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Real Madrid hero Gareth Bale to miss Wales friendly with Holland

Posted Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by hits

GARETH BALE has pulled out of the Wales squad for next week's friendly against Holland. BALE-OUT: Gareth Bale out of the Wales friendly against Holland The newly crowned Champions League winner has been ruled out due to an ongoing leg injury. The Real Madrid star was a fitness doubt ahead of Saturday's big clash against cross-town rivals Atletico, but was passed fit and scored a crucial goal ...Full Story »

Cruyff: Holland must learn qualifying lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Foxsports.com99 hits

Holland's qualification for Brazil 2014 is not under threat, but lessons need to be learned ahead of Tuesday's game with Andorra, according to Oranje great Johan Cruyff. A 2-2 draw with Estonia on Friday put the skids on their charge towards a 100 per cent record, but even after dropping their first points they remain six points clear of second in Group D. Their flights to Brazil can be book...Full Story »

Holland Fan: Netherlands Cruise to 3-0 Win Over Andorra

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport165 hits

Dutch football fans weren't treated to the colossal blowout many expected when their beloved men in Oranje hosted an over-matched Andorra side on Friday evening. Holland were undeniably dominant in the 3-0 win, but they seemed rather uninterested in burying a barrage of goals that would have landed them on sports highlight shows around the world. The Netherlands were workmanlike during the final...Full Story »

3 Final Thoughts on Holland's September World Cup Qualifiers

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2012 by hits

One could argue that no top-tier team needed back-to-back victories to start off 2014 World Cup qualifying more than did the Netherlands this September. Two wins in two is exactly what Holland produced in the past week, and those results should help players and team forget what was largely a disastrous 2012. It is worth noting that Holland hardly played against the best of the best in their past...Full Story »

Krul injury blow for Holland

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012 by ESPN203 hits

Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul has returned to club side Newcastle after suffering an elbow injury in training on Saturday. Krul played in the 2-0 win over Turkey in Oranje's opening World Cup qualifier on Friday night as he seeks to claim the number one jersey from Maarten Stekelenburg. But he now faces an anxious wait to discover the severity of the injury after being ruled out of the clash w...Full Story »

Holland cling to hope as Portugal eye last eight

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport202 hits

The statistics do not make pleasant reading for the Netherlands, who must beat Portugal by two goals on Sunday and hope Germany overcome Denmark if they are to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. No team has ever reached the knockout phase at a Euro after losing their first two matches, and statistical website Infostrada Sports estimates that Bert van Marwijk's side stand only a 9.5 percent cha...Full Story »

Portugal v Holland preview - Dutch out to avoid early elimination in Kharkiv

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by skysports.com835 hits

Bert van Marwijk: Holland must win to stand any chance of going through Portugal will be hoping to make Holland the first high-profile casualty of Euro 2012 when they meet in the final round of fixtures in Group B. Sunday will see the so-called Group of Death put the final nails into the respective coffins of two disappointed nations. There is every chance that Holland will see their Europe...Full Story »

Holland vs Denmark preview - Dutch coach desperate to maintain focus ahead of Group B clash

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 by skysports.com611 hits

Bert van Marwijk: Says his Dutch side cannot be complacent despite beating the Danes before Bert van Marwijk warned against complacency ahead of Holland's Group B opener with Denmark in Kharkiv. The Dutch beat the Danes 2-0 two years ago en route to the World Cup final and go into this clash as clear favourites. But, amid claims of monkey chants being directed at his players during an open tr...Full Story »

Netherlands Fan: Final Thoughts on Holland Friendlies Leading Up to Euro 2012

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport371 hits

It certainly was an interesting two weeks for the Holland National Team. Since May 22, the Dutch suffered a defeat to a club team, lost to a national team that failed to qualify for the upcoming European Championship, saw several lineup mainstays pick up injuries, and then concluded a run of friendlies with a dominating performance against a reserve team. All that's left now between Holland and ...Full Story »

Holland romp to Northern Ireland win

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by ESPN79 hits

An inexperienced Northern Ireland side were outclassed as Holland completed their preparations for Euro 2012 with a six-goal romp at a sold-out Amsterdam ArenA. The visitors were prisoners in their own half from start to finish as a full-strength Oranje raced into a 4-0 half-time lead, with Arsenal's Robin van Persie (two), Wesley Sneijder and Ibrahim Afellay all on target. Afellay made it f...Full Story »

