Faces of Soccer: Netherlands – a letter to the nationwide staff

Faces of Football: Netherlands - a letter to the national team

Expensive Dutch nationwide staff, 

My title is Wouter Rexwinke, also referred to as ‘The Stripe Man’ along with Daina Zagata, often known as the ‘Oranje Angel’, and now we have lived within the metropolis of Venlo since 2001. 

I, Wouter, have been a fan of the Dutch nationwide staff since manner again in 1988 once I attended the Netherlands vs. England sport – which we famously gained 3-1. Since then I’ve attended round 110 video games, and can hopefully be attending just a few extra this winter.

Daina has been rooting for the Dutch nationwide staff since 2004, and her first sport was truly in opposition to her nation of start Latvia. I requested her to attend, and she or he’s been a diehard Dutch fan ever since. I put out two units of garments for her forward of that sport, one in Latvia’s colors and one within the Oranje colors. Fortunately, she selected the latter.

Two years later we went to the World Cup in Germany. I made her an enormous set of orange wings, and that’s how she turned the ‘Orange Angel’. There’s about three metres value of images of her from magazines and newspapers sporting these wings in Germany.

We’re going to Qatar for, hopefully, all three group video games. This can seemingly be the final time Daina wears the wings at a event. They maintain some fantastic recollections however they’re very troublesome to hold round so it looks like the correct time to retire them. 

I nonetheless need to do the stripes for so long as I can – though in Qatar how good these stripes will look relies on the temperature. Hopefully they don’t simply run down my face. 

We hope to satisfy loads of new soccer pals in Qatar as nicely.

Finest,

Wouter and Daina

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