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Netherlands vs Uruguay: Three reasons why Uruguay will win

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(Read caption) URUGUAY VS NETHERLANDS: Uruguay's Diego Forlán celebrates after scoring a goal during Friday's World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. He will be key to Uruguay's chances of winning today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal.

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Don't count Uruguay out of today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal. The team has impressed at every stage of this World Cup with its rock-solid defense, deadly counterattack, and the scoring genius of one of the Cup's best strikers, Diego Forlán.

Sure, the Dutch knocked out favorites Brazil in the quarterfinal, but Uruguay's defense can choke the life out of even the most creative offense.

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Here are the top three reasons why Uruguay will beat the Netherlands today:


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