Jan Mulder (footballer)
Johan "Jan" Mulder is a Dutch former footballer, columnist, TV personality. Johan Mulder is born on 4 May 1945 in Bellingwolde in the Netherlands. Mulder was a football striker and played for R. S. C. Anderlecht and AFC Ajax, he played five matches for the Netherlands, scoring once. Mulder was topscorer of the 1966–67 season in the Belgian Eerste Klasse, his son Youri grew up to become a football player, spending most of his career in the German Bundesliga at FC Schalke 04 until he retired in 2002. After his football career had ended, Mulder became a well-known writer and television-personality in the Netherlands, making his debut analysing a match of the Dutch national football team broadcast by TV channel RTL4 in 1996. From that point onwards he would guest star in the RTL4 shows by Frits Barend and Henk van Dorp, who presented both football-related programmes as well as talkshows concerning more political and social/public subjects. After having been a daily guest-star on the show Villa BvD, a football show during the 1998 World Cup in France, Mulder made more and more TV appearances until becoming daily guest-star on the late-night talkshow Barend & Van Dorp since March 1999, until the show stopped in April 2006.
The final season of Barend & Van Dorp was shown on the channel Talpa, who had bought the programme from RTL4 during the summer of 2005. Jan Mulder frequently appeared on another show, broadcast by Talpa. After Barend & Van Dorp Mulder became. Mulder has written several works, ranging from ultra-short stories to novels. Most people will associate his name with CaMu, the partnership between Remco Campert and Jan Mulder, writing daily front-page columns for national newspaper de Volkskrant since 1995; these columns are traditionally bundled into books entitled CaMu Jaaroverzicht at the end of each year. 1978: Opmars der strafschopgebieden 1982: De eeuwige reserve 1984: Sportjournalistiek bestaat niet 1987: De toespraken 1988: Diva in Winschoten 1992: De middagduivel 1994: De vuurspuger van Ootmarsum 1994: Fiebelekwinten 1994: La vase 1994: Spreek en vergissing 1996: Mobieliquette 1999: Familie-album 1999: Villa BvD 2000: Overwinningen & nederlagen 2001: Spelers en speelsters 2001: Hollandse Velden 2002: De vrouw als karretje 2002: Strafschopgebieden & Reserves 2002: Opkomst & Ondergang 2003: Iris 2009: De analyticus 2009: Labradoedel 2010: Chez Stans Media related to Jan Mulder at Wikimedia Commons Stats
Henri Salvador was a French Caribbean comedian and singer. Salvador was born in Cayenne, French Guiana, his father and his mother, Antonine Paterne, daughter of a native Carib Indian, were both from Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Salvador had a brother, André, a sister, Alice, he began his musical career as a guitarist accompanying other singers. He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, was to work alongside him in the 1940s. Salvador recorded several songs written by Boris Vian with Quincy Jones as arranger, he played many years with Ray Ventura and His Collegians where he used to sing and play comedy on stage. He appeared in movies including Nous irons à Monte-Carlo, Nous irons à Paris and Mademoiselle s'amuse, he is known to have recorded the first French rock and roll songs in 1957 written by Boris Vian and Michel Legrand — "Rock'n Roll Mops", "Rock hoquet, Va t'faire cuire un oeuf, man" and "Dis-moi qu'tu m'aimes rock" — under the artist name of Henry Cording.
