Netherlands: 4 Things That Caused Them to Crash out of Euro 2012

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Netherlands: 4 Things That Caused Them to Crash out of Euro 2012
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Before Euro 2012 started, I had pegged The Netherlands as one of the favourites.

After all, they'd reached the World Cup Final two years ago and they were impressive in the qualifying stage for the tournament.

The Dutch team that showed up in Poland and Ukraine was completely different.

They looked bereft of ideas and confidence.

Their big players generally went missing and they played as if they had the weight of the world on their shoulders.

It's one of the shocks of the tournament that they've been knocked out, scoring only two goals and failing to earn a single point.

I'm going to look at four reasons why they crashed out of the tournament.

Feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comments section below. Let's get started!

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