Papa, I'm going 1-0 Netherlands, RVP penalty.
Kevbo, without wanting to go too deep into it, the rivalry stemmed from the invasion and subsequent occupation during WWII. During the 60s and the 70s it was still very potent. It's dwindled now, thankfully, though there are always small factions who want to revive it. In this, they're not so different from the knuckle-dragging English supporters who rear their sloping heads every now and then to chant about 'Ten German Bombers'.
Jim, because Iain always guesses the correct score - it's not fair on the rest of us.
Jim, they've learned through bitter experience not to ask me for my prediction! But because it's you, I think the Dutch will win in ET
Such a strange semi-final, this. It's not a vintage Dutch team, it's a functional, disciplined one with Robben in the form of his life up front. As for Argentina, I honestly don't think they've played anywhere near their capabilities yet. The win over Belgium was decent enough, but there's been nothing in single goal victories over Bosnia, Iran, Nigeria and Switzerland to mark them out as favourites. And yet one of these teams is 90 minutes away from the final!
var, I;m going 1-0 Ned, an RVP penalty.
I really want the Dutch to win for no other reason than that I want to see Brazil play Argentina on Saturday.
Morty, by all means go for it, but chances are you'll miss something ridiculous!
I'm going to say 2-1 Argentina. I think Higuain can sit farther forward against the three Dutch defenders and cause some problems
Cheers blytzus, welcome back!
Demichelis may be slow, Anon, but he'll know where Robben is running before Robben has even decided for himself. The first ten yards are in his head.