United Rant Live! Germany v Holland

Germany versus Holland in one of the iconic fixtures in the international football calendar, invoking memories of the 1974 World Cup final, and the feisty clash between the sides at the 1990 version of the competition. Those are just two in 38 fixtures between the countries that remain the best of enemies. There is unlikely to be any love lost when the sides meet once again, in Khakiv, at Euro 2012.

Following Holland’s surprise loss to Denmark on match-day one, Bert van Marwjick’s men desperately need the points in the industrial Ukrainian town, while Germany is looking to build on a narrow win over Portugal. Indeed, a Germany win will send Joachim Löw’s men into the next round, and Holland out of the tournament.

There’s tangential Manchester United interest in this clash, with the perennial tabloid column-filler Wesley Sneijder starting for Holland, while young midfielder Keving Strootman should also be involved. On the German side former United trainee Ron-Robert Zieler will be on the bench.

Join United Rant for our latest live blog at Euro 2012, with Ed and Jony Ball from around 7pm, with preamble and Portugal – Denmark updates 5pm.



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  1. Alfonso BedoyaAlfonso Bedoya says

    The Dutch are self destructing again… still… this might be a crackin game.
    Portugal ahead 2-0… the Dutch will have to win, or they’re out.

    “Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don’t need badges. I don’t have to show you any stinking badges, you god-damned cabrón and ching’ tu madre! Come out from that shit-hole of yours. I have to speak to you.”

  2. han says

    sheesh said:
    Come on Deutschland.

    Edit- 1 nil. Get in.

    why do u want the krauts to win?
    btw its 2-0
    making the clog wearers look like right fannies as well

  3. sheesh says

    I have a lot of respect for German football teams. Germans don’t usually fuck about in international tournaments.

  4. dozer says

    Lol, the rogue cunts are out. Destroyed by the serial bottler Gomez of all people, in fairness, he’s been fantastic today.

  5. han says

    sheesh said:
    I have a lot of respect for German football teams. Germans don’t usually fuck about in international tournaments.

    respect i understand and agree with
    but wanting them to win is a bit too much for me
    i’m no holland fan but looks like they will be going home

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