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Netherlands Beats Slovakia 2-1 At World Cup

DURBAN, South Africa  Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder scored in each half Monday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Slovakia and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Dutch went ahead in
PTI June 28, 2010 23:11 IST
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DURBAN, South Africa  Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder scored in each half Monday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Slovakia and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

The Dutch went ahead in the 18th minute when Robben cut inside from the right flank and found the target with a low, precise shot from 20 meters (yards). Sneijder doubled the lead into an empty net in the 84th.

Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg preserved the win with two key saves in the 67th, and the Dutch extended their team-record unbeaten streak to 23 games.

Robert Vittek pulled one back for Slovakia from the penalty spot in injury time.

In the quarterfinals, the Netherlands will face either five-time champion Brazil or Chile. AP