Kuyt helps Holland to World Cup Final

Holland 3-2 Uruguay
There was delight for Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt this evening as Holland beat Uruguay 3-2 in the World Cup Semi-Final at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town to book themselves a place in Sunday’s Final.

After impressive first half strikes from Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Diego Forlan saw the teams go in level at the break, the Dutch were given a stroke of luck when Wesley Sneijder’s shot found its way into the back of the net with 20 minutes to go.

July 06, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - epa02238938 Dutch national players (back row L-R) Maarten Stekelenburg, Joris Mathijsen, John Heitinga, Robin van Persie, Dirk Kuyt, Mark van Bommel; (front row L-R) Khalid Boulahrouz, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Demy de Zeeuw pose for photographers during the FIFA World Cup 2010 semi final match between Uruguay and Netherlands at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 06 July 2010.

Just minutes later Holland put the game beyond the South Americans when Kuyt provided a great cross which Arjen Robben met and headed home Holland’s third of the night. Only earlier today, Kuyt’s fellow countrymen were singing his praises.

In the second minute of injury time Maxi Pereira pulled one back for the Uruguayans, but despite a late surge on goal it was too little too late.

It was Holland’s sixth straight victory of the tournament and now they look to the final on Sunday night where they will meet the winner of Wednesday night’s semi-final between Germany and Spain (kick-off 7.30pm).

Congratulations, Dirk!