Despite this historical aspect, he never ceased to claim that he disliked rock and roll and refused to talk about this subject on. In the 1960s, Salvador was the host of several popular television variety shows on French TV. In 1964, he scored a hit with "Zorro est arrivé", inspired by The Coasters' U. S. hit "Along Came Jones". He is famous for his rich, catchy laugh, a theme in many of his humorous songs. In 1969, Henri Salvador recorded a variation of "Mah Nà Mah Nà" entitled "Mais non, mais non", with lyrics he had written in French to Piero Umiliani's music. Henri Salvador and his song "Dans mon île" were thought to be an influence on Antônio Carlos Jobim in formulating the Brazilian bossa nova style. Caetano Veloso, a famous Brazilian composer and singer, made Henri Salvador famous to Brazilian audiences with the song "Reconvexo", in which he says "quem não sentiu o swing de Henri Salvador?". Veloso recorded a version of Salvador's song "Dans mon île". At the age of 70, Salvador was the voice-over of the crab Sebastian in the 1989 French dubbing of Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Recordings of "Embrasse-la" can be found on YouTube. Salvador discovered Art Mengo, he died of a ruptured aneurysm at his home in the early hours of 13 February 2008. He was 90 years of age, he was buried next to his wife Jacqueline in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. He was known as a supporter of Paris Saint-Germain F. C, he obtained four seats for life in the Parc des Princes. Henri Salvador continues to be popular today among French communities in Canada. In 2000, Virgin Records released a CD featuring popular hits such as "Jazz Mediterrannée", which continues to receive regular air play. In 2002, his album Chambre avec vue sold over two million copies. In 2005, Salvador was awarded the Brazilian Order of Cultural Merit, which he received from the acclaimed singer and Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, in the presence of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for his influence on Brazilian culture on bossa nova, to whose invention he contributed; that same year he took 52nd place in the election of Le Plus Grand Français.
He was a commander of the French Légion d'honneur and of the French National Order of Merit. In 2007, he released Révérence on V2 Records, featuring Caetano Veloso, he went on to perform the track "La vie c'est la vie" from that album on an episode of the BBC programme Later… with Jools Holland aired on 4 May 2007. Henri Salvador chante ses derniers succès, Polydor Henry Cording and His Original Rock and Roll Boys, Philips Sous les tropiques, Philips Dans mon île, Barclay Chanté par Henri Salvador, Barclay Salvador s'amuse, Barclay Succès, Philips Henri Salvador, Philips Zorro est arrivé, Rigolo Le travail c'est la santé, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Salvador, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Chante Boris Vian, Barclay Le Petit Poucet, Rigolo Salvador 77, Rigolo Henri Salvador, Rigolo Salvador/Boris Vian, Rigolo Salvador en fête, Rigolo Henri, Pathé Marconi Des goûts et des couleurs, Pathé Marconi Monsieur Henri, Sony Music Chambre avec vue, Virgin Performance!, EMI Ma chère et tendre, EMI Révérence, V2 Tant de temps, Polydor "Clopin clopant" "Maladie d'amour" "L'abeille et le papillon" "Je vous'aime" "Blouse du dentiste" "Bonjour sourire" "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier" "Adieu Foulard, adieu Madras" "Rock'n Roll Mops" "Rock Hoquet" "Dans mon île" "Une bonne paire de claques" "Faut rigoler" "Le lion est mort ce soir" "Syracuse" "Minnie petite souris" "Monsieur Boum Boum" "Ma pipe" "Zorro est arrivé" "Le travail c'est la santé" "Juanita banana" "Mais non, mais non" "Fugue en rire" "C'est pas la joie" "J'aime tes g'nous" "Ouais" "Blues dingue" "J'ai vu" Last hit single / album Chambre avec vue Henri Salvador, French Wikipedia
Koninklijke Sportvereniging Waregem was a Belgian football club that existed between 1925 and 2001. It played three spells at the highest level in the Belgian football league system each separated by a single season at the second level: from 1966 to 1972, from 1973 to 1994 and in 1995–96, their best ranking was reached in 1985 and 1993 when they finished fourth. Waereghem Sportif was founded in 1925 in Waregem, West Flanders changed its name to Waregem Sportief in 1945. One year the club merged with Red Star Waregem to become S. V. Waregem; the new team became a member of the national association on the same year and was assigned the matricule n°4451. In 1951 the club received the right to be called royal, at the time given to any team founded 25 years before. K. S. V. Waregem became the first team from Waregem to play in the second division in 1963. In 1966 it remained at that level for a while, it won the 1974 Cup and the 1982 Supercup. In 1985–86 UEFA Cup, it reached the semifinals, where 1. FC Köln stopped them.
