Uruguay vs Netherlands Semi-finals Online Live Streaming

Uruguay vs Netherlands Quarter-final FIFA World Cup 2010 free online live Streaming
Venue: Cape Town
Date: Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Kick-off: 19:30 BST

Uruguay vs Netherlands Quarter-final Match Preview
Uruguay will be looking to qualify to their first World Cup final in more than six decades when they take on Netherlands in their semi final clash on Tuesday.

The South American side were not expected to progress this far in the competition and needed an element of luck in order to beat Ghana in the quarter finals. Ghana had taken the lead through Sulley Muntari but Diego Forlan equalized in the second half before Ghana were denied an extra time winner as Asamoah Gyan hit the bar from penalty spot before Uruguay prevailed in the penalty shootout.

Netherlands on the other hand qualified for their second semi final in their last three appearances after pulling off one of the biggest upsets by beating Brazil in the quarter final. The Dutch had gone behind thanks to Robinho in the first half, but an own goal by Felipe Melo and another by Wesley Sneijder helped them secure a 2-1 win.

The Dutch will be without Gregory van der Wiel and Nigel de Jong both of whom are suspended for the game while Joris Mathijsen is a major doubt after missing the quarter finals due to an injury. Uruguay on the other hand will be without Luis Suarez who was sent off while Jorge Fucile is suspended.

Uruguay vs Netherlands Head-to-head:

- The Dutch beat the Uruguayans 2-0 in their opening game at the 1974 World Cup. Johnny Rep scored both goals, while Uruguay had Juan Montero Castillo sent off. Diego Forlan's father, Pablo, played in the match.

- The only other meeting since then was a friendly in Montevideo in 1980 that the home side won 2-0.

- Uruguay also beat the Dutch on the way to winning Olympic gold in 1924 and 1928.


- Uruguay are in the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1970, when they lost 3-1 to Brazil.

- They have conceded only two goals in five games in South Africa.

- Uruguay are unbeaten in their last seven World Cup games, including their last two group matches in 2002 (which were both drawn).

- They won the tournament in 1930 and 1950, though the second of their triumphs did not come in an orthodox "final". Instead they competed in a four-team group stage, overtaking Brazil with victory against them in their final game.


- The Netherlands have won five consecutive World Cup matches for the first time. This beats their previous best run of four in 1974, when they reached the final.

- Van Marwijk's side are on a 24-match unbeaten run, a record for the Dutch. Their last defeat was in September 2008 (a 2-1 loss to Australia in Eindhoven).

- They have won each of their last three matches 2-1.

- Wesley Sneijder has scored six goals in his last seven internationals.
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