Podcast: The story of the 2010 World Cup

The story of the Netherlands’ 2010 World Cup was one of delight, devastation and division, and we relived it all in the latest episode of the podcast…

In the first of a few episodes looking back at select World Cups ahead of this year’s in Qatar, we kick things off by looking at the squad the Dutch were taking to South Africa and what the pre-tournament expectations were for the side.

We then go through the month that followed chronologically, discussing the events of each match as well as what our states of mind were at those times.

Particular attention is of course paid to the glorious victory over Brazil and the heartbreaking defeat against Spain, with this being the first time ever that both of us have discussed the final in-depth.

After doing so, we move on to considering the legacy of the team. It’s the joint-most successful Dutch World Cup side ever and yet is not that highly rated or loved by many – why is that and is it fair?

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