In 1996, Waregem was relegated to second division where they stayed until 1999. In 2001, due to financial problems, the club had to merge with Zultse V. V. and to keep their matricule. The new club was named S. V. Zulte-Waregem and it plays the stadium that K. S. V. Waregem used to play in. 1946–1948 Jean Bruneau 1948–1949 Willy Steyskal 1949–1950 Alfons De Winter 1950–1951 Robert Goethals 1951–1954 Marcel Vercammen 1954–1957 Freddy Chaves 1957–1960 Jeroom Burssens 1960–1961 John Van Alphen 1961–1966 Marcel De Corte 1966–1972 Freddy Chaves 1969–1970 André Van Maldeghem 1972–1974 Hans Croon 1974–1975 Rik Matthijs 1975–1979 André Van Maldeghem 1978–1979 Julien Van Bever 1979–1981 Hans Croon 1981–1983 Sándor Popovics 1983–1990 Urbain Haesaert 1989–1990 Urbain Haesaert, Marc Millecamps, René Verheyen 1990–1991 René Verheyen 1991–1992 René Verheyen, Paul Theunis 1992–1993 Paul Theunis 1993–1994 Paul Theunis, Gerrit Laverge, Henk Houwaart 1994–1995 Aimé Anthuenis 1995–1996 Aimé Anthuenis, André Van Maldeghem 1996–1997 Marc Millecamps, André Van Maldeghem, Jerko Tipurić 1997–1998 Jerko Tipurić, Gerrit Laverge, Dennis De Tandt 1998–1999 Gilbert De Groote, Leo Vander Elst 1999–2000 Marc Millecamps 2000–2001 Stanley Bollen, Daniel Declerck, Prudent Bettens Pluto website – Belgian football clubs history RSSSF archive – 1st and 2nd division final tables
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht known as Anderlecht or RSCA, is a Belgian professional football club based in Anderlecht, Brussels Capital-Region. Anderlecht plays in the Belgian First Division A and is the most successful Belgian football team in European competitions, with five trophies, as well as in the Belgian domestic league, with 34 championship wins, they have won nine Belgian Cups and hold the record for most consecutive Belgian championship titles, winning five between the 1963–64 and 1967–68 seasons. Founded in 1908, the club first reached the highest level in Belgian football in 1921–22 and have been playing in the first division continuously since 1935–36 and in Europe since 1964-65, they won their first major trophy after World War II with a championship win in 1946–47. Since they have never finished outside the top six of the Belgian first division, they are ranked 12th amongst all-time UEFA club competition winners, tenth in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics continental Clubs of the 20th Century European ranking and were 41st in the 2012 UEFA team rankings.
In 1986, they achieved their best UEFA ranking with a joint first place with Juventus. Anderlecht have been playing their matches in the Astrid Park in the municipality of Anderlecht since 1917, their current stadium, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, was first opened in 1983, replaced the former Emile Versé Stadium. They play in white outfits, they have long-standing rivalries with Standard Liège. Founded as Sporting Club Anderlechtois on 27 May 1908 by a dozen football lovers at the Concordia café, the club beat Institut Saint-Georges in their first match, 11–8, they joined the official competition in 1909–10, starting at the lowest level in the Belgian football league system the third provincial division. In 1912–13, they gained promotion to the second-higher level of football named the Promotion. After only one season at that level, the championships were suspended due to World War I, resumed in 1919–20. With the popularity of the team increasing, Anderlecht had moved to a new stadium in the Astrid Park in 1917.
