CAPE TOWN - FIFA is hunting for a hotel
for the Netherlands World Cup squad after the modest Dutch
failed to book rooms so deep in the tournament.
The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) only made reservations
in Johannesburg's Sandton Hilton hotel up until July 5 - and
their home from home is now fully booked.
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Netherlands take on Uruguay later on Tuesday in Cape Town in
the first semi-final and, if successful, will look to return to
While world football's governing body FIFA accommodates all
teams the night before and after a match, teams must make their
own arrangements for the other nights.
The KNVB confirmed they must leave the Sandton Hilton as it
is fully booked for the rest of the tournament.
"It is not the case that we will be homeless after the semi
final," an optimistic spokeswoman Martine Bruggink told Dutch
newspaper NRC Handelsblad. "FIFA is searching for another
If the Dutch beat Uruguay they will feature in Sunday's
final in Johannesburg's Soccer City. Otherwise they will play in
the third and fourth place play-off on Saturday in Port
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