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McClaren says he is aiming for Dutch title
06/01/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Former England coach Steve McClaren says returning to the club he led to its first Dutch league title was an “easy decision” and he hopes to guide FC Twente to its second title this season.McClaren spoke at Twente’s stadium in Enschede on Friday after signing a 2 1/2 -year contract to replace coach Co Adriaanse, who was fired this week.McClaren said he “had no hesitation” i... Full Story »
Netherlands to play Bulgaria in friendly in May
10/12/2011 by YAHOO Sport
SOFIA, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Netherlands will play Bulgaria in a friendly on May 26 to tune up for the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) announced on Friday.A venue is still to be confirmed as the BFU said the decision will be taken early next year.Under Bert van Marwijk, who extended his contract as coach until 2016 on Thursday, the Dutc... Full Story »
Frank Rijkaard: The Netherlands can beat any team in the world and can win Euro 2012
24/10/2011 by YAHOO Sport
Saudi Arabia coach Frank Rijkaard has stressed that the Netherlands has the qualities to go all the way in next year's European Championships in Poland and Ukraine."Whether I think the current team can repeat our success from 1988? To be honest, yes. It’s easier to say than do, of course, but I think they can," he was quoted as saying on the official FIFA website.Rijkaard, wh... Full Story »
RVP: Holland favorites for Euro 2012
11/10/2011 by ESPNSTAR.com
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 th... Full Story »
Sweden without Ibra going for win against Dutch
10/10/2011 by YAHOO Sport
Sweden must end the Netherlands’ winning streak to qualify automatically for the 2012 European Championship, and will have to do it without suspended star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The Dutch have already won Group E and the Swedes are assured of a playoff spot regardless of Tuesday’s result. But if Sweden wins at Rasunda stadium it will take the last automatic spot given t... Full Story »
Bayern Munich’s Robben has groin surgery
07/10/2011 by YAHOO Sport
BERLIN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who has only just returned from a five-week injury lay-off, underwent groin surgery on Friday and will be out for 10 days, the Bundesliga leaders said.Bayern said the 27-year-old Dutchman, who had only recently recovered from groin inflammation that had kept him out since August, had seen Bayern’s team doctor afte... Full Story »
Dutch lash 11 goals past poor San Marino
03/09/2011 by YAHOO Sport
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Robin van Persie hit four goals to inspire Netherlands to an 11-0 annihilation of San Marino in Euro 2012 qualifying on Friday.The Dutch, the number one team in the world, never looked back after making a flying start with three goals in the first 17 minutes against soccer’s lowest-ranked side.Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijde... Full Story »
Robben out of Netherlands team for Euro qualifiers
26/08/2011 by YAHOO Sport
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)—Injured winger Arjen Robben was left out of the 23-man Netherlands squad on Friday to play San Marino and Finland in European Championship qualifiers.The injury-prone Bayern Munich forward has been sidelined by a groin problem. Coach Bert van Marwijk called up PSV Eindhoven winger Jeremain Lens as a replacement.The call-up came a day after Len... Full Story »
England-Netherlands match off due to London riots
10/08/2011 by YAHOO Sport
England called off a soccer exhibition Wednesday against the Netherlands because of concerns about player safety amid a wave of rioting and looting across London, which also threatens the staging of Premier League matches this weekend.The Wembley Stadium match was canceled by The Football Association after the Metropolitan Police struggled to contain a third night o... Full Story »
Iniesta's vest goes on display at Espanyol
11/07/2011 by Supersport.com
Almost a year to the day since Spain's World Cup final victory over Netherlands, the vest Andres Iniesta revealed after scoring the dramatic winning goal has gone on display at Espanyol's stadium in Barcelona.After firing into the net in the second period of extra time on July 11, 2010, Iniesta tore off his shirt to show a white sleeveless vest emblazoned with the Spanis... Full Story »