NIGEL DE JONG

  • World Cup 2014: De Jong warms up at Dutch training July 8, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Injured midfielder Nigel de Jong has warmed up with the Netherlands squad on the eve of their World Cup semifinal match against Argentina. Striker Robin van Persie, who has looked off the pace in the Netherlands' two knockoutstage matches, warmed up separately from the main group of players with...
  • FIFA World Cup history: The beautiful game has had its ugly moments July 7, 2014

    The whole world felt the agony when Brazil star Neymar was stretchered out of the ground after a ghastly foul by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the quarterfinal of FIFA 2014, which left the 22yearold with a broken vertebra, while ending his World Cup and putting Brazil's chances of another...
  • World Cup 2014: Groin tear likely ends Nigel de Jong's campaign July 1, 2014

    Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong's World Cup appears to be over after tests confirmed he has a tear in his groin muscle and will be sidelined for 2to4 weeks. The Dutch football association said on Tuesday that an MRI scan revealed the injury, almost certainly ruling one of the Dutch team's...
  • Atalanta fans hurl bananas at AC Milan players during a Serie A match May 12, 2014

    Milan: Atalanta fans hurled bananas at AC Milan's Guinean defender Kevin Constant on Sunday in the latest racist storm to hit European football. Two bananas were thrown at Constant and near Nigel de Jong near the end of Milan's 21 defeat at Atalanta. The insult came two weeks after a banana...
  • AC Milan missing 10 players for Serie A opener August 23, 2013

    Rome: AC Milan will have 10 players missing for their opening match of the Serie A season at Hellas Verona on Saturday including Kevin-Prince Boateng, Nigel De Jong, Sulley Muntari and Giampaolo Pazzini. "The thing that annoys me most is that I won't have Pazzini available," said coach Massimiliano Allegri at...
  • AC Milan's De Jong to be sidelined for a long spell December 10, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan football club have confirmed that their midfielder Nigel De Jong will be out of action for five or six months after having his left achilles tendon snapped in their 42 victory over Torino. The Dutch midfielder collapsed after 22 minutes into play Sunday and immediately gesticulated towards the...