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Matches

18/06/2011
1:0 (0:0)
  • Justalain KOUNKOU (53')

Summary

Dutch shocked by Congo class
African upstarts Congo put on a second-half display of individual technique and panache to beat European champions the Netherlands 1-0 in their Group A opener in Morelia. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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21
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Coaches

Eddie HUDANSKI (FRA)
(NED) Albert STUIVENBERG

Officials

Referee: Jafeth PEREA (PAN)Assistant Referee 1: Juan RODAS (HON)Assistant Referee 2: Jonny BOSSIO (PER)Fourth official: Tony CHAPRON (FRA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 28)


Latest Comments:
Chibante98
27/06/2011 at 13:34
Chibante98 (Portugal)
Congo it´s the surprise in this world cup! I´m with them...go Tchibota!
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HollandWK
20/06/2011 at 17:43
HollandWK (Netherlands)
Come on Holland! next match against Korea we will win with 4-0
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CarlosB_1984
20/06/2011 at 17:30
CarlosB_1984 (Mexico)
I think these games are beeing played at 3:00 pm when the Mexican sun burns the most. African teams have an advantage here.
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Statistics

14Shots13
1Corner kicks7
1Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
44%Possession (%)56%
  • Mavis Tchibota (L) of Congo struggles for the ball with Boy de Jong (R) of Holland during a match between Holland and Congo
  • Daan Disveld of Netherlands battles with Jutalain Kounkou of Congo
  • Daan Disveld of Netherlands battles with Mavis Tchibota of Congo
  • Thom Haye of Netherlands battles with Ange Situ of Congo
  • Justalain Kounkou of Congo celebrates his goal
  • Justalain Kounkou of Congo celebrates his goal
"Having won the first match is important to take the pressure off. We knew how difficult it was going to be playing against the European champions, and that we could not go into their rhythm," Congo coach Eddie Hudanski.