Dutch National Team Receives Out Of This World Offer If They Win World Cup
Holland is one win away from reaching their second straight World Cup final.
This year, they have an extra incentive to bring home the trophy and it’s out of this world… literally.
Dutch company XCOR Aerospace has pledged a free trip to space for each member of the Netherlands World Cup squad, if they win the tournament — a $95,000 value. Should they win, the flight would take place in 2016.
“Being a Dutch firm, we feel extremely proud of our team’s current achievements in Brazil. The breathtaking goal of Robin van Persie, and all newspaper headlines about ‘The Flying Dutchman’ have inspired us to also do something extra. We will literally try to take them to the next level; 103 km. The whole selection of 23 players and of course Louis van Gaal.”
The Netherlands have a tough match ahead of them as they get ready to face off against Argentina in the semifinal on Tuesday. The Dutch dominated the group stage and have continued their run into the semifinals after defeating Costa Rica in a penalty kick shootout in the quarterfinals on Saturday.