Monday, June 16, 2008
Should The Dutch Lose on Purpose?
Going into the final Group C games, a Romania win against the Netherlands would mean that Italy and France would both be eliminated from the tournament.
The question that has been coming up all this week is, "Should the Dutch Lose the Game on Purpose?"
I personally don't think the Dutch would throw the game because the players have too much pride in both their game, and their country, to simply let Romania beat them.
Also, based on the way that France and Italy played against them, the Dutch shouldn't be scared to play either of them again in the next rounds. We have obviously seen that the French and Italian sides in this Euro tournament are not the same sides that made it to the World Cup final only 2 years ago.
In my opinion, beating Romania would eliminate the better team in the group.
What do you think? Should the Dutch lose on purpose to eliminate France and Italy?