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Welcome-home fete awaits Dutch team

Updated: July 12, 2010, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Two fighter jets, one of them orange, escorted the Netherlands soccer team through Dutch airspace Monday, a day after the loss in the World Cup final.

The staff at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport formed an honor guard when the plane touched down. The team was whisked by bus to a hotel on the North Sea coast.

A series of welcome-home events await Tuesday, including a meeting with Queen Beatrix at her palace in The Hague in the morning followed by a boat tour through ...

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