Shootout unites Dutch

June 27, 2004
By Theo Ruizenaar
ALBUFEIRA, Portugal, June 27 (Reuters) - Exorcising their shootout demons has united the Dutch squad who now believe they can win Euro 2004.

The Netherlands reached Wednesday's semi-final against hosts Portugal after beating Sweden 5-4 on penalties, their first success in five shootouts at major tournaments.

Riven by dissent earlier in the tournament, the team showed their solidarity on Saturday by standing with arms linked during the penalties ordeal, their confident body ...

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