ROBIN VAN PERSIE

  • Euro Qualifiers: Dutch beat Latvia 6-0 to save Hiddink's job 6 days ago

    Amsterdam: The Netherlands outclassed Latvia in a morale-boosting 6-0 win on Sunday in European qualifying that eased pressure on coach Guus Hiddink after four defeats in his first five matches. The Czech Republic went top of Group A with four wins out of four by beating Iceland 2-1 in Plzen thanks...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie October 28, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • Robin van Persie helps Manchester United grab 1-1 draw against Chelsea October 26, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie rescued Manchester United with a goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw with leader Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. The Netherlands striker rammed home a loose ball from 10 meters to make amends for his error that helped Chelsea...
  • Dutch beat 10-man Kazakhstan with late goals in Euro Qualifiers October 11, 2014

    Amsterdam: The Netherlands grabbed two late goals to snatch a 3-1 home victory over 10-man Kazakhstan having trailed until just past the hour mark in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday. The Dutch took the three points thanks to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Ibrahim Afellay and a Robin van Persie penalty, having fallen...
  • EPL: Leicester City stun Manchester United 53 September 21, 2014

    Leicester: Manchester United twice surrendered a twogoal lead to lose 53 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game on Sunday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to cap their thrilling comeback. Angel Di Maria's exquisite chip put United 20 ahead in the 16th minute but...
  • Netherlands, Bosnia lose opening Euro qualifiers September 10, 2014

    London: The Netherlands had a disappointing start to qualifying for the European Championship and fellow World Cup team BosniaHerzegovina were stunned by Cyprus in Tuesday's biggest upset. Wales narrowly avoided a similar stumble at tiny Andorra, while Italy had a comfortable victory in Antonio Conte's first competitive game in charge. Here is...
  • World Cup stars fail to sparkle on Premier League return August 25, 2014

    Their dazzling displays lit up the World Cup, but the stars of the summer have failed to arrive on time for the Premier League party, with one of the tournament's flops stealing the early limelight. Whether it is Arsenal's World Cup winning heroes, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, Chile's leading light...
  • Louis van Gaal can bring the smile back to Manchester United August 8, 2014

    London: Charismatic, assured and meticulous, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has quickly stamped his authority on a club desperate to return to the summit of English football. After a dismal season under David Moyes, United acted quickly to appoint the experienced Dutchman to restore them to former glories and he...
  • Manchester United's Robin Van Persie to miss Premier League opener August 3, 2014

    London: Dutch striker Robin van Persie is set to miss Manchester United's opening Premier League match against Swansea City after being given an extended break after the World Cup. Van Persie, 30, did not travel with United on their preseason tour of the United States, and will not appear in the...
  • Manchester United add Hernandez for US tour July 20, 2014

    Carson, California: Manchester United have added Javier Hernandez to their squad for the team's preseason tour of the US. Relegated to the bench for much of last season, Chicharito will join the Red Devils before their friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday in Pasadena, the team's first match under...
  • World Cup 2014: The best goals in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eyecatching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. Sunday's final saw only one goal when...
  • World Cup 2014: The five highs and lows July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Marcelo looked wideeyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win...
  • World Cup 2014: Success based on Dutch way with novel tweak, says Van Gaal July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said his team's run to third place at the World Cup was proof that there was more than one "Dutch" way of playing the game. Van Gaal's side played a more defensive, containing style than that preferred by many Dutch coaches. "We were able to show...
  • World Cup 2014: A look at some of the best goals so far July 12, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eyecatching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. The world will be treated to quite a...
  • World Cup 2014: Robben, Van Persie emptyhanded again at World Cup July 10, 2014

    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 00 draw. How different to a month ago and the start...
  • World Cup 2014: Robben,Van Persie emptyhanded again at World Cup July 10, 2014

    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 semifinals, losing to Argentina in a penalty shootout following a 00 draw. How different to a month ago and the...
  • World Cup semis, Argentina v Netherlands: as it happened July 10, 2014

    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 71 evisceration of...
  • The Beautiful Game: Who will face Germany in the World Cup final? July 9, 2014

    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 July 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: With a rampant Germany awaiting in the final, Argentina and the Netherlands face selection dilemmas going into their World Cup semifinal 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 July 9, 2014

    Netherlands striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for Wednesday's World Cup semifinal 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 he...
  • World Cup 2014: Five of the best goals from the tournament July 8, 2014

    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 of 16...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands beat Costa Rica on penalties to reach semis July 6, 2014

    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 July 6, 2014

    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 00 draw before the Dutch prevailed 43 in penalty...
  • World Cup 2014: Holland beat Costa Rica on penalties to reach semis July 6, 2014

    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 43 on penalties to set up a mouthwatering FIFA World Cup semifinal clash against Argentina on Wednesday. In a masterstroke from Dutch coach Louis van Gaal...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Costa Rica, quarterfinal July 6, 2014

    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) Prematch: The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal's hard, calculating Dutch side on Saturday...
  • Goal! Magic mix making World Cup scorefest: how? July 3, 2014

    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...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands team offered space trip if they win the tittle July 1, 2014

    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 runnersup on three occasions, the Netherlands are keener than most to secure their elusive maiden World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Robin van Persie back for Dutch to terrorise Mexico June 28, 2014

    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' 20 defeat of Chile in their final group...
  • As it happened: Netherlands vs Chile and Australia vs Spain, World Cup 2014 June 23, 2014

    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, but...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch and Chile to battle for Group B top spot June 22, 2014

    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 highfliers meet on Monday at Sao...