Since the Dutch are now through and that the Romanians at the moment have more points than both the Italians and the French, this is a golden opportunity to continue to screw with the Italians after all the ugly defensive games that they play to ruin the game.
The way to do it: the Dutch should let the Romanians win.
It is just too bad that the Dutch will be playing the first game while the French and the Italians will play the second one. If it had been the reversed, then I would love to have the French in the quarterfinal. If the French managed to come up on top of the Italians, the Dutch would not need to lose to the Romanians to screw the Italians.
In any case, I do hope that the French will come out victorious over the Italians next week.
Yes, I hate how the Italians play. If you have read many various entries on soccer here, you will realize how painful it is for me to watch the Italians gaining the upper hand over the Netherlands as well as Ajax. In all cases, the Dutch played beautiful games while the Italians merely defend, defend, defend. That resulted in a very frustrating and, given the effort produced by the Dutch, unfair results against the Dutch. Needless to say, it had always been an excruciating pain watching a Dutch-Italians match, until recently.
This is the perfect time for payback.