Netherlands

  • Ruud van Nistelrooy named as Netherlands assistant coach 57 minutes ago

    Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, who scored 35 goals in 70 internationals, will work under new coach Guus Hiddink and alongside Danny Blind, who will...
  • Guus Hiddink begins second stint as Netherlands coach 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    Guus Hiddink vowed on his first day as the Netherlands coach to put together a team that will play attractive but practical football. Hiddink has been set to replace Louis van Gaal since March. Van Gaal accepted the top job at Manchester United before leading the Netherlands on a flashy run...
  • MH17: Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands 1 week ago

    Kharviv (Ukraine): Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to...
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands July 23, 2014

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 crash victims return July 23, 2014

    Kharkiv: Wooden coffins were being brought out on the tarmac of a Ukrainian airport as the first plane carrying corpses recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 readied to leave for the Netherlands. Grieving families and Dutch royals are due to receive the bodies as flags fly at half...
  • MH17 air crash: 282 bodies reach Kharkiv in Ukraine July 23, 2014

    A train carrying the 282 bodies recovered from the crash site reached Kharkiv in Ukraine on Tuesday. Authorities are now working to try and fly the bodies to their families in Netherlands. ...
  • Dutch investigators inspect MH17 bodies at east Ukraine station July 21, 2014

    Torez: Dutch investigators on Monday inspected bodies recovered from downed passenger airliner MH17 which had been loaded on to a train under rebel control, an AFP reporter said. As each of the train wagons carrying a total of more than 200 corpses was opened and examined by two men wearing masks...
  • World Cup 2014: The best goals in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching 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...
  • 'Did it get Messi? It wasn't even Klose!' The best photos, memes, and tweets after Germany lifted the World Cup trophy July 14, 2014

    A billion football fans had their eyes glued to the screens before the World Cup final. The fans were divided between Germany and The Netherlands in the biggest football event after 4 long years. What time zone you were in hardly mattered when it came to the finale. There were...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina aim for third World Cup title July 13, 2014

    Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil, but for that they will have to deal with the magical Lionel Messi. ...
  • 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: Brazil's loss to Netherlands disgusts fans July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil fans expressed disgust with their team after the hosts lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in Saturday's World Cup third place play-off with many hoping Germany will win the final. Although it was Germany who thrashed the Selecao 7-1 on their own turf in the semi-final, fans said they would...
  • World Cup 2014: Sad Brazil players apologise to fans after another heavy loss July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Hosts Brazil lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in their final World Cup match on Saturday and their players apologised to fans after another hugely disappointing performance in the third-place match. "I don't think we deserved for it to end like this," captain Thiago Silva said in a televised interview. "We need...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over hosts Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Netherlands, third-place play-off July 13, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the third-place play-off match between Brazil and Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany by beating the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil look to go out on a high July 12, 2014

    Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating semi-final defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in third-place play-off in Brasilia. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Louis van Gaal gunning for Brazil in Brasilia July 12, 2014

    Brasilia: After deep initial scepticism, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal goes into Saturday's third place play-off determined to down hosts Brazil and end the World Cup on a high note. His last match before taking over at Manchester United sees Van Gaal's Netherlands, beaten on penalties by Argentina in the semi-final,...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil playing for 'honour and dignity', says captain July 12, 2014

    Brasilia: The Brazil players could not be more motivated ahead of Saturday's World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands and will be fighting to restore their "honour and dignity", captain Thiago Silva said on Friday. Brazil's dream of winning a sixth World Cup, and a first on home soil, was shattered...
  • World Cup 2014: Shattered Brazil look to rescue pride in third-place match July 11, 2014

    Brazil: Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in Saturday's third-place play-off in Brasilia. It is the one game that no team ever wants to take part in, but the encounter at...
  • World Cup 2014: Miroslav Klose, Thomas Mueller eye more German goals July 11, 2014

    Berlin: Miroslav Klose and Thomas Mueller will bring a grand total of 26 World Cup goals to the final on Sunday, a staggering tally for two of the most prolific strikers in the tournament's history. Klose is the World Cup's all-time record goal scorer with 16 in four tournaments, while Mueller...
  • World Cup 2014: Weary Dutch have no interest in third-place game July 11, 2014

    The Netherlands squad must stay at the World Cup when coach Louis van Gaal dearly wishes they could just go home. Next up? The game no one wants to play. Faced with the prospect of the third-place game against host Brazil on Saturday after a disappointing semi-final loss to Argentina, Dutch...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar to join Brazil for third-place play-off July 11, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as "unfair" after their 7-1 semi-final mauling by Germany. Neymar's absence dominated the...
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina in the final, Brazil's nightmare worsens July 10, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilians might have thought that their World Cup nightmare couldn't possibly get any worse - and then bitter rivals Argentina reached the final in their own backyard Wednesday. Still agonizing over their traumatic 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany just 24 hours earlier, Brazilians will now have to...
  • World Cup 2014: Romero emerges from shadows to become Argentina's hero July 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Having spent most of the last 12 months out of favour at club level, Sergio Romero has emerged from the shadows at the World Cup to star in Argentina's run to the final. Romero saved twice in Wednesday's penalty shoot-out as Argentina triumphed 4-2 against the Netherlands in the...
  • World Cup 2014: Dutch media mourns defeat against Argentina July 10, 2014

    The Hague: Dutch media on Thursday mourned the Netherlands' 4-2 penalty shootout defeat to Argentina, but for some there was relief at not having to face a rampant Germany in the World Cup final. "It's over: The Oranje won't go to the World Cup final after penalty drama with Argentina," popular...
  • World Cup 2014: Two players refused first Dutch penalty, says Louis van Gaal July 10, 2014

    The Hague: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has revealed that two of his players refused to step up to take the first penalty in Wednesday's 4-2 World Cup semi-final shoot-out loss to Argentina. The ill-fated honour eventually fell to defender Ron Vlaar, whose effort was saved by Argentina keeper Sergio...
  • 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...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil trying to shift focus to 3rd-place match July 10, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his players are trying to put the devastating semi-final loss to Germany behind them as quickly as possible, turning their focus to the farewell match at their home World Cup. Scolari on Wednesday said they have to find a way to move on,...