In preparations for Holland's opening encounter against Denmark, Sneijder was captured by television cameras with this impeccable backheel finish.
Sure, he might have been showing off a little, but that in no way undermines the quality and sublime touch showed in the finish—which even brought about a smile from the Dutchman.
Sneijder battled several injuries throughout the year, and picked up a similar injury in his side's opening-round shock loss to Denmark—going down 1-0. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but any time spent not on the pitch must be considered a loss for the Dutch.
He is without doubt one of the top midfielders of the tournament and would represent a huge blow to Holland's chances should he be ruled out for any upcoming matches.
Maybe it was all this fancy goal scoring that did it.
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