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Read­ing your ex­cel­lent fea­ture out­lin­ing ev­ery World Cup [FFT 288], I re­alised that all ma­jor teams have hosted it at least once – ex­cept the Nether­lands. They have made three fi­nals and pro­duced some of the great­est play­ers to grace the beau­ti­ful game, but they have never hosted a World Cup. You could put that down to their rel­a­tive size – 16,040 square miles – though Qatar is 4,471 square miles. Surely the Dutch will get a chance soon? Vic­tor Buss­chop

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