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Netherlands Fan: Final Thoughts on Holland Friendlies Leading Up to Euro 2012

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport369 hits

It certainly was an interesting two weeks for the Holland National Team. Since May 22, the Dutch suffered a defeat to a club team, lost to a national team that failed to qualify for the upcoming European Championship, saw several lineup mainstays pick up injuries, and then concluded a run of friendlies with a dominating performance against a reserve team. All that's left now between Holland and ...Full Story »

'We took a bit of a spanking' - Northern Ireland boss O’Neill unhappy with Netherlands defeat

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by Goal.com110 hits

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has stated that his side’s 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands was nothing short of a "spanking" and the pre-Euro 2012 friendly was a "mismatch" from the beginning. The Oranje cruised to a whopping 6-0 victory, with Robin van Persie and Ibrahim Afellay both netting twice as goals from Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar sealed the victory. O...Full Story »

Netherlands Fan: Holland Rout Northern Ireland 6-0

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by YAHOO Sport199 hits

Roughly five minutes into Saturday's Netherlands vs. Northern Ireland match, the visitors surprised many with a counterattack that resulted in them earning a corner. That set piece ended in nothing, however, the Dutch then opened the scoring five minutes after the corner was cleared from danger, and Holland were off and running. The 6-0 result, while not surprising, doesn't even tell the whole s...Full Story »

Denmark have studied how Germany, Netherlands and Portugal will play, says Agger

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2012 by Goal.com194 hits

Daniel Agger has shrugged off concerns about Denmark's ability to deal with their Group B opponents in Euro 2012. The Danes have been tipped as the underdogs in a Group of Death that also contains perennial favourites Germany, Netherlands and Portugal. But the Liverpool centre-back showed no fear at the prospect of facing world-class individual opponents in Poland and Ukraine. "I play agains...Full Story »

Netherlands bounce back with Slovakia scalp

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by UEFA.com92 hits

Netherlands 2-0 Slovakia The Oranje responded to Saturday's friendly defeat against Bulgaria by comfortably downing Slovakia in Rotterdam. Rafael van der Vaart enjoys scoring the Netherlands' second against Slovakia The Netherlands bounced back from Saturday's friendly defeat against Bulgaria by sweeping Slovakia aside and registering a morale-boosting victory in Rotterdam. Dutch coach Bert ...Full Story »

Afellay thrilled with return to Netherlands action

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Goal.com76 hits

Barcelona attacker Ibrahim Afellay was overjoyed to feature for Netherlands again in Wednesday's 2-0 friendly victory against Slovakia. The 26-year-old spent the majority of the season on the sidelines due to a knee injury, but still earned the trust of coach Bert van Marwijk for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine. He turned in an impressive display on his return for the Oranje, playing a ...Full Story »

Mexico U23 4-2 Netherlands U23: El Tri, Fabian make Toulon history

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by YAHOO Sport250 hits

Mexico's U23 squad overcame early defensive troubles to defeat the Netherlands and clinch a spot in the Toulon Tournament final for the first time in the team's history.El Tri continued their blistering offensive pace, with Chivas star Marco Fabian appearing on the score sheet yet again, bagging his seventh goal of the tournament and tying Alan Shearer for the all-time Toulon high in the process...Full Story »

De Jong: Netherlands must win Euro 2012

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Goal.com181 hits

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 soul and a purpose...Full Story »

Van der Vaart insists he is worthy of Netherlands starting place at Euro 2012

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Goal.com174 hits

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's rise to promine...Full Story »

Van Marwijk drops nine players from Netherlands' provisional Euro 2012 squad

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Goal.com188 hits

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) and Georginio Wijnaldu...Full Story »

Van der Vaart pulls out of Netherlands squad for England clash

Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

Rafael van der Vaart has been forced to withdraw from the Netherlands squad for Wednesday's friendly clash with England. The Tottenham midfielder will not feature at Wembley after taking a knock to his ankle shortly after coming on as a halftime substitute during his club's 5-2 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. The injury-prone Van der Vaart, who had only just returned to fu...Full Story »

Netherlands to play Bulgaria in friendly in May

Posted Saturday, December 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

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 Dutch comfortably q...Full Story »

Thomas Muller: Germany sent a message to all opponents in Netherlands win

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

Bayern Munich and Germany attacker Thomas Muller has hailed his side's display in the 3-0 friendly win over the Netherlands in Hamburg.Muller, who scored the opener and was involved in both of his team's other goals, believes that they issued a statement of intent with their scintillating performance on Tuesday evening."If you beat the Netherlands in this way, it sends a message to all other nat...Full Story »

Loew: Spain, Netherlands biggest rivals

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Germany coach Joachim Loew named Spain and the Netherlands as his team’s biggest rivals for the title at next year’s European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. Loew said he is aiming for Germany to win its first title in 16 years. Germany has not won a trophy since the 1996 European Championship in England. Loew’s team finished third at the 2010...Full Story »

Frank Rijkaard: The Netherlands can beat any team in the world and can win Euro 2012

Posted Monday, October 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport143 hits

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, who was part...Full Story »

Robben out of Netherlands team for Euro qualifiers

Posted Friday, August 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport109 hits

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 Lens scored a sp...Full Story »

England-Netherlands match off due to London riots

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

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 of lawlessness in the British...Full Story »

Swansea agree fee for Netherlands keeper Vorm

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Swansea City have agreed a fee with Dutch club Utrecht for goalkeeper Michel Vorm, the Premier League newcomers said on Saturday. The 27-year-old Vorm, named in the Netherlands squad to face England in a friendly at Wembley next week, is in the process of agreeing personal terms with the Welsh club who said the transfer fee was around 1.5 million pounds ($...Full Story »

Netherlands beat Germany to win Under-17 Euro title

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport141 hits

NOVI SAD, Serbia, May 15 (Reuters) - Netherlands won their first Under-17 European Championship after two goals by striker Tonny Trindade de Vilhena helped them to a 5-2 win over Germany in an entertaining final on Sunday. The Dutch, who also beat Germany 2-0 in the group stage, twice came from behind in their third final at this level to avenge a 2-1 defeat by the Germans in the 2009 showpiece...Full Story »

Netherlands, Bayern hammer out Robben compromise

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport118 hits

AMSTERDAM (AP)—World Cup finalist the Netherlands and Bayern Munich have agreed to play each other next year as a way of “burying the hatchet” in their long-running dispute over injured winger Arjen Robben. The friendly will be on May 22, 2012. The two sides have also agreed to disagree in their dispute over compensation for Robben’s left hamstring injury. Robben was...Full Story »

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