Gio targets ultimate swansong

The Netherlands skipper Giovanni van Bronckhorst is hopeful of ending his career on the ultimate high by helping his country (11/8 outright winners) win their first World Cup in the last match of his career.

The full-back has won the Champions League and titles in Scotland, England, Spain and Holland in a highly successful career which will come to an end on Sunday night.

The 35-year-old had said he would retire once Holland’s World Cup campaign came to a conclusion and now has the chance to end his career by lifting the trophy in Soccer City this weekend.

The 105-cap veteran scored his sixth international goal on Tuesday night as Holland beat Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town.

The two-time finalists now await the winner of the second semi-final which sees Germany take on Spain (13/8 to beat the Germans) in a rematch of the Euro 2008 final.

Van Bronckhorst seemingly doesn’t care who he will face in the final and says he is just dreaming about the chance to end his career in the most ‘beautiful’ fashion.

He said: “I hope it will be the most beautiful game of my life.

“The last game in my career and it’s a World Cup final, what can you say? It could not be more beautiful.

“For everyone, it will be the game of their life.”

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