The Netherlands rallied to an emphatic 5-1 victory over reigning world champions Spain in their opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Friday evening. Although the Netherlands is traditionally regarded as one of the strongest footballing countries in the world, few expected the “Oranje” to stand a genuine chance in Brazil. One night in Salvador, however, has changed a lot.
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Oranje dismantle Spain
The Oranje dismantled an uninspired Spanish side with a brace apiece from Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben, who alongside Wesley Sneijder are the two the brightest stars of the Dutch side.