Why Holland finally wins the World Cup

07 Jul 2014

Football is a simple game in which 22 players kick a ball around for 90 minutes, and in the end Germany always wins. This old Dutch definition of the world’s favorite sport displays a good knowledge of statistics while laying bare national frustration as well: the loss of Orange in the final of 1974 against the Germans, despite being the better team, has been a source of national trauma ever since. But revenge is nigh. The World Cup in Brazil is reaching its climax, with Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Holland vying for the title. These 4 teams have played in 21 finals and won 10 of them. So after all…