Ironically enough, Holland looks more like the classic Brazilian team than the current one does.
The Dutch play a very beautiful game that displays mastery on all levels: passing, trapping, marking, movement off the ball, and last but not least, finishing. Mistakes from this team are rare.
That is not to say that Dunga’s Brazil are lacking in any way. On the contrary, they’re a very solid squad. But the Brazilians are built around a solid defense and counter-attacks.
It’s a highly effective style that’s won a number of cups in recent years, but it’s not always the “Jogo Bonito” that Brazilians want to see from their national side.
Remember that scene from White Men Can’t Jumpwhere Woody Harrelson tells Wesley Snipes that black men want to look good first and win second? That’s what Brazilian fans want, except they demand both. Winning alone is not enough.
Holland wins with flair.