Morgan Freeman and former President Bill Clinton lined up as the United States piled on the star appeal to back the promise of a revenue-rich tournament in an ethnically diverse nation.
When it plays Spain in today's World Cup final, the Netherlands will face the image of its 1970s self – a team for whom a soccer pitch is as much canvas as playing surface.
In Sunday's World Cup final – The Netherlands vs Spain – the Dutch will emerge victorious because they will not be intimidated by Spain's style of play. Why not? The Dutch invented it.
In Sunday's match of Spain vs The Netherlands, most Europeans are excited about watching two great teams whose styles and history go way back, but who have never won.
Brazil vs Netherlands is at 10 am ET on Friday, July 2. Brazil's vaunted offense vs the Dutch Kevlar-jacket defense. Here's why Brazil might win.