Netherlands Fan: Holland Rout Northern Ireland 6-0

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by YAHOO Sport200 hits

Roughly five minutes into Saturday's Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland match, the visitors surprised many with a counterattack that resulted in them earning a corner. That set piece ended in nothing, however, the Dutch then opened the scoring five minutes after the corner was cleared from danger, and Holland were off and running. The 6-0 result, while not surprising, doesn't even tell the whole s...Full Story »

Van Marwijk finalises squad - Holland coach leaves out quartet

Posted Sunday, May 27, 2012 by skysports.com158 hits

Wilfred Bouma: Made the final cut as Bert van Marwijk announced his 23-man squad for Euro 2012 Bert van Marwijk has left Vurnon Anita, Siem de Jong, Adam Maher and Jeremain Lens out of his final 23-man Holland squad for Euro 2012. Van Marwijk had initially named a 36-man party for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine before trimming down his options to 27 last week. He has now announced his f...Full Story »

Euro-bound Ronaldo targets Messi - Star winger believes Portugal can shock Holland and Germany

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by skysports.com373 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star aiming to add Portugal glory to his impressive CV Cristiano Ronaldo believes Euro 2012 success with Portugal could help him pip Lionel Messi to be crowned as the world's best player. The Real Madrid star helped the Bernabeu giants end Barcelona's three-year stranglehold on the Primera Liga with a stunning 46 goals in just 38 league matches. He scored 62 tim...Full Story »

Kop want Van Gaal! Ex-Holland chief tops wish-list

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by The Sun255 hits

NO 1 CHOICE ... ex-Holland chief Louis van Gaal LIVERPOOL last night made former Holland manager Louis van Gaal their shock No 1 choice as new boss. Sources close to the Dutchman, 60, say he has been approached by Kop managing director Ian Ayre to replace axed Kenny Dalglish. Van Gaal has vast experience with big clubs having managed Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich — and is out of wor...Full Story »

Arsenal hand Robin van Persie media ban while on Holland duty

Posted Saturday, May 19, 2012 by theguardian.com344 hits

• Ban on interviews reflects Arsenal's anxiety over striker• Fabianski hopes to 'end his adventure' with the Gunners Robin van Persie salutes the travelling Arsenal fans after his side beat West Bromwich Albion on the last day of the Premier League season. Arsenal's anxiety over Robin van Persie's next career move has been reflected by them barring him from talking to the press whi...Full Story »

Holland to consider 35 men for Euros

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 by ESPN247 hits

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has named a preliminary squad of 35 ahead of next month's European Championships. Van Marwijk had initially also called up PSV Eindhoven's Erik Pieters but the defender later pulled out because tests showed he would not recover from a foot injury in time. Pieters has played 15 internationals since making his debut in 2010 and was considered Van Marwijk's first ...Full Story »

Ex England boss Capello relaxes ahead of Holland defeat

Posted Friday, March 02, 2012 by The Sun259 hits

Relaxed ... Fabio and Laura Capello EX England boss Fabio Capello looked relaxed and stress-free as he enjoyed a shopping trip with his wife Laura yesterday. In a rare sighting of the Italian since he sensationally quit as boss of the national side last month, Fabio stepped out in London's posh Chelsea neighbourhood. Fabio resigned on February 8 following crunch talks with Football Associat...Full Story »

RVP: Holland favorites for Euro 2012

Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by ESPN360 hits

Robin van Persie believes that the Netherlands must be one of the favourites to win the 2012 European Championships.The Dutch have been in fine fettle since Bert van Merwijk took over after Euro 2008, and have lost just one competitive match in his entire reign.Arsenal striker Robin van Persie believes that their record makes the Dutch a force to be reckoned with, and that the Netherlands are ...Full Story »

Arsenal worried by 'surreal' Holland call-up for Robin Van Persie

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2010 by theguardian.com82 hits

Robin van Persie is back in training but Arsène Wenger feels it is unlikely he will be fully fit for Holland's next game. Arsène Wenger has described as "surreal" the decision by Bert van Marwijk to include Robin Van Persie in Holland's squad for a forthcoming friendly with Turkey and warned the Dutch national manager against playing the striker if he has not proved his fitness to Ars...Full Story »

Nigel de Jong ponders quitting Holland after Bert van Marwijk comments

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by theguardian.com82 hits

Nigel de Jong feels he is being made a scapegoat for Holland's combative style at the World Cup. Nigel de Jong is contemplating turning his back on international football after being dropped from the Holland squad as punishment for the challenge that left Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa with a double break to his left leg. De Jong missed the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Sweden and Moldova ov...Full Story »

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