The Orange blossom: Netherlands’ Andre Ooijer, center right, and Netherlands’ Wesley Sneijder, celebrate their historic come from behind World Cup win over Brazil today (AP Photos).
The game of the tournament produced the result of the tournament so far in an enthralling back and forth contest worthy of the World Cup.
Disciplinarian Dunga will not be happy with the way his team lost their composure and went a man down after an unnecessary stamp by a clearly rattled Felipe Melo as the Dutch pressed in the second half. And an incredible save by the Dutch goalkeeper at about the half hour mark in the first half kept the Netherlands in the game.
A frustrated Brazilian coach Dunga reacts angrily as he sees his side blow a lead – and the game – against the Netherlands today.
Incidentally, it should be acknowledged after what we’ve previously seen in the tournament that this was a superbly officiated game that allowed the players decide the result.
And does this install the Dutch as tournament favorites now?
Next up: Ghana-Uruguay at 11:30 a.m.