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The Dutch love to kiss and tell

Last updated on: July 8, 2010 11:36 IST

The Dutch love to kiss and tell

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World Cup finalists Netherlands have found a new home at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, a Dutch FA spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday.

The modest Dutch only had reservations until July 5 at the Sandton Hilton hotel in Johannesburg because they probably did not expect to make it to the last week of the tournament.

An extra day off meant the Dutch players could celebrate with their partners before getting back to prepare for the final.

In this picture Dirk Kuyt is seen kissing his wife Gertrude.


Image: Netherlands' player Dirk Kuyt kisses his wife Gertrude at the Sandton Hilton hotel in Johannesburg
Photographs: Reuters
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Stekelenburg deserved it

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If Kuyt was spending quality time with his wife, goalie Maarten Stekelenburg wasn't far behind.

Having let in just four goals in the tournament thus far, the Ajax goalie probably deserved the treatment he is seen getting in the picture.

Meanwhile, World soccer's governing body FIFA accommodates all teams the night before and after a match but they must make their own arrangements for the other nights.

After beating Brazil in the quarter-finals, Netherlands extended their stay for a week but their accommodation is fully booked ahead of the final at Soccer City on Sunday.


Image: Netherlands' Stekelenburg kisses his partner outside the Sandton Hilton hotel in Johannesburg

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For De Zeeuw, it was the best medicine

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Demy de Zeeuw was also seen kissing his partner.

The Ajax winger, who also starred for AZ Alkmaar in the previous season, had got a rap in the  face in the match against Uruguay.

This was the best medicine he could have expected. 


Image: Netherlands' Demy de Zeeuw kisses his partner as they walk into the Sandton Hilton hotel in Johannesburg

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Boschker too basked in the glory

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Sander Boschker may not have featured in a single match in the Netherlands' spectacular campaign thus far.

But he wasn't to left behind in this puckering contest.

He had every right to enjoy his team's success.


Image: Netherlands' Sander Boschker kisses his partner as they walk into the Sandton Hilton hotel in Johannesburg

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There was no alternative

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The Dutch beat Uruguay 3-2 on Tuesday at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town to reach their first World Cup final since 1978.

The Oranje will face Spain, a 1-0 winner over Germany in Durban, in Sunday's final.


Image: A Dutch fan kisses a replica of the World Cup trophy

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