They baptized the stadium Stade Emile Versé in honor of the club's first major patron, the industrialist Emile Versé. At the end of the 1920–21 season, Anderlecht were promoted to the first division for the first time in their history. In the next 14 seasons, Anderlecht were relegated four times and promoted four times, earning themselves the mockery of local rival clubs Union Saint-Gilloise and Daring Club de Bruxelles, who nicknamed them the "lift club". In 1933, 25 years after their formation, the club changed their name to Royal Sporting Club Anderlechtois. Since their promotion in 1935, Anderlecht has remained at the top level of football. With Jef Mermans, a striker signed from K Tubantia FC in 1942 for a record fee of 125,000 Belgian francs, Anderlecht won their first league title in 1947, their success increased in the following years as they won six more titles between 1949–50 and 1955–56 and two more in 1958–59 and 1961–62. In the 1960s, under the coaching of Pierre Sinibaldi and of Andreas Beres, the club won five titles in a row, still a Belgian league record.
The star of this team was Paul Van Himst, topscorer in 1965, 1967 and 1969 and Belgian Golden Shoe winner in 1960, 1961, 1965 and 1974. Anderlecht played in the first European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1955–56, lost both legs of their tie against Vörös Lobogo, they had to wait until the 1962–63 season to win their first European tie, with a 1–0 victory over Real Madrid, which followed a 3–3 draw in Spain. For the first time, they advanced to the second round, where they beat CSKA Sofia before losing to Dundee in the quarter-finals. In the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, Anderlecht lost in the final against Arsenal. Between 1975 and 1984, Anderlecht only won one championship but they achieved considerable European success: they won the 1975–76 and 1977–78 European Cup Winners' Cups against West Ham United and Austria Wien as well as the two subsequent European Super Cups; the 1982–83 season was a noteworthy season for the club for numerous reasons: former Anderlecht favourite Paul Van Himst was named the new coach, they won the 1982–83 UEFA Cup and the rebuilding of the club stadium began.
But in the domestic league, Anderlecht had to settle for second place behind Standard. Their bid to retain the UEFA Cup in 1983–84 failed at the final hurdle against English side Tottenham Hotspur. Anderlecht reached the final controversially by beating another English side, Nottingham Forest, with a debatable extra time penalty to win 3–2 on aggregate, it was found Anderlecht had bribed the referee the equivalent of £27,000 to ensure passage to the final. After three second-place finishes in a row, the Purple and Whites secured an easy 18th title in 1984–85, 11 points ahead of Club Brugge. In 1985–86, Anderlecht won the championship again, but this time after a two-legged play-off against Club Brugge. Anderlecht won their 20th championship on the last matchday of the 1986–87 season, they lost key players Franky Vercauteren, Enzo Scifo and Juan Lozano. A weakened team coached by Raymond Goethals finished only fourth in 1988 behind Club Brugge, KV Mechelen and Royal Antwerp, but they nonetheless managed to lift the Belgian Cup for the sixth time in cl
Belgium the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, the North Sea to the northwest, it has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; the sovereign state is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organisation is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds, it is divided into three autonomous regions: Flanders in the north, Wallonia in the south, the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita. Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or Communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 59 percent of the population, the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons.
The Brussels-Capital Region is bilingual, although French is the dominant language. Belgium's linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments. Belgium was part of an area known as the Low Countries, a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states that included parts of northern France and western Germany, its name is derived after the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, earning the moniker the "Battlefield of Europe", a reputation strengthened by both world wars; the country emerged in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution. Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa.
The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by differences in language and culture and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups have remained, if not increased. Unemployment in Wallonia is more than double that of Flanders. Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, as well as a seat of the European Parliament in the country's capital, Brussels. Belgium is a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, WTO, a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts several of the EU's official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.
Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has high standards of living, quality of life, education, is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index, it ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world. The name "Belgium" is derived from Gallia Belgica, a Roman province in the northernmost part of Gaul that before Roman invasion in 100 BC, was inhabited by the Belgae, a mix of Celtic and Germanic peoples. A gradual immigration by Germanic Frankish tribes during the 5th century brought the area under the rule of the Merovingian kings. A gradual shift of power during the 8th century led the kingdom of the Franks to evolve into the Carolingian Empire; the Treaty of Verdun in 843 divided the region into Middle and West Francia and therefore into a set of more or less independent fiefdoms which, during the Middle Ages, were vassals either of the King of France or of the Holy Roman Emperor. Many of these fiefdoms were united in the Burgundian Netherlands of the 15th centuries.
