Robin Van Persie

  • World Cup 2014: Robben, Van Persie empty-handed again at World Cup 10-07-2014 09:34 PM

    Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie came up empty again. The Netherlands forwards, and the rest of the team, essentially ran out of steam on Wednesday in the World Cup semifinals, losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw. How different to a month ago and the...
  • World Cup 2014: Robben,Van Persie empty-handed again at World Cup 10-07-2014 11:09 AM

    Sao Paulo: Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie came up empty again. The Netherlands forwards, and the rest of the team, essentially ran out of steam on Wednesday in the World Cup semi-finals, losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw. How different to a month ago...
  • World Cup semis, Argentina v Netherlands: as it happened 10-07-2014 12:13 AM

    Catch all the live updates from the semifinal match between Netherlands and Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The match, starting in Sao Paulo will be a clash of the brilliance of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben. After Germany's 7-1 evisceration...
  • The Beautiful Game: Who will face Germany in the World Cup final? 09-07-2014 08:32 PM

    Argentina and Netherlands clash in the second semifinal in Sao Paulo for a place in the final against Germany on Sunday. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Wounded Netherlands, Argentina eye Germany showdown 09-07-2014 08:47 AM

    Sao Paulo: With a rampant Germany awaiting in the final, Argentina and the Netherlands face selection dilemmas going into their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The match, starting in Sao Paulo at 1.30 am IST, will be a clash of the brilliance of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben. After Germany's...
  • World Cup 2014: Robin Van Persie sick, a doubt for Argentina clash 09-07-2014 12:04 AM

    Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against Argentina after coming down with stomach problems, coach Louis van Gaal said. Van Persie, the Netherlands' joint top scorer with three goals in the tournament, has been training separately from the squad and Van Gaal said...
  • World Cup 2014: Five of the best goals from the tournament 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    The 2014 World Cup has produced several goals of outstanding quality. The following are five of the best so far according to Reuters. James Rodriguez (Colombia 2 Uruguay 0) Rodriguez had already caught the eye with his performances in the first round but his opener against Uruguay in the Round...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands beat Costa Rica on penalties to reach semis 06-07-2014 10:50 AM

    Louis van Gaal put on reserve goalkeeper Tim Krul just before the shootout, and his move paid off with Krul pulling off two saves in the tiebreaker. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Van Persie's misses nearly cost Netherlands 06-07-2014 08:38 AM

    Salvador: On the same ground where Robin van Persie's spectacular diving header earned him the nickname the Flying Dutchman, the Netherlands striker fell flat against Costa Rica on Saturday. Van Persie missed two chances from close range in stoppage time in a 0-0 draw before the Dutch prevailed 4-3 in...
  • World Cup 2014: Holland beat Costa Rica on penalties to reach semis 06-07-2014 04:24 AM

    Salvador: Substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul turned out to be the unlikely hero at the Arena Fonte Nova here Saturday as the Netherlands beat Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties to set up a mouthwatering FIFA World Cup semifinal clash against Argentina on Wednesday. In a masterstroke from Dutch coach Louis van...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Costa Rica, quarterfinal 06-07-2014 12:15 AM

    Catch all the live updates from the fourth quarterfinal match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Pre-match: The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal's hard, calculating Dutch side on...
  • Goal! Magic mix making World Cup score-fest: how? 03-07-2014 09:33 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Since Day 1, when Brazil put three past Croatia, the World Cup has enjoyed a goal deluge as sustained as an Amazon forest downpour. A combination of factors gelled to put Brazil on a trajectory to smash the record for most goals at any of the 20...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands team offered space trip if they win the tittle 01-07-2014 02:55 PM

    The Hague (The Netherlands): In an 'out of the world' incentive, a Dutch aerospace engineering company has offered the entire Netherlands team a flight into space if they win the World Cup. After finishing runners-up on three occasions, the Netherlands are keener than most to secure their elusive maiden World...
  • World Cup 2014: Robin van Persie back for Dutch to terrorise Mexico 28-06-2014 09:28 AM

    Robin van Persie returns to the Dutch attack to face Mexico in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday while Mexican defender Hector Moreno will lock horns with his former mentor Louis van Gaal. Van Persie was suspended for the Netherlands' 2-0 defeat of Chile in their final...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 23-06-2014 08:50 PM

