Wesley Sneijder

  • World Cup 2014: Dutch fate undeserved, says Wesley Sneijder July 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: The Netherlands' penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semifinals on Wednesday was an unjust way for them to exit the tournament, according to playmaker Wesley Sneijder. "We deserve much better," said the Galatasaray midfielder, one of two Dutch players to see a penalty saved by Argentina...
  • 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) Pre-match: The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal's hard, calculating Dutch side on Saturday...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands can win this World Cup, says Sneijder June 29, 2014

    Fortaleza: Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder has stressed on his team's ambition to win the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. "When I start a tournament, I always want to win it and, of course, some are easier to win. Four years ago, for example, it was a tough challenge for us but...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands top Group B with 2-0 win over Chile June 24, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to break the deadlock and help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins. Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose...
  • FIFA World Cup: Key role for Wesley Sneijder as 100th cap approaches June 11, 2014

    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 lost...
  • No surprises in Netherlands 23-man squad for football World Cup May 31, 2014

    Netherlands: Louis van Gaal named a mix of experience and youth in his final 23-man World Cup squad Saturday, as the Netherlands seek to go one better than their runner-up finish in 2010. Van Gaal's squad is built around the veteran attacking trio of Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley...
  • Decisive Galatasaray goal crowns difficult year for Sneijder December 12, 2013

    Wesley Sneijder ended a year of contrasting fortunes by scoring the winning goal against Juventus on Wednesday that propelled Galatasaray into the Champions League knockout stages. Six months ago Sneijder's career was at a crossroads after he was stripped of the captaincy of the Dutch national team, then left out of...
  • Galatasaray knock Juventus out of Champions League December 11, 2013

    Istanbul: Wesley Sneijder scored a late goal on Wednesday to help Galatasaray advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 1-0 win over Juventus in a weather-delayed match. The former Inter Milan midfielder scored in the 85th minute in snowy conditions, eliminating Juventus from the competition. The match had...
  • Netherlands call up Wesley Sneijder for Estonia match September 2, 2013

    Amsterdam: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has changed course and summoned midfielder Wesley Sneijder for the team's upcoming World Cup qualification matches against Estonia and Andorra. Van Gaal had previously said that Sneijder, currently with Turkish club Galatasaray, was not in form. But the Netherlands Royal Football Association said Monday that Van...
  • Wesley Sneijder snubbed for Netherlands friendly August 10, 2013

    Amsterdam: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has left Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder out of the squad for next week's friendly against Portugal, though he said on Friday that the player has the talent to return when he's fit. Van Gaal last month demoted Sneijder from his job as team captain, saying...
  • Wesley Sneijder left out of Dutch squad for friendly August 1, 2013

    The Hague: Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been left out of the preliminary Netherlands squad for the friendly against Portugal on August 14. Dutch coach Louis van Gaal named 26 players in his provisional squad for the match in Faro, Portugal, reports Xinhua. Among others, the regular big names like...
  • Football Transfers: Tuesday's latest news and rumours June 18, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Manchester City's new boss Pellegrini targets Robben, Sneijder: Report Manchester City's newly-appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini is planning to bid for Dutch internationals Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, a...
  • City's new boss Pellegrini targets Robben, Sneijder: Report June 18, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City's newly-appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini is planning to bid for Dutch internationals Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, a report said on Tuesday. "Robben enjoyed his time in England playing for Chelsea and Sneijder is unsettled in Turkey. No club was prepared to pay the wages Sneijder wanted before...
  • Robin van Persie replaces Wesley Sneijder as new Dutch captain June 8, 2013

    The Hague: Robin van Persie has replaced Wesley Sneijder as permanent first captain, Dutch head coach Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal informed the Dutch media about the change in captaincy after the friendly match against Indonesia in Jakarta, on Friday. When Louis van Gaal started his second term as head...
  • Real Madrid into semis despite 3-2 loss at Galatasaray April 10, 2013

    Istanbul: Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-finals for the third straight season on Tuesday despite losing 3-2 at Galatasaray following a second-half resurgence by the Turkish team. Madrid needed a double from Cristiano Ronaldo to advance 5-3 on aggregate, but only after conceding three goals in a 16-minute span...
  • Galatasaray high on Drogba, Sneijder ahead of Schalke first leg February 19, 2013

    Istanbul: Galatasaray will be fired up by the arrival of Didier Drogba, last year's Champions League hero, and Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder when they host struggling Schalke 04 on Wednesday. Drogba, who took the winning penalty for Chelsea in last season's final, scored with a header five minutes into his Galatasaray...
  • Sneijder, Robben left out of Dutch squad February 1, 2013

