15 Jun 2010

Netherlands get by Denmark first up

6:06 am on 15 June 2010

The Netherlands have opened their World Cup programme with a 2-nil win over Denmark in Johannesburg.

The highly-rated Dutch were helped by a freak own goal at the start of the second half, and Dirk Kuyt made sure of the win when he tapped in a rebound off the post five minutes from the end.