Netherlands National Team
The Orange, the Netherlands national team, is quite prepared for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In fact, making the semi-finals has been their goal for the entire year. This World Cup marks one of the first times that the team has claimed an accolade other than the European Cup in quite some time. The team also aims to banish the image that they are egotistically fragile, though skilled players. The 2010 World Cup seems to be the perfect venue for proving the world wrong regarding the Holland team. Get World Cup 2010 Netherlands (Holland) Products Here!
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Getting to South Africa for the Netherlands national team seemed to be no hardship. With eight wins in eight games, the team seems to be on fire, though it remains to be seen if they can keep that flame alight for the duration of the competition. They beat out Scotland and Norway to cement their bid for this year’s World Cup, though it seemed to be by a narrow margin only. The most worldwide fans are going to watch World Cup online games of this Orange team.
However, narrow or not, the Netherlands will be one of the most powerful teams at the Cup.
One of the reasons that the team has been so difficult to beat is the lineup of skilled players the Orange boasts. Arjen Robben and Andre Ooijer are on the list, as are Joris Mathijsen, Dirk Kuyt, Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Mark van Bommel, Robin van Persie, Nigel De Jong, Wesley Sneiddjer and Giovanni van Bronckhorst. Each has a proven ability on the field and plays an integral role in the performance of the Holland national team. Of course, all-star players Edwin van der Saar and Ruud van Nistelrooy have retired from the game, but the team is determined to prove they have what it takes to be world champions.
The coach of the Netherlands national team, Van Marjwijk, has a lot going for him, as well. While he might not have garnered much international praise during his days as a player, the coach has gone on to be one of the strongest forces for success with this team, thanks in part to his unique departure from the tactics of his predecessor. The coach has made reaching the World Cup his ultimate goal and the players have backed that goal quite well.
The Netherlands might not have the most striking record in the world of soccer, but if the previous year was any indicator, the team will prove quite difficult to beat and has a real shot at winning the coveted Cup.
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