Sneijder's big opportunity

Sneijder's big opportunity

This year has already seen Sneijder win Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup titles with his club Inter Milan, and if his country get the better of Spain at Soccer City on Sunday, the Dutch playmaker will have had the kind of year that only one player has ever enjoyed before.

That was in 1962, when Pele, then 21, won league and Copa Libertadores titles with his club Santos. He then helped his country to claim a second consecutive World Cup before finishing on the winning side in Santos’s Inter-Continental Cup clash later that year.