Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 40-42 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Orange, white trim
Material: 50% Cotton 50% Polyamide
Seasons: 1985/1986 - 1987/1988
Official Adidas Netherlands home football shirt from the 1985/86 international season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 - Superb (see photos).
Euro '80 was the last tournament for which the Total Football team qualified. Despite the tournament format being expanded that year they did not advance past the group stage as they finished behind Czechoslovakia by goal difference.
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, and 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 (+16), 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 advanced to the World Cup on away goals.
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