This was a very enjoyable match. There were a few slow periods but the goals were terrific and plentiful. The Dutch were a little bit better and deserved the win. Uruguay deserves all the credit in the world. Nobody expected them to get this far and they gave the Netherlands all they could handle. The Dutch just have more talent. It was #4 in the world versus #16 and that difference showed through.
I do think the Dutch will have to be better in the Final if they hope to overcome either Germany or Spain. They have yet to play a full 90 minutes and they will have to do that if they hope to win their nation's first World Cup.
As for Uruguay, they are off to the third place match. They will be outclassed again in the talent department, but I think they will win because it will mean more to them. I think whoever loses the other semi-final, especially if it's Spain, will be too disappointed to rebound and play a game three days later. Uruguay also gets an extra day to prepare which will help them.