Thousands of Dutch fans marched in the legendary Orange Fun walk to Al Bayt Stadium on Tuesday ahead of their match against Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The orange bus march has already become a tradition before the Netherlands matches at the tournament.
During the public gathering, the fans chanted football chants, cheered, and danced to a live band performing on stage from an old orange bus.
“It’s a 1980th London city bus we bought in early 2000th, which we refurbished into orange with a bar and everything new on here. We started the first tournament in Portugal in 2004. After that, we did 2006 in Germany, 2008 in Switzerland, 2010 in South Africa, 2012 in Ukraine, we were in Kharkov, in 2014 we went to Brazil, 2016, I don’t remember but its been everywhere and now here, but the most extended way was South Africa Brazil and here,” Orange bus manager recalled.
The Netherlands beat Qatar 2-0, clinching the top of the group to qualify for the Round of 16 to face USA on December 3ed.
The Netherlands have never won the World Cup title but was runners-up on three occasions in 1974, 1978 and 2010.