"It's special that we start the World Cup against the opponent we faced in the final four years ago," Van Persie said. "It's beautiful that we immediately get the chance to put that (defeat) right."
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"Unbelievable," Van Persie said of the victory. "For the whole Netherlands, this is a dream come true."
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