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Netherlands vs Germany Preview Euro 2012

June 13, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist — Kharkiv
Referee:‬ J. Eriksson

Here is and the big derby which is eagerly anticipated even before the start of the championships, and now seems to have gained additional charm and will be a lot more interesting.

It was expected that at this point both selections have three points and that this match will decides, who will be the first in the group, but the Dutch surprisely lost from Denmark and currently have no points, while the Germans have not thrilled against Portugal, but they still have expected three points.

These two selections in the past played a huge number of matches , mostly friendlies, so it was and the last in that categoryin Hamburg,where Germans resolve it to their advantage with a convincing 3-0.

At the world championships they met three times, with two wins of Germany and the one draw,while on the European Championships they met five times and the Netherlands celebrated twice, the Germans once, and the last match at Euro 2004 was ended 1:1.

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Yi-Long1634d ago

... instead of Van Persie. Huntelaar has the MUCH better trackrecord in the Oranje squad.

I also hope Robben will play from the left wing instead of the right, cause right now he's just turning inside and blasting shots into the audience. We need people on the wings who STAY on the wings and just cross the balls in.

Would also be nice if we'd replace either Van Bommel or De Jong with a slightly more attacking midfielder.

Really not sure what to expect from the match though. Germany is probably the best team, but they also aren't in form yet, and neither are we. It all kinda depends on which players will be playing in Oranje tonight. Will Van Marwijk once again pick those who keep disappointing the nation, or is he ready to replace some of them with our eager players on the bench (Huntelaar, Vd Vaart, Kuyt, Narsingh, etc).

If Holland loses this match, it will be all over.