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Netherlands players dance their way into hotel after World Cup win but some fans aren't impressed

Ryan Sidle

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Netherlands players dance their way into hotel after World Cup win but some fans aren't impressed

Louis van Gaal and his Netherlands side have annoyed some joyless fans, after their dancing celebrations after making it through to the World Cup quarter finals.

Netherlands kicked off the knockout stages of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon, with their hard fought victory over USA, to make it into the last eight.

The Dutch certainly played some 'total football' on their way to a 3-1 win, with Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries grabbing the goals.

Their win, coupled with Argentina's over Australia, sets up a huge quarter final and the Dutch decided to celebrate it with some lovely scenes.

Led by Memphis Depay, the team returned to their hotel dancing along to Waka Waka, Shakira's song from the 2010 tournament, with even Van Gaal joining in the dancing, as you can see in the video below.


However, despite the sheer delight from the players and the manager, some fans aren't too happy with celebrating 'only' reaching the last eight.

Manchester United fan Mark Goldbridge, who has clearly been short of joy in his life in recent times, said, "If England do this tonight I'm supporting France next weekend lol! It's the R16 not the final."

The social media star already falling into the same trap as Gary Lineker was accused of, and expecting Gareth Southgate's side will beat Senegal on Sunday.

"For f**ks sake, what are they doing?" one Netherlands fan asked, presumably worried by the early celebrations before facing Lionel Messi and his side.

Another felt the fact the Dutch had been 'lucky' to get through was reason not to celebrate, posting, "Got dominated by the USA in the Round of 16 on the world stage, and then have the audacity to celebrate like this. Where is the shame?"

Another United fan, potentially still haunted by Van Gaal's time in charge at Old Trafford, also wasn't impressed, replying, "They doing all this only to be knocked out next round…"

And other fans were pointing out what would happen if Gareth Southgate's players did similar, with one saying, "Imagine the meltdown on here if England players did this."

Depay and Cody Gakpo celebrate during the win over USA. Image: Alamy
Depay and Cody Gakpo celebrate during the win over USA. Image: Alamy

When Van Gaal isn't celebrating his team winning, the former Bayern Munich manager has been in typical form during his time in Qatar.

Ahead of the tournament, the 71-year-old claimed he'd given his players their squad numbers for the World Cup based on their ages.

At the end of an open training session, he was spotted telling his wife to come back to his hotel room, so he could get 'laid.'

And then in typically confrontational style, the Netherlands boss told people who were bored by his tactics that they should 'go home' from the Middle East.

That win over USA sets up the quarter final with Argentina, which will be the sixth meeting between the two sides at a World Cup.

The Europeans famously lost in the 1978 final to their South American rivals and had to wait until 1998 to get revenge, when Dennis Bergkamp scored a magnificent goal in the quarter final.

They most recently met in the semi-final in 2014, with Lionel Messi and his teammates going through on penalties, after a 0-0 draw, before losing to Germany in the final, the Germans most recent knockout game in a World Cup.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Football, Netherlands, Louis Van Gaal, Football World Cup, Qatar, USA

Ryan Sidle
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