The Netherlands were decked out in Adidas gear and Rinus Michels’ squad were assigned shirt numbers by alphabetical order. Cruyff refused to wear the German brand with the three stripes and demanded a specially modified kit that featured only two stripes with his trademark number 14.
The Netherlands National Team reached the World Cup Final of 1974. They lost 2-1 in the Olympiastadion in Munich, West Germany. Despite this, the Dutch team is still regarded as one of the best national teams in football history with players like Johan Neeskens, Willem van Hanegem, Johnny Rep and Rob Rensenbrink.