In full flow – and not crippled by in-fighting – there's not a team in Europe that can touch the Dutch for style and flair.
Some of the world's greatest ever players have shone for the Oranje – think Cruyff and Gullit, Bergkamp and van Basten.
But despite all the skill and panache, all the Total Football and artistry, the Dutch are perennial under-achievers.
Their only success was at the 1988 European Championships and they have the dubious honour of having played in the most World Cup finals (three) without winning any of them.
Who knows, but with a dollop of their hated rivals Germany's pragmatism, the Dutch would have won rather more titles. But then they're Dutch, so they'll never compromise. And football is a richer sport for that.
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