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27th March 1974 (Rotterdam):
Dutch flag Holland 1 Austria 1 Austrian flag

Notten - Neeskens - Van Ierssel - Krol
De Jong - Van Hanegem
Rep - Cruyff - Geels - Rensenbrink

Subs: Jansen (for Neeskens, 45 mins), Dekker (for Rep, 76 mins).
Unused subs: De Jong, Keizer.

Scorers: Krankl (Austria) 37 mins, Krol 44 mins.

  This was Michels's first attempt at getting the side to play the way he wanted, and by all accounts a bit of a disaster. René Notten of Twente was capped for the first time, and Chris Dekker of FC Amsterdam for the only time.

26th May 1974 (Amsterdam):

Dutch flag Holland 4 Argentina 1 Argentinian flag

Suurbier - Israël - Strik - Krol
Haan - Neeskens - Van Hanegem
Rep - Cruyff - Rensenbrink

Subs: Van Ierssel, Geels (for Neeskens, Rep, 62 mins).
Unused subs: Schrijvers, W.Van de Kerkhof, R.Van de Kerkhof, Keizer.

Scorers: Neeskens (pen) 29 mins, Rensenbrink 31 mins, Strik (Own Goal) (Argentina) 34 mins, Strik 74 mins, Haan 77 mins.

Line-up v Argentina

On the brink of history, the Dutch team that played Argentina:
Back: Suurbier, Neeskens, Van Hanegem, Israël, Krol, new boy Jongbloed.
Front: Rensenbrink, Rep, Haan, Cruyff, Strik.

  Perhaps the first warning the world got about what was to come from the Dutch team, now about three-quarters complete. Brief highlights were even shown on British television, although the tone of the commentary was along the lines of, "Well, it doesn't look as if Argentina are going to do much this time around". It seems the point was somewhat missed...

  This was Jongbloed's second cap, the first having been in 1962! Central defender Pleun Strik, to be overlooked when the World Cup started, scored for both sides.

5th June 1974 (Rotterdam):

Dutch flag Holland 0 Romania 0 Romanian flag

Suurbier - Haan - Jansen - Krol
De Jong - Neeskens - Van Hanegem
Rensenbrink - Geels - Keizer

Subs: Rijsbergen, W.Van de Kerkhof (for Jansen, Van Hanegem, 46 mins), Van Ierssel (for Neeskens, 65 mins), R.Van de Kerkhof (for Keizer, 76 mins).
Unused sub: Schrijvers.

  Without Mansfeld and Hulshoff, and now Israël too, Michels's ideas for a central defensive partnership were finally coming together around Arie Haan and, for the second period, Wim Rijsbergen. The latter was making his international debut.

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