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.

Netherlands and Brazil secured their expected victories, to book a quarterfinal date with each other. While Netherlands' result marked the return of Arjen Robben to the field, the trio of Kaka, Robinho and Fabiano conjured magical moments to douse the red hot Chile peppers. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh looks at the highlights of the day's matches.