Netherlands Coach Louis van Gaal said Tuesday. The coin has to face your way, as we say in Dutch.
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Argentina has a formidable presence. But this will be an exciting game. Don’t count the Dutch out today. They have a chance to make history.
This is the one that will decide which of these two teams faces off Germany in the World Cup Final on Sunday.
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, and Brazils Day Goes Dark
... The final score was Germany 7, Brazil 1. It felt like Germany 70, Brazil 1. By the end, the Germans were barely celebrating their goals anymore, and the Brazilians, starting with their coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, could manage little more than blank stares. In the stands, the Brazilian fans the ones who stayed around, at least passed the time by cycling through obscene chants about each player, as well as the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff.
Scolari Apologizes for Brazil's World Cup Failure
"I have to apologize for the negative result, for not being able to reach the final as we all wanted," Scolari said, speaking calmly after the humiliating 7-1 loss.
Glad you’re enjoying...
I’m thrilled the home team Brazil got beat. not only beat, but schooled. I hope Germany goes all the way.
Hopefully they'll find the net, instead of repeatedly finding the goal post and cross bar, like they did against Costa Rica.
On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Klose also became the tournament's all-time record scorer surpassing Brazil great Ronaldo.
Being of Dutch heritage, I guess I will root for them. Although they are socialist turds.
Klose is also the only player to have appeared in 4 Semi-Finals.
Vamos La Argentina!
Here are seven amazing facts about the game:
Germanys 7-1 thrashing of the 2014 World Cup host marked Brazils first loss in a competitive match on home soil since 1975, and its greatest footballing embarrassment.
Luiz, the worlds most expensive defender on the back of his record $91 million transfer from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain, was at fault in at least six of Germanys seven goals.
The disgrace of all disgraces
Massacred tactically and technically, Brazil suffer the worst defeat of all time.
The biggest shame in history,
A historic humiliation,
"It looked like a game between adults and children," wrote the prominent sports analyst Juca Kfouri on his blog. "Brazilian football has never experienced such humiliation."
Germany didn’t let off the gas when they got the big lead
Mannschaft remember the qualifying match vs Sweden....GER up 4-0, and SWE rallied to draw
Did David make mistakes? Yes, he made, but Dante made mistakes, Marcelo made mistakes, Fernandinho made mistakes, the team as a team made mistakes. So I dont think its fair.
I think everyone who is in my situation, everyone who is a player, everyone who is a coach, everyone who is not involved in the World Cup but could be in that position, I think all of us, we are feeling really, really sorry for them because it is a historical moment, a moment that will remain forever the same way.
Brazil played like they didn’t want to be there after the first goal. Muller was left wide open on the left side of the net on a corner for that first goal, and from there is what downhill. Germany’s a great team, but Brazil seemed to not have a plan, and just melted after they went down 1-0. I thought Germany would win, but this was a shock.
I was in Brazil for just one World Cup game, and found the Brazilian people very gracious and nice. I feel bad for them that it ended in this fashion. Better had they lost 2-0, or in OT etc. However, it’s a sport, and anything can happen. I’m sure Germany has had teams that could have won the Cup, but didn’t in the past.
Is that one of the midfielders?
Brazil looked like the Faeroe Islands out there in that six minutes.
Will Brazil Show up for the Third Place game? Or will they fold like the US Hockey team in the recent Winter Olympics?
Yep. Same here.
7 :1 ,now there is a satisfying result.
Tonight, the big one....HOLLAND v Argentina.
No bias or anything,,,,, Gaan Netherlands ! *Whistling*
The fan feedback images & vids are hilarious and much better than the “action” photos from the match itself
Sorry the Dutch came up short. They were cutting it a little too close, shoot out with Costa Rica too. Teams in added extra time should do every measure to try to get the score to avoid the shootout.