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Italy, Belgium and Wales all qualify for Euro 2016, as Netherlands stay alive

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2015 by ESPN152 hits

Italy secured their qualification for Euro 2016 with a 3-1 victory in Azerbaijan. Eder edged the away side ahead in the 11th minute, slotting home after being played through on goal by Marco Verratti, only for the hosts to soon equalise through Dimitrij Nazarov. However, Stephan El Shaarawy was on hand to convert Antonio Candreva's delivery shortly before half-time, with Matteo Darmian firin...Full Story »

Kazakhstan 1-2 Netherlands: Wijnaldum and Sneijder keep play-off hopes alive

Posted Sunday, October 11, 2015 by Goal.com122 hits

Victory means the Oranje are now in third place in Euro 2016 Group A, but Turkey will overtake them if they win their game in hand Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Wesley Sneijder gave Netherlands a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan and kept their hopes of Euro 2016 qualification alive. Oranje were in desperate need of three points to maintain their bid for a play-off spot in Group A and were rarely...Full Story »

Netherlands face exit after Turkey loss

Posted Monday, September 07, 2015 by Foxsports.com157 hits

KONYA, Turkey -- The Netherlands' chances of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship slipped further away Sunday as the team that finished third at last year's World Cup crashed to a 3-0 defeat in Turkey. The resounding victory meant that Turkey overtook the Dutch in the race for third place in qualifying Group A. The Czech Republic beat Latvia 2-1 to go top of the group, though Icelan...Full Story »

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba suspected of cheating after 2014 Miss World Netherlands drops hint

Posted Monday, December 22, 2014 by 101 GREAT GOALS928 hits

Has Chelsea striker Didier Drogba been scoring away from home? Rumours are swirling around the Dutch media that Drogba, 36, married to Diakité Lalla since 2011 and with three kids, is now also in a relationship with Tatjana Maul, the 2014 Miss World Netherlands. The rumour has come from Tatjana Maul’s own mouth, as she told local radio station FunX: I am single again. It was comp...Full Story »

Netherlands 6-0 Latvia: Van Persie and Robben seal vital win for Hiddink

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014 by Goal.com192 hits

The Oranje boss claimed he would quit should his side lose on Sunday but his star duo inspired an emphatic victory in Euro 2016 qualifying Guus Hiddink will remain in charge of Netherlands for a little while longer yet after his side breezed past Latvia 6-0 on Sunday. Hiddink had threatened to quit his post as head coach if his side lost their latest Euro 2016 qualifier following defeats to ...Full Story »

Italy 2-0 Netherlands: Immobile and De Rossi hand Conte perfect start

Posted Friday, September 05, 2014 by Goal.com182 hits

Two goals and a Bruno Martins Indi red card in the first 10 minutes set up the hosts for a comfortable victory against a side undergoing changes with new boss Guus Hiddink Antonio Conte got off to the perfect start as Italy coach as early goals from Ciro Immobile and Daniele De Rossi secured a 2-0 win over Netherlands on Thursday. Conte – tasked with leading Italy into a new generation...Full Story »

Conte, Hiddink debut in Italy-Netherlands friendly

Posted Thursday, September 04, 2014 by YAHOO Sport77 hits

BARI, Italy (AP) — Antonio Conte and Guus Hiddink will each be making coaching debuts when Italy hosts the Netherlands in a friendly Thursday with both sides missing several key players. Conte replaced Cesare Prandelli after the Azzurri's first-round elimination from the World Cup while the well-traveled Hiddink is beginning his second stint in charge of the Dutch, building on the work of...Full Story »

Brazil 0 : 3 Netherlands - Brazil booed after Dutch defeat

Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014 by PA472 hits

Brazil were booed off the pitch in Brasilia as their disappointing World Cup campaign ended in another humiliating defeat. Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum gave Holland an easy 3-0 win in a third-place play-off that was riddled with defensive errors from the hosts. David Luiz, who performed poorly in Brazil's 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany, gave another masterclass in ...Full Story »

Netherlands' inability to win a World Cup not a psychological issue

Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

In 10 World Cup appearances, the Netherlands have made it to the semifinals on five occasions. Yet they have left each and every one of those tournaments empty handed. Holland was beaten in the final in 1974, 1978 and 2010, while it was  eliminated in the semifinals in 1998 and 2014. Although it generally heads into each tournament as one of the favorites, the Netherlands has never won t...Full Story »

Luiz Felipe Scolari says Brazil must restore pride against Netherlands

Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014 by skysports.com269 hits

