Euro 2012: The Netherlands vs Denmark

The first game of Group B, otherwise known as the group Of Death, was between one of the tournaments favorites, The Netherlands, and the underdogs in the group, Denmark. The Netherlands dominated the game with 28 attempts on the Danish goal, but didsn’t score. The Danes did, once and won the game. This game proved that anything and anyone can win in the game of football as long as you have the right tactics. The Danish tactic was to play 12 behind the ball and it worked. The Netherlands now face Germany and Portugal knowing they’ll have to win both to progress to the knock-out stages. [22 photos total]

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Team of The Netherlands pose for media before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Team of Denmark pose for media before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Robben and de Jong pose before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Robben controls the ball during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Ibrahim Afellay (L) attacks Denmark's Daniel Agger during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Afellay reacts after he missed an opportunity to score during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' de Jong fights for the ball with Denmark's Kvist and Krohn-Dehli during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Agger of Denmark reacts during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Krohn-Dehli scores a goal against Netherlands' Stekelenburg as Vlaar runs up during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Bendtner, Eriksen and Rommedahl attend to their supporters during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against the Netherlands at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Krohn-Dehli of Denmark shots past de Jong of Netherlands during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Robben battles for the ball with Denmark's Agger and Zimling during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' van Persie attacks Denmark's Agger during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Poulsen reacts during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against the Netherlans at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Goalkeeper Andersen of Denmark makes a save during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match with Netherlands in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Stekelenburg reacts during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' van Bommel reacts as he receives a yellow card by referee Skomina of Slovenia during the Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Huntelaar fails to score against Denmark's goalkeeper Andersen and Agger during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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Poulsen and Bendtner of Denmark react during their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's Agger applauds at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Robben reacts after the Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Denmark at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's players react after the Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against The Netherlands at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #

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