Netherlands reveal World Cup 2010 away kit

January 6th, 2010 by leewilson

Two times World Cup runners up Netherlands has revealed their official away shirt that they will wear in the event of a jersey clash at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Dutch have quite often flattered to deceive at major tournaments with numerous exits in the knock out stages after tending to peak early. The only event that [...]

How did Netherlands qualify for South Africa 2010

October 30th, 2009 by leewilson

Despite being a regular in the latter stages of international tournaments, the Netherlands are one of the few bigger nations who know the feeling of missing out on a major tournament after failing to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. Crucial defeats to Portugal and the Republic of Ireland that year saw them eliminated before [...]

Hard-fought victory could prove costly for Holland

September 9th, 2009 by Hitzltrov

An injury to Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder took the gloss off a 3-0 victory for Holland against a resilient, determined, but ultimately unsuccessful Japanese side.
However, Holland would perhaps have preferred to lose the game, rather than lose key player Sneijder. With a World Cup qualifier against Scotland coming up, this Saturday evening friendly was [...]

Deadly Defoe Double Denies Dutch

August 13th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

If you want to know what it feels like to have two birthdays so close together, you could ask the Queen. Or, come to think of it, Bert van Marwijk. Two ridiculously fortunate Dutch goals appeared to gift Holland the win, until supersub Jermain Defoe dug England out of a royal mess in Amsterdam. Pundits [...]

Preview: Holland vs England

August 11th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

To be honest, this friendly is pointless. Holland have qualified. And, barring a major collapse, have England. But that doesn’t mean that Bert van Marwijk will want to win the game any less, preserving the Oranje’s ranking as third best in the world. Holland need to prove that they can beat the ‘big boys’, as [...]

Iceland 1-2 Holland

June 7th, 2009 by juandeful

The Netherlands last night became the first European team to seal their status as one of the 32 sides travelling to South Africa, with a 2-1 victory away to Iceland. Nigel de Jong and Mark van Bommel’s first half goals were enough to see the Oranje through, with Kristjan Orn Sigurdsson’s reply turning out to [...]

Iceland v Netherlands – Preview

May 30th, 2009 by juandeful

Having taken maximum points from their opening five matches in Group 9 of World Cup qualifying, Holland go into their next match with Iceland knowing that a win would guarantee progression to the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. Bert van Marwijk’s side currently top the group which also involves Scotland, and they will be eager [...]

2010 World Cup Qualifying – Holland’s Journey So Far

May 22nd, 2009 by juandeful

After some fantastic, if in the end unrewarded, performances at the European Championships in 2008; the Netherlands have made one of the best starts of any team as they attempt to reach the World’s greatest tournament 2010. The Oranje have claimed an impressive 15 points from a possible 15, on a seemingly interminable run of form.
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Dutch Players at Real Madrid

May 20th, 2009 by juandeful

As we wait for 2010 World Cup qualification, I thought I would do an article about the Dutch players playing at the Bernabeu. There are currently six players from the Netherlands plying their trade at Real Madrid, though the club hasn’t boasted a Dutch manager since Guus Hiddink’s one year spell in the 1998/99 season. [...]

Van der Sar steps down

June 24th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

After the defeat against Russia confirmed Edwin Van der Sar’s resignation from international football, Edwin stated that he will miss the Holland duty and the experience of international competitions. Van der Sar will now focus solely on Manchester United, where he is set to keep the number one jersey for the 2008/09 season. He earned [...]