Managerial conservatism, again.
It was all going well for the Dutch until Advocaat replaced Robben. That looked a terrible decision at the time and so it proved to be.
Another atrocious piece of refereeing (the sending-off).
But the Czechs, the Czechs: surely the best team in the tournament at the moment. Intelligent, patient, elegant, absurdly industrious, indefatigable. Nedved the most explosive midfielder we've seen.