Legendary Football Match

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The Netherlands and Germany faced each other during an international exhibition game on July 7, featuring legendary players from both nations.

UEFA Euro 2012
Дмитрий Неймырок/Dmitriy Neymyrok/Dmitrij Nejmyrok/Wikimedia Commons

The Dutch national team is now at no.5 in the FIFA rankings while rival Germany is at the no. 2 spot.

The rivalry between Germany and the Netherlands remains relevant throughout the history of football, despite moderation in their competitions for the past years.

Their rivalry began in 1974 when the Dutch lost the 1974 FIFA World Cup to West Germany in the final. Since then, the strong competition between the two countries has become one of the most recognized international football rivalries.