Who saw this coming? As we nudge towards 2019, Holland have their greatest chance yet of proving to the world that they’re a force to be reckoned with once more.
With a sea of orange inexplicably absent at the last two major tournaments, Ronald Koeman’s rebooted team stand on the verge of a place in the UEFA Nations League finals next summer, having outfought expectations in a group containing the current and previous World Cup holders. Brilliant orange indeed.
A point against bottom side Germany would ensure the Dutch safe passage to a semi-final showdown with either England, Portugal or Switzerland, and prolong the misery of Joachim Löw’s winless ex-world champs who have already suffered their record number of losses for a calendar year.
These famous old foes have met at European Championships in 1980, 1988, 1992, 2004 and 2012, plus three World Cups – most famously in 1974, when Holland’s Total Football vintage were totally bombed by a Gerd Muller-inspired Germany.
For today’s quiz, we’re after the men who played in their most recent outing at a major tournament – Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, where Holland crashed out without a point and their group-mates suffered semi-final anguish against Italy. One German hit a brace in their 2-1 win – but can you remember who?
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