PEEEEP PEEEP PEEP. Well that’s quite an upset. How many pools are ruined? Brazil’s cockiness were their undoing as the Dutch put in a workmanlike effort mixed in with some great skill and are deserved semi-finalists. Sneijder will challenge Messi as the best player in the world. Maicon who?
3 minutes of extra time
89:00 - Dani Alves calls upon all of creation to supplement him with power but his free kick hits the wall.
88:00 – Kuyt showing that he does possess fine ball skills as he waltzes through the Brazilian defense. A slight hesitation is his undoing as he is finally tackled at the edge of the box.
85:00 – RVP off Huntelaar on
84:00 - A lovely bit of passing and skill from RVP and Sneijder almost makes it 3-1 but Julio Cesar does well to save.
82:00 - Corners from Brazil are giving them opportunities. Some go agonizingly wide.
80:00 - Jubalani 3 – RVP 0
77:00 – Nilmar on, Fabiano off. This is shaping up to be an exciting 13 minutes… SECOND BLOODY MARY DOWN AND DUSTED
76:00 - AWESOME. Ref accidentally pulled out the wrong card but caught himself and apologized. Yellow card to a dutch defender. Should have eaten proper food today.
73:00 – Things getting worse for the Brazilians as Felipo Melo gets red carded for a stamp on Robben. That was born out of frustration.
68:00 – GOOOOOOOOAALLLLLLL – SNEIJDER with a header of a corner. Kuyt with flick on header to a completely unmarked Sneijder who steers home. Brazil 1 – Holland 2
66:00 – Dutch looking more dangerous. People around me looking more attractive!
60:00 – ESPN just flash that it was an own goal. REALLY? the ball was going in the direction of the goal; if it hits a defender it is still a goal. An own goal is when the ball was not going to go in, but the opponent touches it and it goes in…that was Sneijders goal.
59:00 - Kaka has not mastered the Jubalani as his cross balloons over the intended striker.
53:00 – GOOOOOAAAALLLL. A cross/shot from Sneijder comes of Juan’s head and settles in the back of the net. Not an own goal. A little calamity from the Brazilian defense brings life back into this game. Holland 1 – Brazil 1
46:00 - Once again Robben demonstrates that he prefers his left peg as his shot rebounds of a Brazilian defender
TWEEEEEET game back on and Brazil kick it off
PEEEEEP – halftime
45:00 – Chants of “Get a right foot” across the bar as Robben is wide open with a chance to shoot but puts on his left and 3 Brazilian defenders are there to block it.
40:00 – Gap in commentary as I order another round of breakfast
32:00 - Brazil firing on all cylinders and reaching top gear. Bastos just passes with a the type of ball skill that no other Left back can do. A sort of C walk skip tap. Bloody Mary number 1 DONE!
31:00 – Stekelenburg makes a fine save from a Kaka curling shot.
25:00 – Juan gets a chance to one time it from 8 yards out but he boots like all good defenders do!
20:00 – Van Persie tries some trickery but Juan is having none of it and stops him emphatically.
16:00 - Silva makes a poor challenge on Robben about 30 yards from goal and the Dutch get a free kick. Jubalani 1 – RVP 0
11:00 – The Dutch answer right back as Kuyt forces a save from Cesar but the resulting corner comes to nothing.
10:00 – GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALL – Robinho latches onto possibly the pass of the tournament from Felipo Melo, who threads the defense with a splitting ball from his own half, as Robinho makes an incredible run, latches onto it and sends it past Stekelenburg. Brazil 1 – Holland 0
8:00 – Brazil put the ball in the back of the net with some slick passing but Dani Alves was correctly ruled
6:00 – Brazil at their passing best as they plinko the ball from their half into the Dutch box, but the Oranje defend well.
3:00 – Good super slow mo of an angry Robinho.
1:00 - Kuyt sends in a speculative ball and Van Persie is shoved in the back but it’s too early for a penalty!
TWEEEEEET and the Dutch kick it of.
National anti-discrimination day in South Africa? or is it Fifa thing. Either way, a nice sentiment.
The bar seems to have mainly manic Dutch fans and one Brazilian in the corner.
Sipping on the BM. Steve mad an extra strong one for me today…the dear!
Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Dani Alves, Felipe Melo, Silva, Kaka, Robinho, Luis Fabiano.
Subs: Gomes, Luisao, Thiago Silva, Gilberto, Josue, Julio Baptista, Kleberson, Nilmar, Grafite, Doni.
Holland: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt, van Persie.
Subs: Vorm, Boulahrouz, Ooijer, De Zeeuw, Braafheid, Elia, Schaars, Babel, Afellay, Huntelaar, Van der Vaart, Boschker.
Welcome to the first quarter final and what a match. This could very easily be a final. Brazil will be reaching their peak and the Dutch have had an easy run of it though haven’t been impressive…yet!