The now legendary note that last month played a major role in the match of the Dutch team in the Nations League against Germany, at an auction of the Johan Cruyff Foundation 35,000 euro delivered.
Assistant coach Dwight Lodeweges had a customized setup written on the note that by coach Ronald Koeman was passed on to the players on the field.
Orange was in Gelsenkirchen with a 2-0 behind, but came in the last minutes back to 2-2. Defender Virgil van Dijk, who on the advice of the technical staff as the striker was going to play, shot the equalizer.
The handwritten piece of paper from Lodeweges was shortly after the end of the duel on the field by former international Rafael van der Vaart, who as an analyst working for the NIS.
The KNVB got the note back later, and decided to auction off on the night that the sign was the memory of Johan Cruyff. Koeman handed the framed letter from the anonymous buyer, that there are 35,000 euro for counted down.
There was a total of 330.750 euro was collected in The Maritime museum in Amsterdam. The revenue for the projects of the Cruyff Foundation in South Africa.
The netherlands in the final Nations League
The netherlands put themselves thanks to the tie for Germany in the final of the Nations League. Three days earlier, was world champion France in Rotterdam all, surprising with 2-0 records.
Orange takes the next June in Portugal in the semifinals of the new landentoernooi against England and will find in the final or consolation class Portugal or Switzerland.
The overall winner of the Nations League receives next to a bowl an amount of 6 million euro. The netherlands as group winners already secured 2.5 million euro.
In march, the team of coach Koeman against White-Russia already on the kwalificatiereeks for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2020. The other opponents in the group are Germany, Northern Ireland and Estonia.
Full draw of qualifier european football CHAMPIONSHIP 2020