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England plummet to 20th in Fifa world rankings while Germany go top
1 week ago
England have slumped to their lowest Fifa ranking for 18 years following their disappointing World Cup campaign
World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
2 weeks ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
Louis van Gaal: I want to make my Manchester United team like Holland
2 weeks ago
Louis van Gaal will officially arrive at Manchester United on Wednesday and says he wants the club to ‘sing from the same hymn sheet’ like his Holland squad
So long and thanks for the memories, Brazil. We’ll never forget you
2 weeks ago
Barney Ronay: We came expecting protests and chaos. But the lasting legacy of 2014 will be the recasting of international football at the pinnacle of the sport and a new Wunderteam from Germany
Holland heap misery on Brazil with World Cup third-place play-off win
2 weeks ago
A third-minute penalty from Robin van Persie set Holland on their way to a 3-0 victory over Brazil in the World Cup third-place play-off in Brasília
Brazil v Holland: World Cup 2014 third-place playoff – as it happened!
2 weeks ago
Minute-by-minute report: Holland scored early and late to inflict a comprehensive defeat on Brazil to finish third
World Cup 2014: 11 things the tournament taught us
2 weeks ago
Brazil 2014’s lessons: Argentina don’t care what you think; Van Gaal likes a gamble; the science of penalties; and diving is good
World Cup 2014: a ground-hopper’s day-by-day diary
2 weeks ago
Brazil in brief, from Dutch fans treated as heroes and one of the most extraordinary half-hours, to Fifa’s bloated Rio bubble
World Cup third-place play-off: an unloved match that can stir the soul
2 weeks ago
Scott Murray: Brazil v Holland for the World Cup consolation prize may appear a flawed spectacle but history shows it can still deliver
World Cup 2014 day-by-day: the road to the Germany v Argentina final
2 weeks ago
From great group stages to penalty shootouts, Luis Suárez’s bite and Brazil’s Mineirazo, the story of the 2014 World Cup
Did Ron Vlaar’s penalty in World Cup semi-final cross the line?
2 weeks ago
The Holland defender’s penalty was initially saved by Argentina’s Sergio Romero – but did it cross the line after bouncing?
Javier Mascherano: Argentina reaching World Cup final lifted my soul
2 weeks ago
Amy Lawrence: Barcelona player had a key role in the semi-final win against Holland and hopes to repeat the trick against Germany in the final
Argentina’s ‘Hands of God’ hero Sergio Romero thanks Holland coach Van Gaal
2 weeks ago
Argentina’s goalkeeper thanked Louis van Gaal in the Dutch dressing room after the World Cup semi-final, for the help he gave him at AZ Alkmaar
Louis van Gaal: lucky or brilliant? Manchester United won’t mind either
2 weeks ago
Jamie Jackson: Dutchman’s already impressive CV has only been enhanced at World Cup with Holland and his Old Trafford arrival is eagerly anticipated
Louis van Gaal to officially join Manchester United after Holland exit
2 weeks ago
The Holland coach will officially join up with his new club next week after Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off against Brazil
Javier Mascherano’s all-round display proves decisive for Argentina
2 weeks ago
Michael Cox: Coaches’ fear of Lionel Messi and Holland’s Arjen Robben dictated cautious tactics for World Cup semi-final that lacked spark for 120 minutes
Five talking points from Argentina v Holland: result adds to Brazil’s pain
2 weeks ago
Dominic Fifield: Brazil’s bitter rivals have heaped more misery on the host nation by making it to the World Cup final at the Maracanã
Argentina’s Lionel Messi stifled but he can still light up the final
2 weeks ago
Barney Ronay: Argentina’s Lionel Messi finds it tough to escape Holland’s suffocating tactics but will now play on World Cup’s greatest stage
Advantage Germany in final after ‘war’, says Argentina coach Sabella
2 weeks ago
The Argentina manager, Alejandro Sabella, has admitted Germany’s freshness will hand them a considerable advantage in Sunday’s World Cup final
Holland’s stifling tactics divert support to leave Arjen Robben isolated
2 weeks ago
The Holland winger was on his toes and hungry for the ball but seldom received it as his side went out of the World Cup to Argentina in a penalty shootout

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

Pundits doubted whether Netherlands would be able to replicate its success from the 2010 World Cup, when it went 6-0 before losing in the finals to Spain. Six of the seven players returning from the 2010 edition are on the wrong side of 30. Many even ... - 5 days ago
Scots football fans were confronted by around 75 Dutch supporters during an away game in the Netherlands. Two Dutch men and one Scottish man were arrested prior to Aberdeen FC's 2-1 win over FC Groningen at the Euroborg on Thursday. The men are ...
Bleacher Report - 1 week ago
Football clubs across the Netherlands are taking to the field sporting black armbands in remembrance of the 193 Dutch citizens who lost their lives in Thursday's Malaysia Airlines tragedy. Figures released by the airline show that almost two-thirds of ...
Bleacher Report - 2 weeks ago
More than anything, then, 2014's Dutch campaign showed how far a team can get as a motivated and well organised collective. This Holland team wasn't about a superstar or about groundbreaking, fast-paced football. It was about intelligence, discipline ...
The Guardian - 3 weeks ago
Holland's penalty heartache in major championships is second only to England's but they were nerveless at the end of a match when a remorseless, relentless Arjen Robben had driven his side to do everything but score against a defiant Costa Rica side.
Hindustan Times - 2 weeks ago
With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals. After finishing runner-up in 2010, the third place is the best position for the Dutch squad ...
Channel News Asia - 1 week ago
"We realise that a future World Cup in Russia will be very emotive for all football lovers and relatives of the dead in the Netherlands. During these black days the KNVB is with the families, friends and football clubs of the victims. "Silence over ...
Football Italia - 2 weeks ago
Nigel De Jong is a surprise starter in tonight's World Cup semi-final between the Netherlands and Leo Messi's Argentina. It kicks off in Sao Paulo at 21.00 UK time (20.00 GMT) with Germany awaiting the winners in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The losing ...
- 3 weeks ago
Nobody fancied the Dutch to go far in the World Cup, but now Louis van Gaal's side are a game away from performing in their 2nd World Cup final in a row. Standing in Netherlands way are Argentina, who are inspired by their superstar forward Lionel ...
- 2 weeks ago
Netherlands reliance on several players from the Eredivisie came under much scrutiny from the media before the tournament, and the Dutch were expected to struggle. However stars from Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV all played a major role as Netherlands came ...

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Mark van Bommel
4 years ago
The Dutch midfield enforcer stars as the Terminator, Cruella de Vil and a fugitive on the run in this week's offerings
Holland v Spain: the best pictures of the World Cup final
4 years ago
The best pictures of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa, including the build-up, the match itself and the aftermath ...
World Cup 2010: Holland v Uruguay in pictures
4 years ago
This is it, do or die, all or nothing, one last push etc etc ... Holland and Uruguay are 90 minutes away from the World Cup final, the biggest game that any of these 22 players will ever play in. We bring you all the action from the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town
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