2018 - UEFA Nations League
Netherlands vs Germany
On October 13, the next round of the perhaps most classic ‘derby’ between the two nations will take place in the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. The German team with (current) coach Joachim Löw, strongly criticized after the embarrassing performance in the 2018 World Cup, will be highly motivated to re-establish confidence in their abilities.
Meanwhile, Oranje did not even make it to Russia, finishing only third in their qualification group behind France and Sweden. Thus, the Netherlands’ biggest arena will host two once greatly respected football nations on their way to recover from historic slumps.
The last duel between the neighbors is quite a while ago. A goalless international friendly in 2012 marks the last encounter. The last win for the Flying Dutchmen in a game against Germany was an astonishing 16 years ago, in a friendly held in 2002. This should, however, not be given too much emphasis, as much has changed since then. The meeting in Amsterdam will host two teams hardly predictable by any football expert in their current state.
A disgraced 2014 World Cup champion struck by internal scandals on the way to regain respect, and a Dutch selection strengthened by positive reports about their most recent performance against new world champion France. It will be a game loaded with tension and motivation, finessed with the usual sprinkle of toughness between the historic rivals. A match not to miss!
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