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Maybe, just maybe, those taunting cries of "Messi, Messi, Messi" that follow Cristiano Ronaldo everywhere will grow fainter.
Netherlands left back Jetro Willems will become the youngest player at a European Championship when he was picked to start against Denmark in Saturday's Group B opener.
Denmark pulled off the first big surprise of the European Championship with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Saturday in Group B.
The Netherlands' World Cup team was honored by Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende at the start of a hectic day of celebrations for the tournament runner-up on Tuesday.
The Netherlands' World Cup team has been honored by Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende at the start of a hectic day of celebrations for the tournament runner-up.
Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Amsterdam's web of canals to cheer the World Cup runner-up Netherlands as the team cruised the waterways, swigging beer and blowing vuvuzelas, in an open-top boat on Tuesday.
Spain rules the soccer world, winning the World Cup at long, long last.
Andres Iniesta scored with four minutes of extra time remaining Sunday to give Spain a deserved 1-0 win over the Netherlands and a first World Cup title.
The Dutch are preparing for another challenge tonight in the World Cup semifinal with Uruguay.
Impressive as Arjen Robben and his Dutch teammates were in advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals, they seek much more.
"Ronaldo got so much criticism in his first games and he is back now," Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk said. "This is how fast it can change."
"It is such a clear penalty, and then you likely get a draw," Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said.