I keep my promise to write another orange fever post if the Dutch squad reaches the next round in the World Cup 2014.
Wearing full orange (shirt and short) the Dutchies beat Chile yesterday. The Orange won the poule B, which was once dubbed as poule of death.
I am no football fan however I can feel the excitement here. It began with the first match against Spain on Friday 13 June. Revenge was so sweet for the Orange. NED – ESP 5 – 1.
I watched the match with family and friends at my brother in law’s house. It was an exciting evening. Here I am with my nieces. We were dressed all in orange of course.
Second match against Australia, my husband was grumpy the first half. At the end it was 3 – 2 for the Orange. Husband said “It was not a beautiful football but we won”.
Third match yesterday against Chile, striker and captain Robin van Persie was suspended (yellow card) in previous match so he didn’t play but yet the Orange won, again. This time 2 – 0.
Remarkably enough after each winning match some people lit the fireworks! I heard some in the air though I could’t see it. A bit overjoyed I guess.
I won’t discuss about the strategy, tactics and techniques. I know nothing about it at all. As I stated before, if my husband is happy, I am happy.
Dutch king Willem Alexander and queen Máxima visited the team in their lockerroom after NEDAUS.
What I do like to follow are social media after each match. Some people are so fast in creating memes.
Dutch brands have been busy too.
HEMA tweeted this after NEDCHI. It says Chili (Dutch spelling) has pepper but we have peppermill. Very cleverly anticipated.
The text says ‘Unfortunately not qualified for the next round’. From KLM after NEDAUS.
Experts remarked that Dutch economy has been profiting more from this World Cup as long as the team wins the matches. In the retail business it is an overkill of orange products I can barely see them anymore. Snacks (cheeses, nuts, crisps and sausages) and beer are marketed with WK2014.
If you happen to be in Amsterdam on a matchday of The Orange, do not miss the Oranjeplein. It is located on Museumplein behind the Rijksmuseum, with the giant Iamsterdam letters on it. There is a big screen, music and drinks. Dresscode orange.
Me, I just enjoy this sight in my hood. I bet the further the team goes, the merrier and more orange the street would be. Pic was taken Saturday 14 June. The day after NEDESP.
Next orange fever post would be if the Orange reach the semi final. First the Orange will play against Mexico next Sunday.