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Netherlands beaten on penalties by Uruguay

Published: Wednesday 8 June 2011, 23.30CET
Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands (Uruguay win 4-3 on pens)
Liverpool FC strikers Luis Suárez and Dirk Kuyt traded late goals before the home side claimed the Copa Confraternidad on spot kicks in Montevideo.
by Berend Scholten
Netherlands beaten on penalties by Uruguay
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 8 June 2011, 23.30CET

Netherlands beaten on penalties by Uruguay

Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands (Uruguay win 4-3 on pens)
Liverpool FC strikers Luis Suárez and Dirk Kuyt traded late goals before the home side claimed the Copa Confraternidad on spot kicks in Montevideo.

Uruguay 1-1 Netherlands (Uruguay won 4-3 on pens)
Dirk Kuyt struck in added time but the South American side eventually prevailed on spot kicks to claim the the Copa Confraternidad title.

The Netherlands, top of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E, fell behind in Montevideo to a Luis Suárez strike nine minutes from time. Suárez's Liverpool FC strike partner Dirk Kuyt equalised in added time, however, before matters were decided in a penalty shoot-out.

In a repeat of the 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-final, in which the Oranje prevailed 3-2, Edinson Cavani had the best first-half chance to break the deadlock but saw his header cleared off the line by Erik Pieters. He played a pivotal role in his team finally finding the net, though, beating Jeffrey Bruma before pulling back for Suárez to finish.

Although Kuyt struck back, penalties ensued in order to decide the Copa Confraternidad title. Robin van Persie and Eljero Elia both missed from the spot to enable Uruguay to triumph and claim a measure of revenge for last summer's loss in South Africa. "It was a very useful experience," said Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk, whose team drew 0-0 with Brazil on Saturday. "We could even have won these two matches and that is a compliment to the players."

 
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Lineups

Uruguay

Uruguay

Netherlands

Netherlands

MusleraFernando Muslera (GK)
KrulTim Krul (GK)
Maxi PereiraMaxi Pereira
Yellow Card75
PietersErik Pieters
LuganoDiego Lugano
Substitution78
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
Substitution46
GodínDiego Godín
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
Martín CáceresMartín Cáceres
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
RamirezGaston Ramirez
Substitution46
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Yellow Card26
Substitution60
PérezDiego Pérez
Yellow Card23
Substitution62
N. de JongNigel de Jong
Yellow Card57
Substitution64
ArévaloEgidio Arévalo
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
SuárezLuis Suárez
Goal82
Substitution88
Van PersieRobin van Persie
ForlánDiego Forlán
Substitution77
KuytDirk Kuyt
Goal90
Substitution90
CavaniEdinson Cavani
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Substitution80

Substitutes

VictorinoMauricio Victorino
Substitution78
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
Substitution46
Yellow Card78
LodeiroNicolás Lodeiro
Substitution46
SchaarsStijn Schaars
Substitution60
EgurenSebastián Eguren
Substitution62
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
Substitution64
Álvaro PereiraÁlvaro Pereira
Substitution88
EliaEljero Elia
Substitution90
HernándezAbel Hernández
Substitution77
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
Substitution80

Coach

Óscar Tabárez (URU) Bert van Marwijk (NED)

Referee

Nestor Fabian Pitana (ARG)

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