‘They Won’t Win 8-0, What A Stupid Question’ – Dick Advocaat’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him As Sweden Beat Luxembourg 8-0 To All But End Dutch Hopes Of Qualification (Video)

Alan Duffy

7th, October 2017


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The Netherlands are on the brink of missing out on next summer’s World Cup finals, despite winning 3-1 in Belarus on Saturday.

With Group A rivals Sweden and France also winning, against Luxembourg and Bulgaria respectively, the Dutch now find themselves third in the group, three points behind second-placed Sweden, with just one game left to play.

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Sweden enjoyed an 8-0 goal-fest against the perennial minnows of Luxembourg, with Marcus Berg netting four, a result which left Dick Advocaat with egg on his face – with the Dutch boss dismissing the possibility of the Swedes winning by that very scoreline during a recent interview.

Advocaat had responded to the suggestion that rivals Sweden could beat Luxembourg 8-0 and thus rack up a potentially pivotal goal difference by saying:

They won’t win 8-0. What a stupid question!

Here are Advocaat’s comments, hilariously inter-cut with all eight of Sweden’s goals…


Alas for the Dutch, they are now all but out of the running for a play-off place, facing the Swedes on Tuesday three points behind and with a goal difference a whopping 12 goals behind.

Therefore, the once mighty Oranje are set to miss out on a second consecutive major finals. Quite a fall from grace for the European heavyweights.

Group leaders France, who beat Bulgaria via a Blaise Matuidi goal, face Belarus on Tuesday with a win securing their first place in the group.

(Table: BBC)

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  1. Jarren says:

    I wached the 2nd half of the Belarus – Holland game, and to be honest Belarus looked like the more professional team up until the penalty.

    Belarus played with more threat. Holland were all over the place. Sloppy, disorganised, limp.

    3-1 flatters them immensely.

  2. Archer says:

    As bad as Holland are/were, they do have a tough group, to be fair.

    Thank f*ck England weren’t in that group…

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