What’s in a name? Such is the ambiguity in the use of Great Britain and the United Kingdom.The names Great Britain and United Kingdom are often used interchangeably. However, they are not actually synonymous. Such is the confusion that arise each time the DUTCH take to the field of play, what exactly is the name of the country that produced greats like Cruyff, Van Basten, Gullit and the likes,is it Holland or Netherlands ?

The Final of first edition of the Uefa Nations league will be played on Sunday in the Portuguese city of Porto between reigning European Champions Portugal and Netherlands or is it against Holland?


What is the difference between Holland and the Netherlands? The Netherlands consists of 12 provinces but many people use “Holland” when talking about the Netherlands.

For clarity out of the 12 provinces(Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Zealand, North Brabant and Limburg. .) two of the provinces, Noord (North-Holland)- and Zuid(South-Holland together are Holland.The most famous city Amsterdam in also situated in North Holland so we can say Amsterdam is in Holland, but overall fact is that it is within one of the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.


So Portugal will line up against the Netherlands on Sunday 9th of June 2019 for the Uefa Nations League trophy