Netherlands were beaten in extra time by La Roja when they met in the 2010 final but the Galatasaray star believes that they have moved on and are capable of winning on FridayNetherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder believes that a rematch with Spain is the perfect way for his side to kick off World Cup 2014.
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"That's football. We are starting against the team we lost the final to four years ago but we're no longer thinking about that," Sneijder told reporters.
"To me there is no more beautiful place to start than this game.
"We know well the two teams and there is not going to be much of a surprise. I think it will be a great game. We have weapons to hurt and need to know how to take advantage of a very strong opponent."
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"That was a moment, just a snapshot in my life," Robben declared. "It’s a part of me, a part of my career and it will be with me all my life but it is a past tense.
"We are focusing on [Friday's] match so it doesn’t count anymore."