World Cup ’10 – Day 20: Dutch Humble Brazil, African Hopes Shattered

The first day of the World Cup quarterfinals provided wholesome entertainment for the worldwide football audience. The Dutch came from behind to script a memorable victory over tournament favourites Brazil, with the help of the dependable Wesley Sneijder and a reckless Felipe Melo. This was followed up by a dramatic match, which saw Uruguay proceed to the semis at the expense of Ghana, courtesy of a Gyan penalty miss. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh relives the memorable moments of the day.

The Oranje came from a goal down to sink the Samba Boys 2-1 in a thrilling encounter and became the first team to book a semi-final berth. Felipe Melo’s unfortunate own goal cancelled out Robinho’s early strike, before Wesley Sneijder hammered the final nail in the Brazilian coffin.