Emperor Charles V extended the personal union of the Seventeen Provinces in the 1540s, making it far more than a personal union by the Pragmatic Sanction of 1549 and increased his influence over the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The Eighty Years' War divided the Low Countries into the northern United Provinces and the Southern Netherlands; the latter were ruled successively by the Spanish and the Austrian Habsburgs and comprised most of modern Belgium. This was the theatre of most Franco-Spanish and Franco-Austrian wars during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the campaigns of 1794 in the French Revolutionary Wars, the Low Countries—including territories that were never nominally under Habsburg rule, such as the Prince-Bishopric of Liège—were annexed by the French First Republic, ending Austrian rule in the region; the reunification of the Low Countries as the United Kingdom of the Netherlands occurred at the dissolution of the First French Empire in 1815, after the defeat of Napo
Raymond "Ray" Ernest Michel Braine was a Belgian football striker. He was the first Belgian professional player, when he obtained a transfer to Sparta Prague in 1930. Braine played in 54 matches for the Belgium national football team and scored 26 times, making him Belgium's 5th top all-time scorer, his first club was Beerschot in Antwerp. Braine made his Belgian Championship debut on 11 February 1923 against Daring Club de Bruxelles, he scored 4 times in 4 appearances that Beerschot finished second. Raymond's brother, was part of the team; the next year, Braine obtained his first trophy by earning a Championship title. Three more titles followed in 1925, 1926 and 1928. At the time, the Belgian football was not a professional club. However, certain players did receive money based on performance; some other players supplemented their incomes by opening cafés. At one point the Belgian Football Association published a paper stating: "Considering it is important to stop the progression of player-café owners, the executive Committee takes the decision that at this day, except for a player whose parents ran the café for more than 5 years, the authorisation to open a café will be subordinated to the condition that the player will not be a part of the first team."
Braine, who just opened a café in December 1929, decided to play abroad. His first attempt was in England with London side Clapton Orient, but he could not obtain a work permit, he signed a lucrative contract in 1930 with Sparta Prague and subsequently became the first Belgian professional player. With Sparta, Braine won Czechoslovak First League titles in 1932 and 1936, as well as 1935's Mitropa Cup, he finished as top scorer twice with Sparta Prague. Before the 1934 World Cup, Braine had received an offer of 100,000 Koruna from the Czechoslovak FA to become a citizen of Czechoslovakia which he refused. Afterwards, Czechoslovakia lost the final game to Italy, he won the Championship twice again. This time, he played in the 1938 World Cup. In 1943, Braine was transferred to C. S. La Forestoise as a defender for one season, a team that had just been promoted the year before to the first division, because of the War. Belgian League - 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1938, 1939 Czechoslovak First League - 1932, 1936 Mitropa Cup - 1935 Belgian League top scorer - 1928, 1929 Czechoslovakia championship top scorer - 1932, 1934 List of Czechoslovakia championship top scorers
Netherlands national football team
The Netherlands national football team has represented the Netherlands in international football since its initial match in 1905. The national team is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association, a part of UEFA, under the jurisdiction of FIFA the governing body for football in the Netherlands. Most of the Netherlands' home matches are played at the Johan Cruyff Arena and the Stadion Feijenoord; the team is colloquially referred to as Het Nederlands Elftal or the Oranje, after the House of Orange-Nassau. Like the country itself, the team is sometimes referred to as Holland; the fan club is known as the "Het Legioen". The Netherlands has competed in ten FIFA World Cups, they have appeared in nine UEFA European Championships winning the 1988 tournament in West Germany. Additionally, the team won a bronze medal at the Olympic football event in 1908, 1912 and 1920; the Netherlands has long-standing football rivalries with neighbors Germany. The Netherlands played their first international match in Antwerp against Belgium on 30 April 1905.
