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Dutch team U20 lose on penalties (PSV.nl)

26 jun 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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Then Dutch team U20 did not succeed in reaching the World Cup semi finals. The team of coach Foppe de Haan were eliminated after a truly nerve-racking, longest penalty shoot out ever. 24 penalty kicksAs many as 24 penalties were taken before there was a result. When all 22 players had taken their penalties (both countries missed two of them), substitute Collins John was again at the spot kick. The Nigerian keeper stopped his effort and when the Nigerians defender Taiwo did not fail, Holland had been beaten 10-9 and were knocked out of the World Cup. The final score was 1-1 and no goals were scored in extra time.Vlaar"Oranje" had a poor start to their World Cup quarter final game, as Nigeria took a first minute lead. Defender Vlaar headed home the equalizer straight after the restart. The Dutch did not meet the high expectations and the pace of the game was low. Nigeria will now face Morocco in the semi finals and the World Cup dream of the Dutch team that grew popular by the day is over.