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Netherlands vs Costa Rica

Posted by RB Kollannur on July 5, 2014


The year was 1624. The Dutch West India Company led by Jacob Willekens and Pieter Heyn landed in the Brazilian city of Salvador. Without support from Europe, the capital of Brazil did not stand much of a chance. A defence force of 3000 was prepared in haste to withstand the attacking navy, but many of the new recruits abandoned at first sight of the Dutch artillery. It soon fell to Dutch hands, but Dutch left behind a nominal force at Salavador and took the war booty back home. Salvador remained in Dutch hands for another year, till Brazil’s Spanish masters (Spain and Portugal was united during this time, so was Netherlands but they were actively in rebellion) send out a fleet in 1625. Salavdor was retaken after a short siege.

The Dutch would sent more fleets to Salvador for relief, but this time Brazil was better equipped and would never again fall into Dutch hands.

The year is 2014. A Dutch football team has landed in Salvador and will be taking on a group of Costa Ricans soon.

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