The players were selected by a five-member commission from the Dutch football association. After 90 minutes, the score was 1–1; because the match was for the Coupe van den Abeele it went into overtime, during which Eddy de Neve scored three times, making the score 4–1 for the Netherlands. Some historians attribute one of the goals scored to Willem Hesselink. In 1908, the Netherlands competed in their first official tournament appearance at the Summer Olympics in London, they received a bronze medal after losing to Great Britain in the semifinals, before defeating Sweden in the bronze medal match 2–0. At the Olympic Games in 1912 and 1920, the Dutch finished with the bronze medal as they lost to Denmark and Belgium in the respective tournaments; the Dutch reached the semi-finals at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris after winning against Romania and Ireland. In the semi-final, they gave up a one-goal lead, scored by Kees Pijl, to lose 2–1 and were relegated to the third-place playoff for the fourth time, losing to Sweden in a replay.
After being eliminated in the first round at the 1928 Summer Olympics on home turf, they skipped the first World Cup in 1930 due to the cost of travel from Europe to South America. The team made their first appearance at a FIFA World Cup in 1934. Kick Smit was the first goalscorer for the Netherlands in a World Cup; the team was eliminated in the opening round by Switzerland 3–2. A second appearance at the 1938 World Cup resulted in a first-round elimination against Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, the Dutch qualified for only two international tournaments before the 1970s; the 1948 Summer Olympics in Great Britain and the 1952 Summer Olympics in Finland. They faced early elimination losing to the hosts in 1948 and Brazil in 1952. During the 1970s, Total Football was invented, pioneered by Ajax and led by playmaker Johan Cruyff and national team head coach Rinus Michels; the Dutch made significant strides. Carlos Alberto, captain of the Brazilian team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup said, "The only team I've seen that did things differently was Holland at the 1974 World Cup in Germany.
Since everything looks more or less the same to me... Their'carousel' style of play was amazing to watch and marvelous for the game."In 1974, the Netherlands beat both Brazil and Argentina in the second group stage, reaching the final for the first time in their history. However, they lost to West Germany in the final in Munich, despite having gone up 1–0 through Johan Neeskens' early penalty kick before a German had touched the ball. However, a converted penalty by Paul Breitner and the winner from Gerd Müller, led to a victory for the Germans; the 1976 European Championship the Netherlands qualified for their first European Championship after beating Belgium in the quarterfinals. They were matched in the semifinals by Czechoslovakia who kept Cruff and Van Hanegem within arms-length of another player as they defeated the Dutch in overtime; the Dutch finished in third place after defeating the hosts in overtime. In 1978, the Netherlands qualified for the World Cup in Argentina; the team was missing Johan Cruyff due to a kidnapping attempt, Wim van Hanegem.
But the squad still had players like Jan Jongbloed, Wim Suurbier and Ruud Krol from the previous World Cup. After finishing runner-up in Group 4 behind Peru, they recorded wins against Austria and Italy to set up a final with Argentina. After a controversial start, with Argentina questioning the plaster cast on René van de Kerkhof's wrist, the match headed to extra time where the Dutch lost 3–1 after two extra time goals from Mario Kempes and Daniel Bertoni. Euro'80 was the last tournament. Despite the tournament format being expanded that year they did not advance past the group stage. Veterans such as Krol and Rensenbrink retired soon afterwards and the Dutch team hit a low point in their history: they missed the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Euro 1984 in France, the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, they failed qualifying for Euro 1984 by virtue of goals scored when Spain scored twelve in the final game against Malta. Because both teams had the same goal difference, Spain qualified having scored two more goals than the Dutch.
After qualifying for the 1986 World Cup the Dutch finished in second place and advanced to the playoffs against neighbors Belgium. After losing the first leg 1–0 in Brussels, they held a 2–0 lead at Rotterdam with a few minutes remaining, but Georges Grun's header in the 84th minute resulted in the Netherlands elimination as Belgium advanc