Complex says: The Dutch defense was supposedly their weak link, and van der Wiel, as the least experienced, was the man to attack for opposing teams. Not a bit of it. The Ajax product has looked composed, calm, and has used the ball with the assurance of a man with 50 more international appearances. He missed the semi-final through suspension but will hope to regain his place for the final—he deserves it.
Team that should buy him: He could be the man to catch the likes of Dani Alves and Maicon in the right-back stakes, so big clubs will move to snap him up quickly. Real Madrid may abandon their attempts to sign Maicon and move for van der Wiel instead. Bayern Munich is also tracking him.