9. Netherlands vs. Cameroon, June 24, 2:30 p.m. -- The Dutch have a tendency to hit a sweet spot about this time in major tournaments. It's usually around the second or third match -- after the initial draw borne of overconfidence and before the inevitable collapse borne of internal bickering (or hot-headed lunacy as we saw four years ago in the Portuguese-Dutch back-alley brawl). But in between, they can be simply amazing. And if you've seen some of Robin van Persie's recent strikes, you know why hopes are rising among the side's substantial worldwide support.
9. 荷兰vs. 喀麦隆，6月24日下午2:30 荷兰队有一种痼疾，遇到重大比赛立马想胜开得胜，马到成功。通常是在比赛进行到第二或第三场时——比赛开始后斗志昂扬过于自信，比赛结束前便内部争吵不攻自破（或称之为头脑发热的疯子行径，正如我们四年前在世界杯所看到的情形那样，葡萄牙-荷兰之战演化成一场市井之徒恶斗的闹剧）。然而两队之间，场上的厮杀状态又何其惊人。如果你看过罗宾·范·佩西最近的进攻表演，你就不难知道，为何该队在世界范围之内支持率何等空前。