- Title: NETHERLANDS: ITALIAN AND DUTCH FANS GATHER AHEAD OF EURO 2000 SEMI-FINAL.
- Date: 29th June 2000
- Summary: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (JUNE 29, 2000) 1. FANS IN CENTRAL AMSTERDAM 2. FANS OUT OF TRAIN 3. FANS PUTTING INFLATABLE HATS 4. FANS DYING HAIR IN ORANGE 5. FANS SEATED IN SQUARE 6. FAN WITH ORANGE FACE AND WHITE CROSS PAINTED OVER IT 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FAN SAYING NETHERLANDS WILL WIN AND HOPING IT WILL BE AN EXCELENT MATCH 8. FANS IN YELLOW CADILLAC 9. AT HAIR DRESSER AS CUSTOMER GETS HAIR DYED IN ORANGE 10. FANS DRINKING BEER 11. FANS AT OPEN AIR BAR 12. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FAN SAYING THEY WILL EAT PIZZAS, ADDING THE DUTCH ARE THE BEST THIS YEAR AND SAYING TO CAMERA "See you in Japan 2002" 13. MORE OF FANS AT OPEN BAR Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 14th July 2000 13:00
- Location: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
- Country: Netherlands
- Reuters ID: LVAB2UWZ2EHA1ODAJKNTHL8ILX8O
- Story Text: Fans have been gathering in Amsterdam ahead of
Netherlands Euro2000 semifinal match against Italy.
Dutch fans transformed the centre of Amsterdam in a
sea of orange as they gathered to support their team in the
semifinal against Italy due to kick off on Friday (June 29) at
The winner will play France, who qualified to the final
after beating Portugal with a controversial golden from a
penalty on Wednesday (June 28), in Brussels, Belgium.
Fans were confident the Netherlands will be able to
overcome the Italians and they on Sunday they will be facing
the French for the second time, hoping to add the 2000 title
to the only European championship the Dutch won back in 1984.
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