1. Dutch Sweating over Vlaar

    Cape Town - The Netherlands may have to make do without defender Ron Vlaar for their World Cup semi-final against Argentina.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 6 days ago 503 reads 1 comments

  2. Van Persie Bids to End Knockout-Phase Hoodoo

    Prior to the Netherlands' FIFA World Cup™ semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday, Robin van Persie is still waiting for his first goal in a knockout match at a major international tournament...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 6 days ago 756 reads 1 comments

  3. 5 Reasons Why Netherlands Can Win the 2014 World Cup

    On Wednesday, the Netherlands will face Argentina in the semi-final of the World Cup in Brazil. It won't be an easy match, but should the Oranje win, they'll reach the fourth World ...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 7 days ago 11,039 reads 4 comments

  4. With 2 Matches to Go, Netherlands Close to Ending World Cup Woes

    When Andres Iniesta hit an extra-time winner for Spain in the World Cup final of 2010, it brought the familiar scene of heartache for millions of Dutch supporters...

    Liam Newman Written by Liam Newman about 7 days ago 8,374 reads 29 comments

  5. Louis Van Gaal's 3 Most Influential World Cup Decisions for the Netherlands

    On Wednesday, Louis van Gaal's Netherlands will face Argentina in the semi-final of the World Cup in Brazil. It's a match most fans and analysts never expected...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 7 days ago 5,350 reads 9 comments

  6. Robin van Persie's Headed Goal vs. Spain Turned into a Coin in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands' World Cup run is still alive, but you can already celebrate their progress to the semi-finals with a commemorative coin showing Robin van Persie 's headed goal against Spain...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 7 days ago 9,180 reads 1 comments

  7. Van Gaal's No Legend, He's Disrespectful: Cannavaro

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 7 days ago 377 reads 3 comments

  8. Cillessen Sorry for Outburst After Being Subbed

    SALVADOR, Brazil, July 6 (Reuters) - Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen apologised to his Netherlands team mates and coaching staff for his petulant outburst after he was substituted before ...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 8 days ago 566 reads 1 comments

  9. Ruud van Nistelrooy Celebrates Netherlands' Win vs. Costa Rica in ESPN Studio

    Ruud van Nistelrooy had a long, successful career with the Dutch national team, representing the Oranje as recently as 2011...

    BR-UK Staff Written by BR-UK Staff about 8 days ago 3,366 reads 2 comments

  10. Louis Van Gaal's Decision-Making Through World Cup Quarter-Final Proves Decisive

    Ultimately, it was bringing on penalty-killing goalkeeper Tim Krul that changed the foundations of the Netherlands’ quarter-final effort against Costa Rica...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 8 days ago 9,911 reads 16 comments

  11. Debate: Should Tim Krul Start for Netherlands in World Cup Semi vs. Argentina?

    Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal took an amazing tactical gamble as his team prepared for a penalty shootout against Costa Rica in the World Cup quarter-finals...

    Ian Rodgers Written by Ian Rodgers about 8 days ago 5,298 reads 33 comments

  12. Krul: I Told Penalty Takers I Knew Their Plan

    It appeared as if a spell had been cast on the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Saturday, as the stadium that had been synonymous with free-scoring matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ suddenly provided the stage for a goalless encounter...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 8 days ago 415 reads 1 comments

  13. Krul Delighted with World Cup Progress

    The Newcastle player came on late in extra time and produced two saves in a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica after a goalless draw over 120 minutes in Saturday's quarter-final in Salvador...

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 8 days ago 1,188 reads 1 comments

  14. 3 Key Themes of the Social Chatter from Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    The Netherlands defeated Costa Rica after 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, but the drama hit a climax following a goalie switch before the penalty shootout ensued...

    Ashkan Kargaran Written by Ashkan Kargaran about 8 days ago 1,064 reads 2 comments

  15. Louis van Gaal Goes All-In as Krul Saves the Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    A "lottery," some people call them, the penalty shootouts that must ultimately decide knockout-stage matches that end in a draw. A sequence of events nearly impossible to influence, no matter how much you train, practice or theorise...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 8 days ago 5,106 reads 10 comments

  16. Krul: 'I Worked on It'

    Dutch super-sub penalty shoot-out goalkeeper Tim Krul revealed he'd been “working on it for seven weeks...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 9 days ago 218 reads 2 comments

  17. Memphis Depay Goes for 25-Yard Volley Wondergoal, But It's an Epic Fail

    The 2014 World Cup has seen some wondergoals already—especially from volleys. So perhaps joining the likes of James Rodriguez and Tim Cahill was on Dutch forward Memphis Depay's mind when he went to strike the ball in the Netherlands vs...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 9 days ago 14,140 reads 4 comments

  18. Netherlands vs. Costa Rica: Last-Minute Live Stream, Preview for 2014 World Cup

    The Netherlands continue their World Cup journey on Saturday, taking on Costa Rica in the quarter-finals in Salvador...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 9 days ago 2,131 reads 3 comments

  19. Why Louis Van Gaal Can't Rely Solely on Robben and Van Persie Against Costa Rica

    In their World Cup opener against Spain, Netherlands were off to a flying start, thrashing their opponents 5-1 and completely dominating the second half with apparent ease...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 10 days ago 13,145 reads 17 comments

  20. Stat Preview: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica

    It's quarter-final time and if the quality continues to increase then we are all in for a treat. Every match in the first knockout round was close with five of the eight matches going ...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 10 days ago 503 reads 0 comments

  21. Picking a Combined Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 2014 World Cup XI

    On Saturday, the Netherlands and Costa Rica will face each other in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Brazil...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 11 days ago 5,522 reads 6 comments

  22. Louis Van Gaal Cares Only About Winning, Not About Dutch Ideology

    The World Cup has highlighted the ability of an older, wiser Holland manager to compromise on principles to the team's benefit. Manchester United fans (and suits) will be encouraged...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 11 days ago 29 reads 0 comments

  23. Van Gaal Cares Only About Winning, Not Ideology

    In the late 1980s two young coaches on opposite sides of the world came up with similar ideas about how football should be played...

    Sam Rooke Written by Sam Rooke about 11 days ago 913 reads 0 comments

  24. How Depay Provides Van Gaal with Extra Options for the Netherlands' Front Line

    Having scored 12 times in four matches, the Netherlands have had one of the most productive front lines of the tournament so far...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 12 days ago 2,595 reads 0 comments

  25. How the World Cup Has Made Louis Van Gaal a Better Manager

    With a trophy cabinet filled with prizes won at prestigious clubs like Ajax , Barcelona and Bayern Munich, it was always obvious that Louis van Gaal was a competent manager...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 13 days ago 1,705 reads 0 comments