Belgium beats Netherlands in warm-up game

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> Belgium defeated Netherlands 1-0 in a warm-up game leading to the Euro 2004 tournament.

updated: February 25, 2007 10:06 IST
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Dutch preparations for the upcoming Euro 2004 tournament in Portugal were dealt a blow on Saturday when they were beaten 1-0 at home by local rivals Belgium. A 78th minute penalty from Bart Goor settled the result, handing the Netherlands their first defeat since qualification for the competition. This was Netherlands' penultimate warm-up game before Euro 2004. Dick Advocaat's side have just one more match - against Ireland - on June 5 before they take on Germany in Group D of the competition itself on June 12th. (AP)