Dutch team caught on camera in Rio disco

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After its friendly match against Uruguay (1-1), the Dutch national team immediately flew back to Rio de Janeiro before volcanic ash from Patagonia rendered the flight impossible. Once there, the Dutch footballers went out for a night on the town.

Photographs published in Brazilian media show the team - including Dirk Kuyt, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, John Heitinga and Gregory van der Wiel, having a good time with a number of Brazilian women.

Defender John Heitinga said it looked worse than it actually was and nobody really did anything wrong. However, he added that he felt really bad about the situation because of their function as role models. Heitinga said he had already spoken to his pregnant wife, who, according to him, was very understanding.


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