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Netherlands fans get wet and wild

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A Netherlands national soccer team fan gets soaked with water in the fan zone in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, hours before the Netherlands' UEFA EURO 2012 Group B preliminary round against Germany, Wednesday.

Racist chants during a training session and a loss to Denmark last week have not dampened the spirits of Netherlands fans ahead of this afternoon's game against Germany. Defeating Germany is even more important now to keep the Dutch competitive in the tournament. For a preview of today's game, check out NBC Sports.

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The Netherlands national soccer team fans arrive at a metro station in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to join fans in the fan zone hours before their UEFA EURO 2012 Group B preliminary round against Germany Wednesday.

Jerry Lampen / EPA

The Netherlands national soccer team fans arrive at a metro station in Kharkiv, Ukraine, before their UEFA EURO 2012 Group B preliminary round against Germany on Wednesday.

Kim Ludbrook / EPA

The Netherlands national soccer team fans enjoy the atmosphere in the fan zone in central Kharkiv before their game against Germany.

 

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