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19 Reasons There’s Never Been A Better Time To Be A Netherlands Fan

All in for the Oranje.

1. The World Cup is here, and if you love the Netherlands — and you really should — there’s never been a better time to be Dutch.

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2. Now’s the time to throw on something feathery.

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3. To stick that wheel of cheese around your neck.

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4. And to take a good, long look in the mirror.

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5. You do see what’s happening this year, right?

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Because if not, you might want to get your eyes checked.

6. This World Cup just feels… right, doesn’t it?

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7. Brazil’s great, and so are Germany and Argentina.

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8. But maybe, just maybe, 2014 could be a pretty special year to be Dutch.

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9. There’s already evidence that this Netherlands team is full of real-life superheroes.

10. There’s even reason to believe that somewhere along the line, these men may have acquired the power of flight.

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That’s levitation right there.

11. But that’s not all.

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12. Have you seen any other teams at this World Cup supported by actual** lions?

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**Not actual.

13. Or rocking tiny hats quite like this?

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14. Or wearing carrots this flawlessly?

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15. There’s no need to pretend otherwise: Something really amazing is happening in Brazil this year with the Dutch.

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16. There’s a certain light to everything the Netherlands is doing this year.

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17. A certain orange-ish glow.

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18. Better hold onto your pigtails. This World Cup could get really fun.

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19. Hup, Holland, hup!

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