Luiz Felipe Scolari hopes to restore some pride when Brazil take on the Netherlands in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off. Luiz Felipe Scolari: Wants to finish on a high Scolari has come in for huge criticism following the embarrassing 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals. He has so far rejected calls to resign and is hoping to finish what has been a rollercoaster ride for th...Full Story »

Brazil vs Netherlands preview - Scolari out to restore pride

Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014 by PA487 hits

Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory. Brazil's hopes of winning the World Cup on home soil were dashed in the most brutal fashion on Tuesday when Germany hammered them 7-1 in the semi-finals. A wave of anger towards Scolari and his players followed the humiliation, but the Brazil coach rejected calls for him to ...Full Story »

Netherlands 2 : 4 Argentina - Penalty joy for Argentina

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014 by PA344 hits

Argentina are just 90 minutes away from lifting the World Cup in the Maracana after they edged past Holland on penalties in Wednesday's semi-final at the Arena Corinthians. After a dull, uneventful and goalless 120 minutes, the match went to a penalty shootout in Sao Paulo. Argentina did not miss once and Sergio Romero saved from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder, meaning Alejandro Sabella's tea...Full Story »

Argentina, Netherlands set for battle, Brazil wonders what happened

Posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 by YAHOO Sport71 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil's humiliating exit gathered pace. The hopes of a South America winner now rest on the shoulders of Argentina captain Lionel Messi who will lead his team against the Dutch in the second semi-final in Sao Paulo, kickin...Full Story »

Louis Van Gaal says Netherlands are playing a team, not just Lionel Messi

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014 by skysports.com471 hits

Louis van Gaal: We can't just focus on Messi Louis van Gaal says the Netherlands will have to do much more than muzzle Lionel Messi in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final, which he believes is a “50-50 match.” With four goals and some dazzling displays, Barcelona superstar Messi has been the star of Argentina’s sometimes-fraught progress to the semi-finals. Netherlands co...Full Story »

Netherlands vs Argentina preview - Messi dreaming of World Cup win

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014 by PA864 hits

Lionel Messi believes winning the World Cup with Argentina would be the greatest achievement of his glittering career. Argentina will make it through to their first World Cup final in 24 years if they beat Holland at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Messi's trophy cabinet is packed with awards. He has won six Spanish league titles with Barcelona, three Champions Leagues and h...Full Story »

Netherlands can beat Argentina, says Hiddink

Posted Tuesday, July 08, 2014 by Goal.com252 hits

The coach, who will take over from Louis van Gaal after the World Cup, believes the Dutch should be confident heading into Wednesday's semi-final Guus Hiddink believes Netherlands have plenty of reasons to be confident when they face Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals. Louis van Gaal's men booked their place in the last four in dramatic fashion on Saturday, beating Costa Rica 4-3 on pena...Full Story »

Netherlands 0 - 0 Costa Rica (4-3 pens): Krul ending for Costa Rica

Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014 by PA354 hits

Holland's substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul dramatically made two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica to carry his side into the semi-finals of the World Cup. Dutch coach Louis van Gaal brought the Newcastle keeper on for Jasper Cillessen late in extra time after a goalless 120 minutes in Salvador on Saturday - and the decision paid off handsomely. Krul denied Bryan Ruiz and Michael...Full Story »

Netherlands vs Costa Rica preview - Pinto hopes his men are not robbed

Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014 by PA417 hits

Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto is "really worried about" Arjen Robben's diving and pleaded with officials to be vigilant in their World Cup quarter-final against Holland. Los Ticos have been the surprise package in Brazil, overcoming Uruguay and Italy before holding England to a goalless draw as they won Group D. That dream run continued in Recife on Sunday as they rode their luck against...Full Story »

Cooling breaks key to Netherlands win - Van Gaal

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by BBC.com361 hits

Coach Louis van Gaal said he used the first World Cup cooling breaks to alter the Netherlands' tactics as they came from behind late on to beat Mexico 2-1. Goals from Wesley Sneijder and Klaas Jan Huntelaar, in stoppage time, helped the Dutch overturn a 1-0 deficit and secure a place in the quarter-finals. "First I changed from 4-3-3 and then we created a lot of chances," he said. "Then I m...Full Story »

Van Gaal relieved after Netherlands 'escape' against Mexico

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by Goal.com139 hits

Holland beat Mexico 2-1 in their World Cup round of 16 clash in Fortaleza after a dramatic late penalty converted by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Louis Van Gaal admits the Netherlands had an ‘escape’ in their World Cup last 16 victory over Mexico and has strongly refuted suggestions his side are favourites to reach the semi-final. Holland set up a quarter-final clash against either Greece...Full Story »

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