Netherlands – The title contender
With World Cup 2014 approaching near to your much awaited anticipation, every competing nations are preparing their best for the world’s greatest football tournament. Winning a world cup is their ultimate achievement in the football and all of them will be vying for it. But then, there will always a few groups of teams that are favorites for the title contender. These teams have proved their strength, passion and ability of winning on different major tournaments. Among the top contestants, such as Brazil, Spain, Germany, England, Sweden, Portugal and France, Netherlands are one of the top favorites.
This world cup tournament is going to be hosted by Brazil. So, it will not be surprising to see so many Dutch fans taking up a significant portion of world cup tickets. Holland has amassed quite an excellent players in its team. The fact that they reached finals in world cup 2010 says it all. This time Holland will be up for vengeance of their 0-1 defeat against Spain.
The attacking of the team is quite phenomenal. Likes of Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) and ArjenRobben (Bayern Munchen) will be the key figures for the side. With Robin Van Persie’s exceptional goal scoring abilities – which we saw when he transferred to Red Devils last season and became the leading goal scorer of the league helping Sir Alex Ferguson win his last league title – will be the source of goals for the team in the tournament. With his best form, Van Persie is capable of helping the team get the cup.
Similarly, on the wing position, ArjenRobben will equally be the driving force of the team. Characteristics such as, incisive passes, agility, acceleration, skills, shooting abilities, sublime finishes, vision and positioning, best describe him as a player. Notably criticized as a selfish player – for passing less frequently and going for himself – Robben can be culprit for disregarding possible goal scoring opportunities. But the fact that he can opportunities to himself undermines his selfish act in most of the instances.
Hence, these two players are the most important players in the team. If their abilities are exploited perfectly, Dutch can celebrate the victory.