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Netherlands meet Spain in the final of the 2010 World Cup and Holland coach Bert van Marwijk is eagerly anticipating Sunday's showpiece match. However, Van Marwijk has made it clear that it will be a very difficult match for Oranje.

"Spain deserved to beat Germany in their semi-final. They dominated play and were the better side of the two," Van Marwijk was quoted as saying in a press conference.

"Spain are the best team in the world at the moment. They have been in impressive form in the past couple of years. I enjoy watching them play and I'm looking forward to meeting them in the final. It will be a challenge to try to beat them. We are not afraid of the Spaniards.

"I am convinced that Robin van Persie will up his game against Spain. He hasn't scored too many so far, but he has been very important for the team. He's sacrificing himself for the team and that's great."

Netherlands have a 43 per cent chance of winning the final against Spain, according to Castrol Football's 2010 FIFA World Cup Match Predictor.

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