Thursday, July 1, 2010
A classic game between Brazil and Holland deserves as much attention as Argentina gegen Deutschland. Holland, led by Wesley Snijder brilliant playmaking abilities and superb form of Arjen Robben with a deadly van Persie up front, will be more than enough to see another quarterfinal exit by Brazil (1-0 loss to France in 2006 with a memorable Zidane's pass to Henry). Brazil does have a great talent on the team (when didn't they have it?) but all signs point to triumph of the Dutch cold tactic combined with an offensive brilliance. Kaka has not been the same this year, Robinho and Fabiano are more than capable of taking over a game but it takes a team to beat a great opponent. Brazil has not shown it in this WC unlike Argentina with a genius Messi having a great supportive cast. Holland is better, Holland will win and secure its first WC final since 1978.