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Dutch stun World Cup champions Spain

SALVADOR: Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the Netherlands avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat to Spain with a record 5-1 drubbing of the defending champions on Friday. Van Persie pounced in each half as the Dutch recovered from a controversial Xabi Alonso penalty to inflict a crushing defeat on the reigning kings of world and European football. Stefan De Vrij got Holland’s other goal as Spain slumped to the heaviest defeat ever inflicted at a World Cup on the reigning champions. It was Spain’s worst defeat in more than half a century, coming 51 years after a 6-2 defeat to Scotland in 1963. Thousands of fans gathered in Madrid to watch the game on giant screens were left stunned into silence by th...

June 14, 2014 at 10:35 am | News Desk