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Van Hanegem should take his words back, says Sneijder
30/05/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder has hit out at Dutch legend Willem Van Hanegem, who spoke candidly about several members of Bert van Marwijk's side.The 68-year-old former Netherlands assistant claimed that defender Wilfred Bouma should no longer be selected despite his experience because "he's always injured and never ready to play," and stated that some young player... Full Story »
Final UEFA EURO 2012 squads confirmed
30/05/2012 by UEFA.com
The 16 UEFA EURO 2012 contenders confirmed their 23-man squads for the final tournament, with just ten days to go until the first matches in Poland and Ukraine.France's Laurent Blanc was one of the last coaches to announce his final squadUEFA EURO 2012 moved a step closer today with the 16 contenders confirming their 23-man squads for the finals before the 12.00CE... Full Story »
Bouma and Willems make final Dutch squad
30/05/2012 by UEFA.com
Bert van Marwijk included PSV Eindhoven duo Wilfried Bouma and Jetro Willems in his final 23-man Dutch squad for UEFA EURO 2012, but Vurnon Anita and Siem de Jong missed out.Wilfred Bouma has returned to the Dutch fold after a four-year absenceNetherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has included PSV Eindhoven duo Wilfried Bouma and Jetro Willems in his final 23-man squad for UEF... Full Story »
Van Marwijk finalises squad - Holland coach leaves out quartet
27/05/2012 by Sky Sport
Wilfred Bouma: Made the final cut as Bert van Marwijk announced his 23-man squad for Euro 2012Bert 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 no... Full Story »
Edgar Davids: Hodgson must build England team around Gerrard to be successful
22/05/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands legend Edgar Davids believes that England could enjoy success under Roy Hodgson as long as he plans his team around new captain Steven Gerrard.Gerrard was announced as the skipper for next month’s tournament during the newly-appointed manager’s squad announcement last Wednesday.And the former Inter and Barcelona midfielder now believes that Gerrard will be key t... Full Story »
De Jong: Netherlands must win Euro 2012
20/05/2012 by Goal.com
Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong has declared that the Netherlands are determined to win the upcoming European Championship.The 27-year-old was part of the Oranje side which lost 1-0 to Spain in the World Cup final two years ago but insisted that Bert van Marwijk's men have the talent to ensure victory this summer."We know the strength of the team. We must have a sou... Full Story »
Van der Vaart insists he is worthy of Netherlands starting place at Euro 2012
20/05/2012 by Goal.com
Rafael van der Vaart is adamant he still has a lot to contribute to Netherlands after stating that he still believes in his own ability ahead of Euro 2012.The 29-year-old has been a regular in the Dutch national team since his breakthrough in 2001, amassing 93 caps along the way, including a World Cup final appearance in South Africa two years ago.However, Wesley Sneijder'... Full Story »
Arsenal hand Robin van Persie media ban while on Holland duty
19/05/2012 by Guardian.co.uk
• Ban on interviews reflects Arsenal's anxiety over striker• Fabianski hopes to 'end his adventure' with the GunnersRobin 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 pres... Full Story »
RVP braced for tough Euros - Arsenal striker ready for "really tough group" at Euro 2012
17/05/2012 by Sky Sport
Robin van Persie: The striker scored six goals in Holland's last seven qualification gamesRobin van Persie believes Holland will have to overcome a "really tough" challenge to win Euro 2012 this summer.The Arsenal frontman will spearhead the Netherlands attack against Denmark, Portugal and Germany in the group stage.They could also face Spain and Italy in the quarter an... Full Story »
Van Marwijk drops nine players from Netherlands' provisional Euro 2012 squad
16/05/2012 by Goal.com
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has announced that he has cut down his provisional squad for Euro 2012 to 27 players after removing nine footballers from the list.Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Alexander Buttner (Vitesse), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), Ola John (FC Twente), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord), Nick Viergever (AZ), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord) an... Full Story »