2010 FIFA World Cup: How the Dutch Mastered Brazil

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2010 FIFA World Cup: How the Dutch Mastered Brazil

It may have been a game between two of the pre-tournament favorites, but Holland eliminating Brazil in the quarterfinals still ranks as one of the surprise results of the World Cup so far.

Brazil had taken an early lead through on a Robinho goal and looked set to ease its way to a place in the semifinals.

But a second-half blunder on defense allowed Holland back into the game, before Wesley Sneijder won the game with a headed goal.

For all Brazil’s first-half domination, Holland managed to prevent A Selecao from playing its usual game, which gave the Dutch a platform to stage their dramatic second-half comeback.

Here are the ways Bert Van Marwijk’s Dutch team managed to beat Brazil.

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