1. 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 21 days ago 5,885 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 21 days ago 1,319 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 22 days ago 1,647 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 22 days ago 217 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 22 days ago 20,393 reads 122 comments

  6. 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 22 days ago 5,062 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 22 days ago 504 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 22 days ago 759 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 23 days ago 11,119 reads 4 comments

  10. 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 23 days ago 8,426 reads 29 comments

  11. 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 23 days ago 5,662 reads 9 comments

  12. 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 23 days ago 9,420 reads 1 comments

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

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Emilio Gonzales about 23 days ago 377 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 24 days ago 566 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 24 days ago 3,436 reads 2 comments

  16. 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 24 days ago 9,981 reads 16 comments

  17. 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 24 days ago 5,337 reads 33 comments

  18. 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 24 days ago 419 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 24 days ago 1,197 reads 1 comments

  20. 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 24 days ago 1,109 reads 2 comments

  21. 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 24 days ago 5,159 reads 10 comments

  22. 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 24 days ago 221 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 24 days ago 14,168 reads 4 comments

  24. 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 25 days ago 2,161 reads 3 comments

  25. 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 26 days ago 13,190 reads 17 comments