Netherlands vs. Uruguay instant analysis

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I'm told the group match between this pair at 1974's World Cup showed the Dutch at their finest and the South Americans at their dirtiest -- Johann Neeskens, in particular, was kicked about the place all afternoon, but the Netherlands emerged with a 2-0 win that might have been bigger. The Dutch are favourites again here, especially with Uruguay missing Luis Suarez and Jorge Fucile through suspension -- and injuries to Diego Lugano and Nicolas Lodeiro.

The match kicks off at 2.30 p.m. ET, so if you're stuck in the office, be sure to be here from about 2.15 p.m. and I'll bring you live instant analysis of the game smattered with odds moments of wit (or moments of odd wit). You can email your comments to me at: