There is a rivalry between Germany and Netherlands. Each match between two representatives is a real test for players and supporters. After Switzerland, opponent in 50 occasions, Holland was the most common partner of the German race team.
Tuesday’s match in Hamburg is the 38th game, the balance so far is: 13 wins for Germany, 14 draws and 10 wins for Netherlands, goal difference: 72:63. The first meeting dates from 1910, last took place in 2005, a 2-2 draw in Rotterdam. Since then, the neighbors have not been met, one can say even if not avoided in any case were not looking too!
Remains the most memorable match, of course, the final CM 1974 from Munich: 2-1 for the hosts, playing in some of the celebrities that have evolved of the two nations Football: Cruyff, Haan, Krol, Neeskens, Rensenbrink, that Sepp Maier, Gerd Muller, Breitner, Beckenbauer, Hoeness.
The Dutch players have always been agreed in Germany, and representatives of value currently operating in Bundesliga: Huntelaar (Schalke), Babel (Hoffenheim), Robben (Bayern). The current potential of the two representatives is remarkable; they continue to confirm the leading position gained in the last World Cup, being finalists Netherlands and Germany won the bronze medal.
Both teams want to win, fro record and prestige, but also to end the football year with a favorable outcome to the foundation’s optimistic preparations for EURO-2012. Joachim Lov (in the 75th game as coach) took the view that this time will be missing “experiments”, not all secondary outcomes. Olover manager Bierhoff said that: “We want to win the last game of the year and a victory against the Netherlands produces a double satisfaction…”