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Uruguay and the Netherlands: The burden of history

The burden of history is weighed heavily on both Uruguay and the Netherlands ahead of a semi-final, today.

Uruguay had the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, in the semi-finals in 1954 and 1970. While Orange tornado is famous for force power of players like Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens and Johnny Rep-1970s and had two other finals in 1974, 1978. The last semi-final to the Netherlands was reached in 1998, the year they lost to Brazil by the Rivalado, Ronaldo, Dunga ...

In this battle, Wesley Sneijder will continue to be the bandmaster for the midfield - four players help the striker Van Persie at the top. Arjen Robben as well as an arrow other fire, a player can score goals, create opportunities and make the kicks. Netherlands will not have right defender Gregory van der Wiel and midfielder Nigel de Jong because of cards. Demy de Zeeuw and Khalid Boulahrouz who can replace the two positions.

Uruguay is struggling with a variety of players absent because of the cards and injuries. Key striker Luis Suarez, who has continued to "terrorists" in the Dutch defense in the past three years in the Ajax Amsterdam shirt, will not be there after he rescued the ball by hand in the match against Ghana. Similarly, defender Jorge Fucile also can not be present after the second yellow card against Ghana. Midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro leave the tournament officially due to fractured left foot, while captain Diego Lugano is also having problems with his knee ligaments.

With the absence Suarez, the burden of scoring goals will lie on the shoulders Diego Forlan, who scored the equalizer in the match against Ghana. Coach Oscar Tabarez said that "Netherlands is a very difficult team but not insurmountable".


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