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Johan Cruyff: I enjoyed Italy and I'm a big fan of Del Bosque's Spain
04/07/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff praised both Euro 2012 finalists for their style of football after Spain defeated Italy in the final to win the tournament.The former Barcelona player and coach was at the forefront of the development of Total Football at Ajax and reached the final of the 1974 World Cup with Oranje, but this year he saw his country finish bottom of Group B i... Full Story »
Gullit: I have the qualities to be Netherlands coach
30/06/2012 by Goal.com
The Euro 1988 winner is eager to succeed Bert van Marwijk on the Oranje bench but affirmed that the Dutch FA has yet to make an approach to attain his servicesRuud Gullit feels that he is the right man to guide Netherlands to success again after their disastrous Euro 2012 campaign.Bert van Marwijk opted to resign as Oranje coach in the wake of the European Championship i... Full Story »
Sneijder sympathises with sacked Netherlands coach Van Marwijk
28/06/2012 by Goal.com
Wesley Sneijder has expressed his sympathy for Bert van Marwijk following his dismissal from his post as coach of the Netherlands national team.The 60-year-old mutually agreed with the Dutch FA (KNVB) to terminate his contract following a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign in which Oranje finished bottom of Group B and failed to earn a single point from any of their thre... Full Story »
Sneijder demands changes after Netherlands' exit from Euro 2012
21/06/2012 by Justjared.buzznet
The Inter playmaker was left disappointed by his nation's early exit from the tournament, and pointed the finger of blame firmly at themselvesWesley Sneijder has been critical of the dismal efforts of his Netherlands compatriots at Euro 2012, suggesting that an overhaul of the squad is a necessity failing to pick up a point in Poland and Ukraine.The Oranje entered th... Full Story »
Euros 2012 delivers a couple of surprises in the group stages
21/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
LONDON – What a tournament the 2012 Euros are turning out to be. We have had everything that is good about our great game. We have seen my favourites, Holland, dumped out at the group stages, not even winning a point. They were first class going forward but a disaster when asked to defend. Russia, one of my pre-tournament tips to be an underdog, thought Greece would be ... Full Story »
Dutch FA demand immediate assessment of Netherlands' Euro 2012 failure
20/06/2012 by Goal.com
Dutch FA director Bert van Oostveen was blunt with his assessment of Netherlands’ disappointing Euro 2012 campaign, but hinted that underfire boss Bert van Marwijk could keep his job.Netherlands lost all three of their group games in Poland and Ukraine, the first time in the country’s 107-year footballing history.And Van Oostveen has called for an immediate evaluation of th... Full Story »
Belgian eBay fans dump eliminated Dutch
19/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
A group of Belgian fans, who backed Holland after their own team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 and after their neighbours 'bought them on eBay, are looking for a new team after the Oranje crashed out of Euro 2012.The fans had set up a Facebook group, 'Belgian soccer fans for sale for Euro 2012', which has grown to 20,000 members, while explaining if they were 'adopted' for ... Full Story »
Robben and Van der Vaart hint at Dutch squad divisions, labelling Euro 2012 campaign 'rubbish'
18/06/2012 by Dailymail
Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart laid the blame of Holland's disastrous Euro 2012 campaign firmly at the door of the players - and not under-fire boss Bert van Marwijk.The Dutch, who reached the World Cup final two years ago, lost to Denmark, Germany and Portugal to finish bottom of Group B.With allegations of divisions swirling through the Dutch camp, a furiou... Full Story »
Bento talks up team effort rather than Ronaldo's solo display as Portugal reach last eight
18/06/2012 by Dailymail
Portugal coach Paulo Bento refused to focus on Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning performance as Holland were swept aside 2-1.A Euro 2012 quarter-final against the Czech Republic awaits in Warsaw on Thursday after Ronaldo scored in each half to send the Dutch home.The 27-year-old Real Madrid winger was irrepressible as he tormented Holland's defence throughout, ensuring Portuga... Full Story »
Portugal 2 Holland 1: Ronaldo finally joins Euro party to put Dutch out of their misery
18/06/2012 by Dailymail
Hello Cristiano Ronaldo, goodbye Holland: the Ego has landed at Euro 2012 and out crash ‘Egoland’.It is unlikely to provide Bert van Marwijk with any comfort but he was probably right all along and his attempt to cram so many creative forces into one team merely produced an invitation Ronaldo was unable to resist.Five days after misfiring against Denmark in Lviv, Portugal’... Full Story »