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group B matches as the Dutch and Chile battle for top spot and Spain look to avoid worst ever WC defence. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16,...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch and Chile to battle for Group B top spot 22-06-2014 01:14 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup's round of 16, but both still want to win Group B and avoid the likely prospect of facing host nation Brazil in their next match. Two of the tournament's early high-fliers meet on Monday at...
  • Robin van Persie's ban leaves Dutch without a player whose surname begins with 'Van' for the first time in two decades! 22-06-2014 08:55 AM

    Salvador, Brazil: The suspension of captain Robin van Persie for Monday's World Cup Group B decider against Chile means the Netherlands will play an international without a player whose surname begins with 'Van' for the first time in almost two decades. The last time it happened was in 1996 in...
  • World Cup 2014: Chile will give Netherlands a real challenge, says Persie 21-06-2014 10:45 AM

    Rio de Janerio: Chile will pose a real challenge for the Netherlands in their final World Cup Group B match on Monday and the Dutch will have to work hard for the draw they need to finish top, striker Robin van Persie said on Friday. The Dutch, who like the...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands come from behind to beat Australia, enter last-16 18-06-2014 11:06 PM

    Porto Alegre: A long-range strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 3-2 win over Australia in a thrilling World Cup Group B game but a brave, hard-charging Socceroos side had threatened to earn a famous victory. The game was marked by end-to-end action and spectacular goals - notably...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Australia vs Netherlands 18-06-2014 08:33 PM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The key question for most ahead of Netherlands' second World Cup match is whether Robin Van Persie and co. can possibly top...
  • World Cup 2014: How the big names performed in the opening round in Brazil 18-06-2014 01:21 PM

    As the first round of matches of the group stage come to a close we take a look at the stars who were supposed to dazzle in Brazil. Neymar: He is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world, and at the age of 22, has already become...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands still have a long way to go, says Robin Van Persie 17-06-2014 06:01 PM

    Porto Alegre: Netherlands captain Robin Van Persie was happy with the impressive 5-1 win against defending champions Spain in their World Cup opener but admitted that the Dutch still have a long way to go before lifting their maiden World Cup trophy. "This is my fifth major tournament and I...
  • Robin van Persie scored a sensational goal and the internet is going nuts with these crazy memes of the header! 15-06-2014 12:29 PM

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's Robin van Persie! The Dutch captain Robin van Persie's stunning header against Spain not only won them the match but also won the internet with all the memes that have been floating ever since. If there was one sensational moment the...
  • World Cup 2014: Could have beaten Spain by eight goals, says Van Persie 14-06-2014 06:31 PM

    Salvador: Netherlands captain and forward Robin Van Persie added insult to the Spanish team's injury saying they could have beaten the defending champions by seven or eight goals in their World Cup opener here Friday. The Manchester United forward expressed his happiness after his national team thrashed Spain 5-1 in...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands thrash Spain 5-1 14-06-2014 12:18 PM

    The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for their 2010 loss in the World Cup final. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Spain's tiki-taka put to the sword by the Robin-Robben show 14-06-2014 10:53 AM

    Is it the end of tiki-taka? Del Bosque might disagree but the clinical humiliation of the defending champions by Holland suggests that it just might be. Revenge is best served cold, and Louis van Gaal's brand of total football left Spain stunned and in the end, shattered in a complete...
  • World Cup 2014: Revenge! Holland hammer world champs Spain 5-1 14-06-2014 02:27 AM

    Salvador: The Netherlands thrashed Spain 5-1 on Friday, toying with the defending champions in the second half and gaining a measure of revenge for their 2010 loss in the World Cup final. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice and defender Stefan de Vrij grabbed his first international...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Netherlands vs Spain 13-06-2014 11:21 PM

    Spain will be lifted by a reminder of the glory of four years ago as the defence of their World Cup crown begins against 2010 finalists the Netherlands in Salvador. Spain, also 2008 and 2012 European Championship winners, arrive in Brazil with 16 players retained from the squad that triumphed...
  • FIFA World Cup: Key role for Wesley Sneijder as 100th cap approaches 11-06-2014 09:52 PM

    Wesley Sneijder will mark a major milestone when he wins his 100th international cap in their opening World Cup Group B game on Friday but his return to the heartbeat of the Netherlands team was in doubt 12 months ago. The dashing midfielder was stripped of the captaincy and then...
  • World Cup: Robin van Persie, Daryl Janmaat hit by kite surfer on beach 10-06-2014 10:34 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Netherlands captain Robin van Persie and defender Daryl Janmaat have survived a close encounter with a kite surfer on Rio's Ipanema beach. Janmaat, who is expected to be in Louis van Gaal's starting lineup for Friday's Group B opener against Spain in Salvador, says the kite surfer...