woensdag 16 juni 2010
Netherlands - Japan
Match 25 - Group E - 19 June
When talking to avid Dutch supporters, it always feels like football is some kind of war for them. They don't like the Germans, they have a problem with the Argentinians, and now there is Japan. During the Second World War many Dutch in Indonesia (what were they doing there???) were put in concentration camps by the Japanese. And some of the older generations still resent Japan for that.
Here at the World Cup tension will probably be less tense, since the Dutch won their first game against Denmark and this Group of Life should prove no problem for them. Let's be honest, with a Fifa ranking of 19 (Cameroon), 36 (Denmark) and 45 (Japan) it should be a walk in the park for the Dutch.
Our prediction : Netherlands 2 - Japan 0 (probably an own goal by the Japanse)