Van Marwijk on threshold of greatness

After guiding the Dutch to the World Cup final against Spain at Soccer City on Sunday, he has joined an exclusive club that includes the late Rinus Michels and Ernst Happel who achieved the same feat in 1974 and 1978 respectively.

A calm, conservative figure, the 58-year-old Van Marwijk has kept faith with experienced players and with the formation and tactics his predecessor, Marco van Basten, drew up.

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