    London: Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and Arjen Robben have been left out of the Netherlands squad for next week's friendly against Italy because they have failed to play regularly at club level, coach Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Defenders John Heitinga and Gregory van der Wiel and...
  • Didier Drogba joins Turkish club Galatasaray January 29, 2013

    Istanbul: Didier Drogba is teaming up with Wesley Sneijder at Galatasaray, giving the Turkish club a second major signing in a week and boosting its chances of making deep run in the Champions League. Galatasaray announced on their website Monday that Drogba had agreed to an 18-month deal, cutting short his...
  • I am not in a rush and I won't be rushed: Sneijder January 16, 2013

    Milan: Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder says he will not be rushed into making a decision on his future. Galatasaray has reached an agreement with the Italian club to buy Sneijder and Inter President Massimo Moratti said on Monday that the player should respond. "Look, like all of the players who...
  • Galatasaray confirm reaching agreement with Inter over Sneijder January 12, 2013

    Ankara: Turkish club Galatasaray says it has reached an agreement with Inter Milan to buy Wesley Sneijder, but appears to be still trying to convince the Dutch midfielder to move to Istanbul. A brief statement from Galatasaray on Saturday said a deal was reached with Inter but that talks with Sneijder...
  • Inter's Sneijder may switch to EPL December 29, 2012

    London: Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni is still holding out hope that Wesley Sneijder will play for the club again but a move to the Premier League looks the most obvious choice for the talented Dutch playmaker. Sneijder, inspirational as Inter won the Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup...
  • Wesley Sneijder on his way to join PSG December 10, 2012

    Rome: Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder is reportedly set on his way to Paris Saint-Germain following a contract renewal row with Italian giants Inter Milan. The Dutchman has been told he won't play until he signs a new contract which lowers his six million euro per season wages, reports Xinhua. According to SportMediaset,...
  • Inter playmaker Sneijder injures himself again December 7, 2012

    Milan: Still in the middle of a contract dispute with Inter Milan, playmaker Wesley Sneijder is injured again. Inter say on their website that the Netherlands international sat out training Friday with a leg muscle problem. Sneijder hasn't played for Inter since September. First he was sidelined for two months with another...
  • Sneijder's future at Inter remains uncertain December 3, 2012

    Milan: The future of Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder at Inter Milan remains uncertain following a meeting with the club Monday in an apparently failed attempt to resolve a contract dispute. "We're trying to see if we can reach an agreement on another basis, otherwise he'll stay and play," Inter president...
  • Inter not to force Sneijder, says president Moratti December 3, 2012

    Milan: Inter president Massimo Moratti has insisted that he in no way "wants to force" Wesley Sneijder into signing a new contract, so the Dutch midfielder could possibly be released on a free transfer. The Nerazzurri have made it clear they do not intend to keep paying the Dutchman's six million...
  • Inter coach denies club pressure to omit Sneijder December 2, 2012

    Milan: Inter Milan coach Andrea Stramaccioni says his decision to keep Wesley Sneijder out of the squad is not linked to the player's dispute over a new contract. The Netherlands playmaker is set for talks with club officials on Monday over a deal which reportedly requires him to take a...
  • Zanetti urges Inter Milan to rethink on Sneijder December 1, 2012

    Rome: Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti has urged parties concerned to use common sense while sorting out Dutch football star Wesley Sneijder's contract row. Sneijder has been told he will not play again for the Italian football giants unless he takes a pay cut, reports Xinhua. He could be sold in...
  • Inter mull selling Sneijder amid contract row November 30, 2012

    Rome: Inter Milan will consider selling Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder after talks over accepting a wage cut stalled. Sneijder, a standout player in their 2010 treble season but who media reports say is newly-frugal Inter's top earner with a six million euro annual salary, again looks set to be left...
  • Sneijder named captain of Dutch football team August 15, 2012

    The Hague: Wesley Sneijder has replaced Mark van Bommel as the new captain of the Dutch football team, head coach Louis van Gaal announced ahead of Wednesday's friendly match against Belgium in Brussels. Van Bommel announced his retirement from the national team after the early exit at Euro 2012. The 28-year-old...
  • What's eating this Dutch team? June 14, 2012

    If you had any doubts that something was wrong with the Netherlands football team, they were compounded after defeat to Denmark over the weekend. If you still thought it was just one bad loss and that one of the pre-tournament favourites would bounce back, then you missed Wesley Sneijder's strong...