World Cup 2010: Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder ecstatic after beating Brazil

Inter man absolutely delighted with Oranje's win...
Netherlands hero Wesley Sneijder could not contain his delight at his side's 2-1 victory over Brazil in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final on Friday.

The Dutch struggled in the first 45 minutes of the game and were trailing 1-0 at half-time. But they never gave up, and eventually battled to book their ticket for the semi-finals.

Sneijder sent in the cross that resulted in the equaliser before heading home the winner from close range and was voted man of the match for his excellent performance. The Inter star was absolutely delighted with Oranje's win, admitting at half-time the side thought they were dead and buried.

"It seemed pretty much impossible to progress at half-time. However, we told each other during the break that we had to give it our all and that we could still make it to the semi-final," said Sneijder to NOS.

"We started the second half with attacking intentions and were rewarded with a quick equaliser. I got all the time and space I needed for our second goal and I didn't hesitate to head the ball home from inside the area.

"This is simply a fantastic feeling. We've beaten Brazil 2-1 to progress to the semi-finals. This is a unique chance for us to go all the way. We never stopped fighting and we deserved the win after 90 minutes."

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