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Dutch playmaker says there's no strife

  • AFP, Thursday, July 1, 2010 3:02 AM

Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder said his relations are fine with striker Robin van Persie, who reacted angrily at being subbed in the 2-1 win over Slovakia and was accused of suggesting to Coach Bert van Marwijk that he should have replaced Sneijder instead.

Van Marwijk spoke with the pair on the flight back to their base camp following Monday's match.

"Robin assured me that he had not said those words and I have no reason to doubt him," said Sneijder, who scored the second Dutch goal minutes after van Persie had been replaced. "I don't have a problem with him and I never have done. He was disappointed to come off, that one can understand and it really isn't a serious matter. ...

"We will be united as never before against Brazil."

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