In 1974 World Cup, Netherlands reached the tournament final after putting on some mesmerizing display of ‘Total Football’ orchestrated by Dutch legend Johan Cruijff who was the biggest star of the tournament. However, the Germans won the trophy after defeating the Dutch 2-1 in the final.
Four years later in 1978, the Dutch could not show the same kind of dominance, but still the players like Rob Rensenbrink, Johnny Rep, Arie Haan and Ernie Brandts guided them to the tournament final. This time it was
There is no doubt,
Sneijder and Robben are among the best players of the World Cup 2010. Sneijder has scored 5 goals in 6 matches so far and is currently the joint top scorer in the tournament and a contender for both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards.
Arjen Robben has also quickly got his rhythm back after returning from injury. The Bayern Munich striker was instrumental in
So, the Dutch side has two in-form star players in Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. Both the players have perhaps displayed their best football at club level last season. Now, they would not like to squander off the opportunity of becoming proud members of their country’s first World Cup winning team.