Wednesday, 7th July 2010

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has hailed the country’s progression to the World Cup final as "special" and is already dreaming of meeting Germany in Johannesburg. 

Having scraped past Uruguay 3-2 last night, Van Marwijk praised his side and said: "This is very special. After 32 years we play in the final again. Such a small country can be so very proud."

The Dutch coach then cast his mind back to the country’s meeting with West Germany in 1974, a game Van Marwijk believes they should have won. The Oranje boss said that on that occasion Holland played "a wonderful match" that they "should have won". While revenge is not a word Van Marwijk will utter, it will undoubtedly be on the lips of many a Dutchman.



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