Showing posts with label Netherlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Netherlands. Show all posts

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The treacherous Russia road

The road to World Cup 2018 in Russia isn't proving to be as easy as the likes of Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, Gonzalo Higuain and Arjen Robben had hoped!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard cartoon caricature
Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager and former player who played as a midfielder or defender. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder caricature

Wesley Sneijder (9 June 1984) Dutch professional footballer named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA

Monday, November 23, 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dutch blown away by Icelandic volcano

Iceland pulled off one of the shocks of this week’s round of Euro 2016 qualifiers as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double inspired the Norse side to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.

The Swansea City playmaker opened the scoring from the spot on Monday night before doubling his tally midway through the first half with a brilliant, instinctive volley that the dour Dutch were unable to recover from.

The result leaves the Oranje in third place in Group A, behind both leaders Iceland and second-place Czech Republic, while the pressure is ramping up on Guus Hiddink, who has suffered defeat in three of his four matches since taking over from Louis van Gaal.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Czech mate! Hiddink’s Holland suffer late defeat

Guus Hiddink’s return as coach of Netherlands got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

The World Cup bronze medallists had looked set for a point after Stefan de Vrij equalised Borek Dockal’s opener, before disaster struck in stoppage time.

A dreadful error by Daryl Janmaat saw the Newcastle defender attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, with the ball instead hitting the post and leaving Vaclav Pilar the simple task of tapping home for a late winner.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:23

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Van Gaal heads for Manchester United after World Cup run

Louis van Gaal’s World Cup journey ended on Saturday evening as Netherlands brushed aside Brazil in their third-place play-off.

The 62-year-old will now take up his role as Manchester United boss, with the team set to travel to Los Angeles on Friday to start their pre-season tour.

But one player who will not be joining Van Gaal to Old Trafford is Arjen Robben.

"After the match he [Van Gaal] did ask me to come to Manchester," Robben said after the 3-0 win over Brazil. “But I will not make a transfer. I'm at the right place at Bayern so that has nothing to do with Van Gaal or United."
Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:30

Friday, July 11, 2014

Argentina hustle Netherlands out of World Cup


Argentina will face Germany at the Maracana in the World Cup final on Sunday after edging out Netherlands on penalties in the second semi-final.

The teams could not be separated after 120 minutes, with the scores still 0-0, in a game that was far removed from Brazil’s 7-1 thrashing against Joachim Low’s side in the other semi-final.

Lionel Messi and Co. will now face Germany in a repeat of the 1990 World Cup final in Rome which the Germans won 1-0.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:21

Monday, July 7, 2014

Van Gaal calls in Krul support

The Netherlands progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup on Sunday, but not before Louis van Gaal had time to pull a masterstroke substitution that helped his side triumph against Costa Rica.

After an entertaining 120 minute battle in which neither side managed to find a breakthrough, the match was sent to penalties. But with just seconds left of extra-time, Van Gaal made the extraordinary decision to take off No.1 Jasper Cillessen and replace him with Tim Krul.

The Newcastle shot-stopper duly rewarded his manager's gutsy change, diving the right way on all five penalties, unnerving the Costa Rican penalty takers and making two powerful saves to win the contest. Despite his heroics, though, he will return to the bench against Argentina!
Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:30