World Cup 2010, Netherlands Vs. Uruguay: First Chance Goes High For Dirk Kuyt

The match's first chance, albeit a half one, came to Dirk Kuyt in the third minute,  when a poor punch from Uruguyan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera gave the left winger a chance in the left side of the penalty box.

Arjen Robben broke through Martín Cáceres on the right side of attack but could only put an attempted cross off a defender.  The blocked ball came out to Wesley Sneijder who lofted a cross to the middle of the Uruguayan penalty area.  Muslera came early for a punch that was awkwardly hit to the left side of the box.  Kuyt was there for a half-volley back at the disorganized goalkeeper, though his shot went over the bar.

Uruguay and the Netherlands remain scoreless in the seventh minute.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.