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Robbie Rensenbrink, who almost won 1978 World Cup, dies at 72

2020-01-26 22:44:12 BdST

2020-10-01 01:28:29 BdST

Published: 2020-01-26 22:44:12 BdST

Sports Live: Robbie Rensenbrink, who famously came within a goalpost’s width of winning the 1978 World Cup for the Netherlands, has died at the age of 72, former teammate Jan Mulder told the Belga news agency on Saturday.

Rensenbrink, who had been fighting progressive muscular atrophy for a number of years, played in the famous Dutch team which lost the 1974 World Cup final 2-1 to West Germany and the 1978 decider against Argentina four years later.

He came agonisingly close to settling the final in Buenos Aires when, with just 30 seconds left and the teams level at 1-1, Dutch captain Ruud Krol freed Rensenbrink on goal.

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