FIFA World Cup™ 2010: Preview - Netherlands vs Slovakia





NED vs SVK

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa ™ - Round of 16
Date
Time
Venue
Referee
: 28 June 2010 (RSA)/28 June 2010 (IDN)
: 16:00 (RSA)/21:00 WIB (IDN) (live RCTI)
: Durban Stadium, Durban City, South Africa
: Alberto UNDIANO (ESP)

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The Round of 16 game between the Netherlands and Slovakia pits one of the tournament favourites against a nation making its first FIFA World Cup™ appearance in its own right. Despite the obvious contrast between the star-studded Oranje and their lesser-known but close-knit rivals, it promises to be a fascinating duel.

In contrast to a number of Europe’s other big guns, the Oranje managed to assert their authority in their section, Group E, in which they were never seriously troubled. After beating Denmark 2-0 in their opener, they defeated Japan 1-0 to secure their berth in the Round of 16 before taking on an already-eliminated Cameroon in their first-phase fixture. Coach Bert van Marwijk used the occasion to run the rule over some of some of his squad players, and still came out 2-1 winners. The Netherlands’ strength in depth, along with the return to fitness of stand-out winger Arjen Robben, suggests the team are strong title contenders, though they will not be underestimating opponents that have already created one of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far by undoing Italy.

For their part, Slovakia took some time to find top gear, but when they did it proved too much for the reigning world champions. The central Europeans showed their inexperience at this level in allowing New Zealand to secure a late equaliser in their opening fixture, and then were outplayed in a 2-0 reverse by Paraguay. However, they upset the form book with a gritty and skilled display to secure a memorable 3-2 win that put Italy out of the FIFA World Cup.

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::: HEAD TO HEAD :::

Since using the name of Slovakia, both teams have not met before.

Netherlands
Slovakia
-
-
-
-
-
-
Match Played
Wins
Draws
Losses
Goal For
Goal Against
-
-
-
-
-
-

But both teams have met nine times while still using the name of Czechoslovakia.

Netherlands
Czechoslovakia
9
2
1
6
8
17
Match Played
Wins
Draws
Losses
Goal For
Goal Against
9
6
1
2
17
8


FIFA World Cup™


DateHomeScoreAway
05/06/1938TCH
3-0 a.e.t
NED

Continental Final

DateHomeScoreAway
17/06/1980
16/06/1976
NED
TCH
1-1 (0-1)
3-1 a.e.t (1-1, 1-0)
TCH
NED

Friendly

DateHomeScoreAway
10/09/1986
30/08/1972
16/04/1969
06/11/1966
30/10/1960
29/05/1932
TCH
TCH
NED
NED
TCH
NED
1-0 (1-0)
1-2 (0-1)
2-0 (0-0)
1-2 (0-1)
4-0 (2-0)
1-2 (1-1)
NED
NED
TCH
TCH
NED
TCH

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ALLIEV PACITAN's PREDICTION

36 : 33 : 31

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