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Liverpool man proud of achieving a 'special moment' with the Netherlands...

Liverpool and Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt believes his country's 3-2 victory over Uruguay in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night has proven to be a special moment in the Netherlands' footballing history.

Kuyt assisted the Netherlands' third goal, Arjen Robben's headed finish, and the forward insists the Dutch could have inflicted further damage throughout the game should they have been more clinical.

"This is a very special moment for the Netherlands," Kuyt told NOS.

"All the players are standing here with goose bumps at the moment. We all know that we have a lot of quality, but we had some bad periods throughout the match.

"We always knew that we would pick up a good result though and that's exactly what happened in the end. We took back the initiative after the break and created a lot of chances.

"We could easily have scored five or six goals over the full 90 minutes.

"It's a shame that we conceded a second goal in the dying seconds of the game, but it's the result that counts."

Kuyt started each of the Netherlands' six World Cup games, scoring one goal and assisting two others.

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