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The Dutchmen Fly

The Netherlands made a fine start to their World Cup on Sunday with a goal from the inspired Arjen Robben giving them a 1-0 victory over Serbia & Montenegro.

Rising Chelsea star Robben, comfortably the game's outstanding player, gave the Dutchmen the lead in the 18th minute with a cool left-footed finish after he raced clear of the Serbian defence to latch on to a pass from Robin van Persie.

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Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

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