The Shoes That Won Last Night: Netherlands Smothers Spain

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June 13

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Just two days into the World Cup, and we’re already guaranteed a new champion. Yesterday, Netherlands put a 5-1 hurting on Spain, avenging their 2010 disappointment after a top notch showing from Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie. van Persie was especially outstanding, nailing an unforgettable header just before halftime. Check out the goal below and be sure to hit the jump for a full recap of the day’s best cleats, including Chile vs. Australia and Mexico vs. Cameroon.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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