Netherlands v. Spain, World Cup pre-match details   Leave a comment

The Spanish team seems to be awakening and the Netherlands team has been on fire all year.  But, what makes this a nice substitute for my earlier “dream match” (the Holland v. Ghana match that Uruguay threw a spanner into) is this little quirk that will be noticeable before the clock starts…

Whilst the Spanish National Anthem is instrumental (with no lyrics), the Dutch National Anthem contains this little couplet:

Een Prinse van Oranje ben ik, vrij onverveerd,
den Koning van Hispanje heb ik altijd geëerd.

which translates to English, roughly:

Prince of Orange am I, free and fearless.
To the King of Spain I have always given honour.

The dutch are always good for a dry laugh.  Let’s hope they only give the King of Spain honour and not an ugly little trophy.  Go Orange.

Posted 2010/07/08 by Drunken Bunny in commentary, Made me laugh, world cup

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