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Best Footy Scores. Robin van Persie goal versus Spain in Brazil at World Cup 2014.

By Serchanto. Last revised: Monday, October 05, 2015

Best Footy Scores.  Robin van Persie goal versus Spain in Brazil at World Cup 2014.



Footy Scores is continuing a review of the greatest goals in footy history. Today we will look at the the goal known as “The Flying Dutchman”. It was scored by Robin van Persie at the 2014 FIFA World Cup which took place in Brazil.

Holland was drawn in the same group as Spain, the holding world champions and the winners of the previous two European Championships. La Furia Roja, as the Spanish are known around the world, looked like the team to beat again at this tournament.

The game started slow and the Spanish were able to go ahead 1-0 in the first half, as expected by many experts, displaying their signature passing game.


Best Footy Scores.  Robin van Persie goal versus Spain in Brazil at World Cup 2014.
It all looked bleak for the Dutch, however, Robin van Persie’s diving header close to the end of the first half provided inspiration to the Dutch team, who then went on to defeat the Spanish team by the final score of 5-1.

One might say that this set the tone for the remainder of the world cup, as Netherlands team went as far as the semifinals and eventually finished third, while Spain failed to make it out of the group.

Take a look and remember this magnificent diving header.


















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