At 10.10 this morning, perhaps we saw the start of a new tradition? As the players left their hotel in the bus, it took in a detour via the Kyocera stadium. Many fans had gathered along the road to give the players a good luck farewell on the way to Amsterdam.
When the bus came in to view, smoke bombs were ignited, yellow and green streamer rockets were fired, horns were sounded and the fans sang loud and proud. The players loved it and waved back at the fans with huge smiles on their faces. Well done to all those who organised it all. A brilliant way to send the players on their way.