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And now they've proven everyone wrong. Now to the other side.Cities, neighborhoods and living rooms across the Netherlands fell silent at the final whistle.
There was huge disappointment at the nation's failure... once again to win a World Cup final. Authorities in Amsterdam had planned for up to 1 million people to attend a victory parade on Tuesday. But as tens of thousands of supporters watched the game progress at the Museum-plein in the city, the fans' faces painted a different picture, as they watched the World Cup title slip away for a THIRD time.
A Dutch soccer fan said, "Let's kill the, what is it? The octopus, this octopus."
Aother fan said, "It's a disappointment of course because we were really yelling for the dutch team of course. It's a disappointment."
One of the Duthch soccer fans said, "Well I think I would have felt better if the real goal of Spain was actually legit because it wasn't and now I feel like I could kill the referee but it was a good match, it was very exciting. So it's ok, we are still second and that's a very good place for us."
|Fans of the Dutch soccer team react at the end of the World Cup |
soccer final match between Netherlands and Spain in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, Sunday, July 11, 2010. The Dutch lost the final with
a 0-1 score to Spain.(AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)