Fifa World Cup.
their first World Cup final since 1978 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over
Maximiliano Pereira scored Uruguay’s second goal, but Holland hung on as the
South Americans fought till the final whistle.
either Spain or Germany in an all-European final. For the second World Cup
running no South American country would contest the final since Brazil in
destroyers when they scored decisive goals two minutes apart in the 70th and
from captain Giovanni van Bronckhorst, which caught goalkeeper Fernando Muslera
Forlán hit another scorcher to level matters in the 41st minute.
against South Africa in the group stages. The Atlético Madrid
striker leads by example, from the front.
way back into the game as it progressed after allowing Holland to dictate terms
hard-working Luis Suárez, who missed the game through suspension, when they
failed to trouble the Dutch defence in the opening stages of the game.
the ball, hence Robben and Sneijder were quiet by their standards in the first
But everything changed in the second stanza.