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For the first time, the Netherlands play Latvia with both teams hoping that their opening games against the Czech Republic and Germany have not left them with a mountain to climb in Braga as the other two Group D teams play in Lisbon.
In the pre-tournament betting, the Netherlands' odds to win this game were shorter than for any team in any other match. But the Dutch have had a habit in past tournament of infuriating their fans.
They can also come good to superb effect, as they did in the play-offs to reach this competition, when having finished second in their qualifying group and lost the first leg of their play-off in Scotland, they produced a stunning 6-0 win to blow away the Scots and secure a place in Portugal.
Masters of surprise
Then again, that day Latvia were expected to see their 1-0 advantage slip away in Turkey, and indeed they did go 2-0 down before coming back to draw 2-2 on the night, and qualify 3-2 on aggregate against a team who reached the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. That is a line of form to give Latvia hope of upsetting the odds.
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