As he prepares to face Spain in the World Cup on Friday, Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been reflecting on the 2010 final loss.

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sneijder 2010aNetherlands were excellent throughout the 2010 finals, but fell 1-0 to Spain in extra time with Andres Iniesta scoring the winning goal.

Reflecting on the final, Sneijder said, “Yeah, that’s really the low point of my career. I had to walk past the cup but could not hold it.”

“It felt very sour. That will always be my rock bottom. We were so close to penalties and that game was still there, just three minutes before the end of the extra time.”

“It was s shame because we had beaten Brazil in the quarter-final, a night when we turned the whole game.I scored twice. Two goals, one with my head, and a 1-0 deficit turned into a place in the semi-finals.”

“You just felt at one point that we were going to win. And then the final against Spain just went wrong.”

Sneijder will earn his 100th cap against Spain on Friday as he, and Netherlands go looking for revenge.

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