Wednesday 13 June 2012: Football Mania Part 2
As I wrote on june 6th football mania is coloring our country orange. Tonight will be one of the most important matches due to the football rivalry* between Holland and Germany. It's insane how many orange flags are hanging in every street. The emotions are high. Just for the record: I'm born partly Dutch, French, Indonesian and... German, but I'm not so keen on football to be prejudice anyway ;-)
*The football rivalry between Germany and the Netherlands is one of the few longstanding football rivalries at a national level. Beginning in 1974 when the Dutch lost the 1974 FIFA World Cup to West Germany in the final (though deeply rooted in Dutch anti German sentiment due to the occupation of the Netherlands by Germany during the Second World War) the rivalry between the two nations has become one of the best known international football rivalries in the world.
Both belong to the strongest football nations of the world, and have met a total of 37 times (of which only 9 matches were competitive) which resulted in 14 victories for Germany, 10 for the Netherlands and 14 draws. Source: wikipedia.