Break out the champagne

June 17, 2005
By Andrew Winner
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands - The Netherlands is a soccer mad country. Despite a population of under 17 million, the Dutch stand firm as an international footballing power, boasting a roster with such household names as Makaay, Van Nistelrooy, Davids, Stam, Van der Sar and many more.

In the 1970s, "Total Football" took the world by storm and carried the Dutch to the World Cup finals in 1974 and 1978.

So how does such a small country produce such a great and storied soccer tradition? ...

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