Dutch Foreign Legion Relish the Call Home
FORGETTING that the game we created had been adopted with greater success by other nations, England was celebrating as it prepared to stage Euro 96 because, so the anthem went, football was coming home.
Now, among fans in Holland, co-hosts of Euro 2000 and huge exporter of talent, a similar excitement is arising, this time because footballers are coming home. When those Dutch players head back to their prestigious clubs abroad next month, they may well do so as European champions.
Hollands entire first-choice team comprises foreign-based players, with a further six in the remainder of the 22-man squad, and their stature is undeniable. A dozen are with sides that …
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Publication information: Article title: Dutch Foreign Legion Relish the Call Home. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Business (London, England). Publication date: June 4, 2000. Page number: Not available. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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