World Cup: The Netherlands

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Netherlands (Group E)

FIFA World Ranking: 25

Players to Watch: Dennis Bergkamp (F), Patrick Kluivert (F), Jaap Stam (D)

Prospects: The Dutch have a great team and desperately want to shed the title of best side never to win a World Cup. They came close twice in the 1970's losing the final to West Germany in '74 and then to Argentina in '78. Led by England's Footballer of the Year, Dennis Bergkamp, this squad could be the one to finally win it all.

First Round opponents: Belgium (6/13), South Korea (6/20), Mexico (6/25)

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