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Johan Cruyff

Samuel Eto’o eh? He sure knows a thing or two about team stability. Though he seemed to have calmed down in recent times (to the point where Didier Drogba has stopped becoming the poor man’s Eto’o in terms of unpredictability) he lashed out today, claiming he might just walk away from that big party in South Africa afterall.

Why? Because Cameroon legend, Roger Milla spoke out and claimed that Eto’o “hasn’t brought anything to our national team”.

Milla of course is Cameroon’s answer to Pele, delighting fans the world over twenty years ago as he lit up Italia 90.… Continue reading

The Netherlands have twice made the World Cup final. Twice in the same decade in fact. And they’ve had some sublime moments, like Dennis Bergkamp’s goal vs Argentina in 1998, and everything Johan Cruyff did in 1974. But they’ve not always been regular qualifiers (what happened in the ’80s Oranje fans?) and are yet to win the trophy. Theirs is a unique story.

Read on for the Netherlands World Cup history, which starts all the way back in…

1934 World Cup in Italy

Honestly, I had no idea the Netherlands even had a football team before the ’70s. Yet they… Continue reading

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