World Cup Final Teams Share Deep Roots

Friday, July 09, 2010

On Sunday, Spain's soccer team will go mano a mano against the Netherlands, in what should be one of the most exciting World Cup finals in recent history. Neither team has ever won the World Cup, and members of both the Spanish and Dutch teams attended the exclusive Ajax soccer training academy before the age of ten. That training led to very similar impulses on the field, explains our guest, The New York Times Magazine contributor Michael Sokolove. 


  Michael explains those similarities, and tells us what to look for on the field, when these two teams fight for the World Cup title. We also learn exactly why these two teams are going to have such an unpredictable match.



Michael Sokolove

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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