Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was replaced during the Netherlands’ 4-1 World Cup qualification victory over Hungary on Tuesday evening after suffering a thigh injury, the BBC has reported.
Louis van Gaal, manager of the Dutch national team, insisted after the final whistle that the substitution was a precautionary measure, adding that the injury did not appear serious but that he did not want to take any risks with the f...More
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is in the form of his life. Having plundered an incredible 52 goals in 51 games last season, he was top scorer in both the Bundesliga and in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, with effusive praise ringing in his ears.
German legend Bernd Schuster has claimed: “He looks like he was cloned from Marco van Basten”, while Schalke team-mate Lewis Holtby added: “You could behead him and he would still score goals.” With Louis van...More
Fulham boss Martin Jol believes that Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is the man that Holland fans have to pin their hopes, if they want to recover from their disappointing Euro 2012.
The Oranje failed to register a single point in their group, despite being tipped as pre-tournament favourites, and many media outlets have criticised the Dutch attack for their failure to produce. Robben has suffered dual heartbreak this season, with ...More
Before Euro 2012, the Netherlands were tipped to be one of the tournament favourites with their rejuvenated brand of ‘total football’ that saw them win nine from ten qualifying games, scoring 37 goals in the process. Europe was supposed to be feared by a forward line including the two top goalscorers in England and Germany this season, one of the world’s best wingers and an attacking playmaker whose resume includes Inter Milan and Real ...More
Dietmar Hamman has insisted that Holland are still a great side, despite their lack of form at Euro 2012, and they have great players who can challenge for big international honours.
The Oranje have lost their opening two games in Ukraine and are relying on other people’s results to help their slim chances of qualification. There has been inter-squad disputes and criticisms which have followed on from their World Cup 2010 final again...More
One of the most highly anticipated match of this summer’s European Championship gets underway this evening, with Holland and Germany both looking to push on with the former desperate to leave behind a faltering start.
Holland suffered a disappointing loss against Denmark on Saturday which has left them with a difficult task to qualify from the ‘group of death’, Group B. A win against their fierce rivals Germany would give them a much...More
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