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Archives: Netherlands

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

Argentina vs. Netherlands Predicted Lineups and Team News

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Netherlands and Argentina are two nations that will feel as though they’ve never quite fulfilled their potential on the international stage. They’re teams that have boasted  some of the greatest players to have ever played the game and yet … Continue reading

Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal

Posted on by Rory OBeirne
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If last night was the most shockingly one-sided result in this World Cup, then tonight’s semi-final should prove to be a much more tight and evenly matched affair. It would be astonishing to see such a one-sided game as we … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal’s Football Philosophy Embraced By Dutch Players Ahead of Argentina Semifinal

Posted on by Mark Burke
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Idealism laced with a liberal dose of reality seems to be what Louis van Gaal has injected into the veins of his Dutch players in this World Cup. There are still the traces of ‘Dutchness’ in the crisp movement of … Continue reading

Netherlands Captain Robin van Persie A Doubt For World Cup Semi-Final Against Argentina

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Netherlands captain Robin van Persie is a doubt for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against Argentina after missing training due to stomach and intestinal issues. During a press conference today, Dutch Head Coach Louis Van Gaal said that he decided not … Continue reading

Why Europe Will Eventually Beat South America at Brazil 2014

Posted on by Søren Frank
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It’s getting closer, much closer. Today and tomorrow will decide who will meet each other in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Four teams, four nations, are still in the race. Before the tournament, Brazil were red hot favorites. … Continue reading

World Cup Semifinal Odds and Backstories On Argentina, Germany, Brazil and Netherlands

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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Three-time World Cup loser Netherlands is the only outsider in a final four that features three of the most successful sides in history. Still, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, despite having won more than half of all the World Cups played, … Continue reading