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Incredible scenes as Dutch fans arrive in Leipzig ahead of France clash

Netherlands Supporters have already provided some of the best moments at Euro 2024, with their famous march through Hamburg on matchday one a favourite for many neutrals.

That is likely to still be the case, but the below video, showing what appears to be a rally of the fanbase ahead of their vital clash with France on Friday, June 21, comes very, very close to topping it.

Watch: Incredible scenes as Dutch fans arrive in Leipzig

Netherlands fans arrive in Leipzig
Photo by Icon Sport

Dutch fans strike again

A lot of fanbases could learn a thing or two from how the Dutch supporters have operated at Euro 2024. Organised, passionate, loud, uplifting and well-behaved – the Oranje have arguably been the perfect example of how supporters should conduct themselves.

They have, so far, displayed their love for their side in the correct way and this video is just another example of that and should be used as inspiration by rival fans at the tournament.

It shows thousands of supporters dancing, singing and waving flags in rhythm to a lead speaker who is connected to a microphone. Should that same atmosphere make its way into the Red Bull Arena tonight, Ronald Koeman and his players will be incredibly grateful for it.

Congratulations Netherlands fans, you are making memories for us all.

Netherlands' biggest asset?

France may have Kylian Mbappe in their ranks. Portugal may have Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks. Germany may have Jamal Musiala and England may have the luxury of choosing Harry Kane in attack.

But very few, if any, of the nations mentioned above are fortunate enough to be able to rely on a fanbase that are as passionate as the Dutch in their times of need.

Take, for example, the Netherlands' late comeback against Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup Quarter-final. At 2-0 down and with a little over 10 minutes to go, things looked incredibly bleak for Koeman's side.

However, their supporters remained positive regardless and their energy, combined with the brilliance of Wout Weghorst, saw the team score two late goals and eventually take Lionel Messi and co to penalties.

The Dutch ultimately lost that game, but it was an example of the impact their fans could have on a match when their country needed it most.