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Archives: Netherlands

Johan Cruyff slams current state of Dutch national team

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Legendary Dutch international Johan Cruyff has slammed the current state of Holland’s national team in the wake of their 1-1 draw against Turkey this weekend. On Saturday, Netherlands were saved blushes in front of their home supporters after a shot … Continue reading

Netherlands away shirt for 2015 [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Nike captured the spirit and distinctly Dutch style of the Holland National Team with the debut of the federation’s 2015-16 away jersey. The white jersey with orange highlights is evocative of the speed, boundless energy and total football that’s made … Continue reading

Bayern Munich playmaker Arjen Robben is arguably the world’s third best soccer player

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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When most athletes get to 30, they understand their athletic peak is coming to an end. Most teams in all sports leagues around the world start looking for successors to their superstars once they hit that benchmark. Or they sever … Continue reading

Memphis Depay continues to show why he’s one of Holland’s great talents

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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With his goal in a 2-0 victory against NAC Breda yesterday, Memphis Depay became the first PSV Eindhoven player since the Brazilian, Ronaldo to score at least 30 league goals for PSV before he turned 21. With the form he’s … Continue reading

Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on ‘That’ Substitution And More

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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You’re your country’s number one goalkeeper and it’s the 121st minute of a World Cup quarter-final. The match is scoreless and the prospect of a penalty shoot-out seems inevitable. You’re mentally preparing for what’s about to happen next when you glance … Continue reading

Manchester United Midfielder Daley Blind Ruled Out For A Month With Suspected Knee Injury

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The hits just keep coming for Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Earlier this weekend it was learned that goalkeeper David De Gea had dislocated a finger while training with Spain. Now it is understood that midfielder Daley Blind has … Continue reading

Carlos Vela Proves Worth The Wait For Mexico In 3-2 Win Against Netherlands

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It didn’t take long for Mexico striker Carlos Vela dust off his scoring boots during El Tri’s friendly against the Netherlands in the Amsterdam Arena tonight. After a three-year self-imposed absence from the national team, it took Vela only eight minutes to … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur Move A Poor Career Choice For Michel Vorm

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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As has been the case for many seasons now, the summer transfer window has presented the Barclays English Premier League many eyebrow-raising moments. From the transfer of Carlos Tevez from Manchester United to Manchester City or the Robin van Persie … Continue reading

Former Manchester United Striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy Named Dutch Assistant Coach

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Dutch football association (KNVB) released a statement today naming former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches. Van Nistelrooy played at numerous European clubs, but the striker’s longest stint was with Manchester … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk’s Best Starting XI Of The 2014 World Cup

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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In arguably the greatest World Cup ever, the five week adventure that is the grand global tournament in Brazil has now concluded. Now in a fitting conclusion that saw a resilient and mentally strong German side win their fourth world … Continue reading

WATCH Brazil 0-3 Netherlands Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Brazil Crash Out in Third Place Final

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It just keeps on getting worse for Brazil. After being thrashed 7-1 by Germany earlier this week, Brazil went into the Third Place Final hoping for a victory to wipe away the pain of being obliterated by the Germans. However, … Continue reading

Brazil vs Netherlands, Third Place World Cup Game: Starting Lineups, TV Listings And Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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As we reach the near end of what has been an exhilarating month, Brazil and Netherlands face each other today in the Third Place Final, with pride as the only prize to play for. Where to watch – The third-place … Continue reading

Third Place World Cup Game Between Netherlands-Brazil is Completely Meaningless

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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I hate to burst the bubble of Brazil fans and South Americans looking forward to watching Saturday’s Third Place Final between Netherlands and Brazil, but most of the world couldn’t care about the game. The game is a glorified friendly, … Continue reading

Louis Van Gaal Did Not Properly Plan For A Deep World Cup Run

Posted on by Jackson Culley
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Start with a bang, end with a sigh. In the penalty shootout defeat to Argentina in the semi-final the Netherlands can be proud they managed to contain the opposition defensively without so many fouls this time but were again found … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 0-0 Netherlands (4-2 Penalties): Match Highlights; Argentina Advance to World Cup Final

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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The second semifinal of the 2014 World Cup was an opposite of the first. Where the first match had precision, space, and inventiveness the second was tight, tentative, and largely predictable. The first forty five minutes of the first semi … Continue reading

Netherlands vs Argentina: Starting Lineups, TV Times And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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Following last night’s catastrophic display by Brazil, Argentina are the only South American representative remaining in the tournament. They will want to maintain that status after today’s game against the Netherlands. Where to watch – The game kicks off at … Continue reading

Front Covers of Newspapers From Argentina and Netherlands Ahead of World Cup Semifinal [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Yesterday Germany got their revenge for 2002 World Cup Final loss to Brazil in spades. Today we get a rematch of the 1978 Final between Holland and Argentina. Their newspapers today reveal two nations focused on different emotions; the Dutch … Continue reading