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Oranje prove too strong for World Champions

Netherlands/ Italy

After the sheer boredom of watching one not-my-fault shrug of defiance after another in the France/ Romania game, we really needed something to stop Group C becoming the ‘Group of Dull’. Without the two best keepers in the tournament, this classic game would have had a much bigger scoreline. Great stuff.

After last night, the Netherlands’ odds on winning the competition were slashed to 11/2, putting them just behind Germany and Portugal as third favourites. Italy and their shaky defence (!), on the other hand, are all the way down at 12/1.

Also, it was great to see that Materazzi was the first player to be pulled off at the Wankdorf.

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