1. Dirk Kuyt Gets Head Stapled After Nasty Cut, Carries on Playing

    Netherlands veteran Dirk Kuyt has been a valuable utility man for Louis van Gaal during this World Cup, and even in the third/fourth-place play-off showed exactly why...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 1 month ago 45,121 reads 9 comments

  2. World Cup Game vs. Brazil Will Offer View of Netherlands' Future Under Hiddink

    They came far, very far. But eventually, it wasn’t meant to be. Having reached the semi-final against all expectations, the Netherlands can now look at their World Cup 2014 campaign and feel proud...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 1 month ago 7,571 reads 14 comments

  3. Netherlands Should Hold Heads High After World Cup Defeat to Argentina

    Despite their place in the final in 2010, few people gave the Netherlands a chance to go far during the World Cup in Brazil. Too many of their players were still inexperienced, it was said, not ready to compete on football’s biggest stage...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 1 month ago 5,712 reads 13 comments

  4. Dutch Future After World Cup Exit

    The Netherlands have never finished third in a World Cup, but the chance to win the "small" final on Saturday against a traumatised Brazil team offered precious little consolation to Arjen Robben...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 1 month ago 14,027 reads 3 comments

  5. Ron Vlaar Heartbroken at Dutch Defeat

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  6. Netherlands Exceeded Expectations Despite World Cup Semi-Final Defeat

    Netherlands couldn't quite manage to match their World Cup achievements of four years ago, as the 2010 losing finalists this time bowed out at the semi-final stage of the 2014 tournament in Brazil...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,846 reads 10 comments

  7. Louis Van Gaal Rues Sergio Romero World Cup Heroics

    Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal found some black humour in a disappointing situation when he said he had taught Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero all he knew about saving penalties ...

    Ilario Huober Written by Ilario Huober about 1 month ago 4,835 reads 0 comments

  8. Louis van Gaal Unable to Change Netherlands' Fortunes vs. Argentina

    He had changed his team’s formation to combat Spain. He had used Klaas -Jan Huntelaar as a super sub against Mexico...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 1 month ago 17,053 reads 99 comments

  9. Sneijder Hates Penalty Loss

    Wesley Sneijder was distraught after the Netherlands lost on penalties to Argentina in the World Cup semi-final...

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  10. football_oranje: Van Gaal, I taught Romero ...

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  11. Van Gaal Explains Picking Vlaar as Penalty Taker

    Van Gaal says he asked 2 players to take first PK before selecting Vlaar, because defender was the "best player on the pitch"...

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  12. Van Persie Must Improve If the Netherlands Are to Beat Argentina

    In terms of entertainment, Argentina and the Netherlands must feel like a local pub band booked to follow the Beatles...

    Nick  Miller Written by Nick Miller about 1 month ago 5,930 reads 9 comments

  13. From 1974 to 2006: History of Argentina and the Netherlands at World Cups

    Just as PST looked at Brazil and Germany's World Cup history before Tuesday's semifinal, ProSoccerTalk's flipping through the history books to catch up on the past Argentina and the Netherlands carry into the other half of this year's final four bracket..

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 1,319 reads 0 comments

  14. Argentina vs. Netherlands: How the Dutch Can Stop Messi

    After the Netherlands narrowly escaped with a penalty shootout win in their matchup against Costa Rica, they will look ahead to Argentina, where they will need to find a way to ...

    Mike Martinez Written by Mike Martinez about 1 month ago 1,708 reads 0 comments

  15. Van Persie an Injury Doubt for World Cup Semi-Final Against Argentina

    Robin van Persie is a doubt for Netherlands' World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday night due to a stomach injury. “Van Persie had some intestinal problems so it was best he didn't train," Van Gaal told reporters on Tuesday...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 1 month ago 219 reads 0 comments

  16. Arjen Robben: Love Him or Hate Him, He Has Starred at This World Cup

    From a player point of view, this World Cup has graced us with individual displays of pure entertainment...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 1 month ago 20,462 reads 122 comments

  17. Dirk Kuyt's Role and the Key Selection Issues for Netherlands vs. Argentina

    On Wednesday, Louis van Gaal's Netherlands will take on Lionel Messi and Argentina in the semi-final of the World Cup in Brazil...

    Elko Born Written by Elko Born about 1 month ago 5,122 reads 12 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 505 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 759 reads 1 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 11,190 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 8,454 reads 29 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 5,768 reads 9 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 9,535 reads 1 comments

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

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  25. 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 1 month ago 566 reads 1 comments