10+ minutes highlights of the 1974 World Cup match between Netherlands and Brazil.
Clockwork Orange showing off “total football” by Johan Cruyff, Rob Rensenbrink, Ruud Krol, and Arie Haan. Goals by Johan Neeskens and Cruyff overcome a scrappy Brazilian team that resorted to physical intimidation. The victory put the Oranje into the final which they lost to Gerd Mueller and the Germans.
The 1974 and 1978 Dutch teams played beautiful, enthralling, but tragic football. Part of why the world loves Dutch football and considers it sacred yet fragile.
Not the finest 90 minutes for the Selecao who seemed to be suffering from the hangover of the 1970 World Cup- the team considered by many as the finest football team in all history. No Pele, no Clodoaldo, no Tostao, no Gerson, and no Julio Cesar. Only Roberto Rivelino and Jairzinho carried the torch in 1974.