Published on in “General”, language — Dutch. 10 pages.
The Netherlands national football team is the national football team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). They won Euro '88 and reached three World Cup finals in 1974, 1978, and recently in 2010. They lost both finals in the 70's however, to their respective host nations, West Germany and Argentina. At the peak of their success in the 1970s, the team was famous for its mastery of Total Football and was nicknamed Clockwork Orange for its precision passing. In the Netherlands the team is colloquially referred to as Oranje (orange), a tribute to the Dutch Royal Family, the House of Orange-Nassau. The team is frequently referred to as Holland, even though Holland is only one region of the Netherlands. More