Rafael Van Der Vaart

  • Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart out of football World Cup May 28, 2014

    Veteran Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will miss the World Cup after injuring a calf muscle in his right leg. The Dutch football association said Wednesday the injury means coach Louis van Gaal will not include the country's mostexperienced player in his squad for Brazil. The Hamburg star with 109 international...
  • 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...
  • Van der Vaart back in Netherlands squad October 5, 2012

    Amsterdam: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal recalled Rafael van der Vaart on Friday for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Romania. Van der Vaart was dropped for the first two qualifiers as he returned to full fitness following his move from Tottenham to Hamburg. Also back in the squad were midfielders Ibrahim...
  • van der Vaart joins Hamburg from Tottenham August 31, 2012

    Hamburg: Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart is returning to Hamburger SV, one of his former clubs, from Tottenham. Hamburg announced Friday that they had signed the 29yearold midfielder on a threeyear contract. Van der Vaart previously played for Hamburg from 200508 before moving to Real Madrid. He struggled to establish himself...
  • Spurs' van der Vaart ends transfer speculation July 18, 2012

    Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has ended transfer speculation linking him with a move to the Bundesliga by insisting that he has no plans to leave White Hart Lane this summer. Following the sacking of Harry Redknapp it was widely reported that the former Real Madrid player was considering a...
  • We didn't deserve to go through: Van der Vaart June 18, 2012

    Kharkiv:The Netherlands midfielder opened the scoring against Portugal but admitted that his side were not good enough to progress after surrendering their lead to fall to a third defeat. The Oranje were seen as one of the pretournament favourites but failed spectacularly to live up to that billing and now...
  • Van der Vaart picks three German threats June 13, 2012

    Kharkiv: Rafael Van der Vaart has identified the three Germany players that his Netherlands side should be wary of in their Euro 2012 clash on Wednesday. Bert van Marwijk's side take on Die Mannschaft in Kharkiv in the second round of Group B fixtures, with the Oranje in desperate need of...
  • Discontent emerging within Netherlands camp June 12, 2012

    Compared with some of his predecessors, Bert van Marwijk has had an easy time managing the Netherlands over the last four years when it comes to crisis management. The Dutch have been notorious over the years for infighting and feuds that can ruin harmony in the squad and destroy their...