Team Im really like to watch theire games, with the famous for its mastery of Total Football and was nicknamed Clockwork Oranje for its precision passing. Best with players such as Johan Neeskens, Johan Cruyff and Arie Haan that time, sadly on the World Cup 78 tournament This side played without Cruyff, Willem van Hanegem, and Jan van Beveren, who refused to participate in the World Cup.
In the tournaments group stage, Netherlands was grouped with Peru, Scotland and Iran in Group D. This time the Netherlands were less impressive in the group stages, as they qualified only as runners-up, after a draw with Peru and a loss to Scotland. In the second group phase, however, the Netherlands topped a group including Italy and West Germany, setting up a final with Argentina. However, the Dutch finished as runners up for the second World Cup in a row as they ultimately lost 3–1 after two extra time goals from Argentina.