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  • Netherlands 1-0 Japan: Sneidjer blasts

    Dutch paving the way to escape back to the second round after winning the match in Group E. Japan they are subjected with the score 1-0, Saturday (06/19/2010).

    Wesley Sneijder was the hero of the victory "Lion Orange" through his blast in minute 52. Inter Milan midfielder was breaking into the home goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a hard shot from outside the penalty box.

    This victory makes steady Netherlands lead the standings with six points, and has a great opportunity of qualifying for the round of 16. The first three points were achieved when the Danish overcome 2-0.

    Meanwhile, Japan had to fight again in the third game after winning 1-0 in the first game against Cameroon. Cs last opponent Daisuke Matsui is Danish, which at midnight will duel against Cameroon.

    The game

    The Netherlands took the initiative immediately after the attack the referee's whistle sounded kickoff Argentine Hector Baldassi. The composition of the same players as when they beat the Danes, as well as the starting line-up of Japan, which has not changed from the party to face Cameroon.

    The first incursion into the heart of Japan's defense made Robin van Persie in the fourth minute, but no friends are welcome at the mouth of the goal. Yuki Nazakawa secure, Korner for the Netherlands. There was no opportunity to continue from there.

    The children begin to master Bert van Marwijk Possession ball. Sneijder in the eighth minute off a direct free kick, but it bounced. Statistics noted, insofar as they do 33 passing, versus just 13 for Japan.

    A minute later the ball longer circulating in the area of 16 meters of Japan. Dirk Kuyt do salto to welcome feedback Giovanni van Bronckhorst, but the ball players were confronted by opponents.

    Japan is slowly beginning to break away from the Dutch pressure. Makoto Hasebe make the first shot, off the left of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

    Since then the game started well balanced, alternating ball moving region but rarely reaches the penalty box began. Japan actually began more active in attacking the 1988 European champions.

    At Menti 32 Stekelenburg was threatened by a free kick, and Tulio's header in the 35th minute off a little. Ajax goalkeeper had to make a rescue on Matsui kick from in front of the penalty box.

    Netherlands hampered by an increase in Japanese games, until the first round is completed, the score remained at 0-0.

    Netherlands in the second round started with a typical, straight strikes. Van Persie Van Brockhorst crossing heading right at the mouth of the goal, but not strong. Kawashima easy to reduce these opportunities.

    Next-kick Van Persie back flat not produce a goal, but living dealing with Kawashima. In the 50th minute Tulio to secure the ball Van der Vaart's free kick.

    Entering 52 minutes, there was turmoil in Japan's penalty box. Van Persie received a wild ball, and pushing it outward. Sneijder was there, and with a hard kick he sent the ball toward the goal. Kawashima brushed it off, but the ball was too strong and remain lodged in the post. Gol.

    That's the second Sneijder scored in two matches against Japan. He scored one goal in the teams first meeting in Enschede in September. At that time the Dutch won 3-0.

    Japan looks to interfere with these goals, even though their game is good enough. Driven by Yasuhito Endo, Takeshi Okada care team tried to raise the tempo of attack. The Netherlands is made in the standby state by several raids Keisuka Honda et al.

    Netherlands awaiting the moment of striking back. On 84 minutes Van Persie Kawashima goalkeeper failed to conquer, as well as Ibrahim Affelay three minutes later. Both players are wasting a golden opportunity for living dealing with the opponent goalkeeper.

    Van Persie pulled out and replaced later Klaas Jan Huntelaar. So far Arsenal striker is still barren even have enough opportunities.

    Japan still has a chance at the last minute, close-range shot but substitute Shinji Okazaki, who overshadowed Joris Mathijsen, soaring above the crossbar.

    In days Nagatomo seek additional penalties after a drop in the box by Nigel de Jong forbidden, but the referee ignored. Last game finished, the Netherlands still come out a winner. Japan has been doing good business.

    Team Line-up:
    Netherlands: Maarten Stekelenburg; 2-Gregory van der Wiel, 3-John Heitinga, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 7-Dirk Kuyt, Mark van Bommel six-, 10-Wesley Sneijder (20-Ibrahim Afellay 83) , 8-Nigel de Jong, 23-Rafael van der Vaart (17-Eljero Elia 72); 9-Robin van Persie (21-Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 88).

    Japan: 21-Eiji Kawashima; 2-Yuki Abe, 22-Yuji Nakazawa, 4-Tulio, 3-Yuichi Komano; 5-Yuto Nagatomo, 16-Yoshito Okubo (11-Keiji Tamada 77), 7-Yasuhito Endo, 17 - Makoto Hasebe (9-Shinji Okazaki 77), 8-Daisuke Matsui (10-Shunsuke Nakamura 64), 18-of Keisuke Honda.


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