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

Posted Saturday, July 05, 2014 by PA428 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.com375 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.com153 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 »

Netherlands 2 - 1 Mexico - Huntelaar hits late Holland winner

Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014 by PA335 hits

Klaas Jan Huntelaar kept his cool in the heat of Fortaleza as Holland stunned Mexico with an injury-time winner. The Schalke striker fired home a penalty to put the Dutch through the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they inflicted an agonising defeat on Mexico who were within two minutes of an historic win, leading through Giovani dos Santos' excellent strike. Wesley Sneijder's blistering ...Full Story »

Netherlands vs Mexico preview - Sneijder in confident mood

Posted Sunday, June 29, 2014 by PA672 hits

Wesley Sneijder believes the Netherlands can go one better than four years ago and win the World Cup, although that does not mean he is taking Sunday's last-16 opponents Mexico lightly. The Oranje made it all the way to the final in South Africa in 2010, only to fall at the final hurdle as Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal secured Spain a 1-0 win. They managed to exact some revenge for the de...Full Story »

Netherlands 2 : 0 Chile - Holland secure top spot

Posted Monday, June 23, 2014 by PA195 hits

Holland secured top spot in World Cup Group B after late goals from substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay steered them to a 2-0 victory over Chile in Sao Paulo on Monday. Fer headed the ball in from Darryl Janmaat's cross in the 77th minute - less than two minutes after the Norwich midfielder had come on. Depay then got his second goal in two matches, finishing a Dutch break by converting ...Full Story »

Netherlands vs Chile preview

Posted Monday, June 23, 2014 by PA306 hits

Holland and Chile have already punched their tickets to the knock-out round at the World Cup but each country is desperate to claim a good result when they square off on Monday in Sao Paulo. Neither wants to finish second in Group B because that is likely to set up a meeting with Brazil in the last 16. "If I could choose, I hope not to have to play against Brazil although Croatia and Mexico ar...Full Story »

Van Persie: Netherlands were awful in first half

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Goal.com212 hits

The striker is disappointed that suspension will rule him out of the clash with Chile but was happy to get on the scoresheet again Robin van Persie admitted the Netherlands were "awful" in the first half against Australia but lauded the strength they displayed in fighting back to win 3-2. The Manchester United striker scored the second goal in Wednesday's clash in Porto Alegre, equalising fo...Full Story »

Australia 2 : 3 Netherlands - Holland rally to see off Australia

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by PA227 hits

Holland survived a scare to claim a second win in Group B and eliminate Australia from the World Cup in Porto Alegre. The Oranje beat defending world champions Spain 5-1 in their opening match, but Louis van Gaal's men had to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in their second. Arjen Robben put Holland ahead but within 60 seconds a sensational strike from Tim Cahill brought Australia level. Cahil...Full Story »

Australia 3 : 2 Netherlands - Van Gaal never doubted Holland

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by PA115 hits

Louis van Gaal claimed he had no doubts his Holland side would finish victorious even before substitute Memphis Depay's decisive strike in the 3-2 World Cup Group B defeat of Australia. Holland beat defending world champions Spain 5-1 in their opening match, but the Oranje had to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against the battling Socceroos to put one foot in the knockout stages ahead of their c...Full Story »

Australia 3 : 2 Netherlands - Holland rally to see off Australia

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by 7M Sport217 hits

Holland survived a scare to claim a second win in Group B and eliminate Australia from the World Cup in Porto Alegre. The Oranje beat defending world champions Spain 5-1 in their opening match, but Louis van Gaal's men had to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in their second. Arjen Robben put Holland ahead but within 60 seconds a sensational strike from Tim Cahill brought Australia level. Cahil...Full Story »

Australia vs Netherlands preview

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by PA487 hits

Robin van Persie admits Holland face a challenge of expectation after their stunning victory over Spain as they prepare to take on Australia. Louis van Gaal's side routed the defending champions in their World Cup opener, giving full value for a 5-1 victory that might have easily been embellished further as the Dutch tore their opponents apart. Van Persie and Arjen Robben each scored twice, tu...Full Story »

Spain 1 : 5 Netherlands - Spain Rob-bed by impressive Dutch

Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 by PA446 hits

Dutch maestros Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben inspired Holland to a stunning, unthinkable 5-1 win over defending champions Spain in a thrilling encounter that will go down in World Cup history. The Dutch avenged their defeat by the same opponents in the 2010 final in outrageous style, with four unanswered goals in an irresistible second half display in Salvador. Van Persie and Robben scor...Full Story »

Spain vs Netherlands preview - Del Bosque: We are ready

Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 by PA276 hits

While Holland have spent four years evolving in their grim pursuit of revenge over Spain, the world champions are confident they can defend football's greatest prize using a six-year-old blueprint. Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal at Soccer City in July 2010 denied the Oranje victory in the World Cup final and saw Spain follow up their triumph at Euro 2008 with ascension to the top of the world...Full Story »

Spain v Netherlands Match Preview

Posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by latestfreebet.com223 hits

Can Spain beat Holland to gain control of Group B The highly anticipated Group B opening match between Spain and Netherlands is set to be a game to remember, with the Netherlands looking for revenge after their World Cup Finals defeat to Spain in 2010. Spain overcame the Oranje in the 116th minute of the World Cup Final, when Cesc Fabregas combined with Iniesta to give Spain their first ever Wo...Full Story »

Arjen Robben annoys teammate by 'needlessly falling' during Netherlands training session

Posted Monday, June 09, 2014 by YAHOO Sport487 hits

Arjen Robben achieved meme status during the 2010 World Cup when he curled up into a ball after getting stomped on by Brazil's Felipe Melo and it appears he's already practicing for a similar moment this year. During a Dutch training session in Rio, Robben and teammate Bruno Martins Indi squabbled a bit as Robben felt Martins Indi was going at him too hard and Martins Indi felt Robben was goin...Full Story »

France 2-0 Netherlands: Deschamps' side outclass Oranje

Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014 by Goal.com202 hits

Les Bleus ran out deserved winners against the Dutch in their first match since qualifying for the World Cup in Brazil France recorded their first win over the Netherlands since 1997 courtesy of goals from Karim Benzema and Blaise Matuidi on Wednesday.After failing to convert earlier openings at the Stade de France, Benzema opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark with a clinical half...Full Story »

Van Gaal: Netherlands a World Cup outsider

Posted Thursday, March 06, 2014 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

Louis van Gaal feels Netherlands is not among the favorites to win the 2014 World Cup, but is hopeful the team can spring a surprise with a bit of luck and reach the last four. Holland made it to the final at the 2010 World Cup, where it was beaten by Spain following an Andres Iniesta goal in extra time, but Van Gaal does not expect the team to go one better in Brazil this summer. "We conside...Full Story »

Van Persie's United woes might help Netherlands - Van Gaal

Posted Friday, February 21, 2014 by YAHOO Sport86 hits

Robin van Persie's struggles at Manchester United this season might benefit the Netherlands at this year's World Cup in Brazil, their coach Louis van Gaal said on Wednesday. "The football he is experiencing now at Manchester United may be difficult for him but that could lead to him wishing to show his capability, his technique and his tactical skills at the World Cup," Van Gaal told reporters ...Full Story »

Robben: Netherlands must finish top to avoid Brazil

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2013 by Goal.com167 hits

The Dutch attacker's national side has drawn Spain in their group, but the FCB man still wants the top spot in order to avoid a clash with the heavily-backed tournament hosts. Bayern Munich and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben is targeting the top spot in Group B in order to avoid his World Cup 2014 favourites Brazil. Oranje have drawn World and European champions Spain, alongside Chile and A...Full Story »

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