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The Bayern Munich attacker admitted to being angry after the final whistle, and had some harsh words for his national side after the disappointing loss
Bayern Munich ace Arjen Robben blasted the Netherlands national team's performance against Iceland on Monday, calling it unworthy after falling to a shock 2-0 loss on Monday.
The 30-year-old admitted to being angry after the final whistle, claiming the team made things difficult for themselves, as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace saw the Oranje return from the Laugardalsvöllur empty handed.
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The Liga duo are reportedly keen on the Manchester United star, who is set to sit down with his coach to discuss his situation at the club.
According to reports, the arrival of Radamel Falcao could push one of Manchester United's attackers towards the exit door.
Approximately a fortnight ago, Robin Van Persie was linked with a surprise move to Spain, with 10-time Champions League winners Real Madrid allegedly considering making a £20 million move for the Dutch international in January.
And now new reports have emerged... Read the rest of the article »
Despite already bringing in Chicharito on loan, Real Madrid are reportedly eyeing a move for another Red Devils attacker this winter.
This summer's transfer market might be well and over, but that hasn't prevented the rumor mill from starting up again regarding moves for some players mid-season.
And as per usual with any speculation, these rumors range from highly likely to bordeline absurd, but one knows that gossip sells, and the more outrageous, the better.
According to reports from Spain (as per English publication... Read the rest of the article »
After seeing himself fall down the pecking order at Old Trafford, Chicharito will leave the Red Devils on a season-long loan deal with Los Blancos
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez finally seals his Manchester United exit, but only on a season-long loan, signing for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
Chicharito joined the Red Devils back in 2010 under Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, but since the arrival of Dutch striker Robin Van Persie back in 2012, Hernandez has seen his role at the club diminish, falling down the pecking order at Manchester United.
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Red Devils fans took to Twitter to express their joy as El Tigre grows closer to a Manchester United loan, but many question whether the Colombian is the player the club really needs. Check out the best tweets
With the transfer window deadline day in full swing, high-profile transfer speculations have been in full throttle. Of course, the one grabbing most of the headlines is that of Radamel Falcao's move to English Premier League side Manchester United.
Early on Monday, news broke that the Colombian hot-shot was not headed for the Red Devils' city rivals Manchester Cityas initially thought, but was... Read the rest of the article »
Manchester United have announced a deal has been reached with Ajax to bring Dutch ace Daley Blind to the Theatre of Dreams in a reported £14m deal
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Manchester United have finally announced a deal has been reached with Ajax to bring Dutch ace Daley Blind to Old Trafford, subject to a medical and personal terms.
The Ajax man, alongside Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, was a star player in Netherlands' 2014 World Cup campaign, which saw the Oranje finish the tournament in third-place, grabbing the assist... Read the rest of the article »
Red Devils fans are wishing for dream start under Louis van Gaal as the Dutch manager is set to make his English Premier League debut when Manchester United take on Swansea City in the first game of the 2014-15 season. Check out the lineups and live stream (online & TV) here
The football world eagerly awaits the kick off of yet another highly-anticipated English Premier League edition as Manchester United take on Swansea City at Old Trafford in the first game of the upcoming 2014-15 season.
All eyes will be on Dutch boss Louis van Gaal who took over the helms at the Theatre of Dreams from Welshman Ryan Giggs, who was named caretaker manager after the club decided... Read the rest of the article »
Stars like Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and more all among the most popular, but who was the no. 1 in the 2013-2014 season?
Football, like any other industry is a business, and a large part of many of Europe's top leagues' revenues come from sales of tickets and other sporting merchandise.
Many fans often splash out the cash to acquire tickets to see their favorite stars in action, but if they are not fortunate enough to reside within the country where their favorite team plays, are equally keen to purchase kits... Read the rest of the article »
American Fans to Get Front Row Experience of Soccer’s Greatest Players and Famed League Live in Theaters Starting Aug. 16
Soccer has taken root in the U.S. as never before and now new and longtime soccer fans alike will get a chance to witness the world’s best soccer on the big screen as Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group team up to present “Barclays Premier League LIVE" beginning Saturday, Aug. 16. Americans will have the opportunity to see England’s best – league champions Manchester... Read the rest of the article »
The Netherlands, for a variety of reasons, failed to beat Argentina and thus, endured the heartbreak of a penalty shootout exit.
1) Lack of faith in attacking abilities
Whenever the Netherlands had the ball, they seemed satisfied to pass it back to Jasper Cillessen. It seems they did not trust their own abilities. While Argentina contained the Dutch very well, the Netherlands often slowed down play after receiving the ball.
While this might have been down to their tiredness following extra time... Read the rest of the article »
Argentina and the Netherlands have met eight other times, with the Dutch having the upper hand. Take a look at some other deciding factors that you may have not already known about.
The 2014 World Cup has been considered by many one of the best tournaments of all time. With a number of eye-catching goals and incredible performances, fans will be hoping for something similar on Wednesday evening.
Argentina will meet the Netherlands in São Paulo in the second semifinal match, with both looking to earn the right to take on Germany on Sunday. After what happened on Tuesday... Read the rest of the article »
A mouth watering semi-final clash will see Netherlands go against Argentina on the 8th of July, here we take a look at five key battles ahead of the tie.
Both teams are unbeaten in the competition so far having enjoyed perfect runs in the group stages picking up maximum points. However both the sides have not had the easiest of journeys having endured stiff battles in the Round of 16 and Quarter-Final stages. These two World Cup contenders have a number of individual talents who have heavily contributed to the success their respective sides have achieved... Read the rest of the article »
There have been only two all South American World Cup finals to date, however there is a big chance that two teams from the continent might make it to the final this time around.
Ironically last time two South American sides made it to the final of the World Cup, the illustrious tournament was held in Brazil back in 1950. However the format back then was very different from what it is now. Back in 1950, the winner of the competition was determined through a final group stage in which the final four competing teams had to go against one another to determine the eventual winner.
Ahead... Read the rest of the article »
The formidable duo has been in exhilarating form in the World Cup but they will need support from other players in the squad if Netherlands are to progress further in the tournament.
Their opening match against Spain was a fine example of how teamwork can overpower quality as the Dutch side demolished Spain by a 5-1 score line. Much of Netherlands’ fine form has also been down to some amazing tactics by Manchester United bound Louis Van Gaal who switched to a 5-3-2 formation from his traditional 4-3-3 and the strategy has worked wonders for his side so far.
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The repeat of the 2010 World Cup final ended in an emphatic 5-1 win for Netherlands but according to Robben, it wasn't payback
Netherlands World Cup group stage fixture against the defending champions Spain gave the Dutch side a chance to avenge their cruel, extra time loss at the hands of La Roja at the 2010 final in South Africa.
Andres Iniesta's late strike at Soccer City broke the hearts of Netherlands as the three-time runner-up came up short yet again, finishing the competition in second place.
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Dr. Dre's new add for Apple's Beats is inspired by the World Cup and it is truly incredible.
The latest commercial by Apple’s Dr. Dre Beats earphones is all about the upcoming tournament. The advertisement is simply incredible and features the major soccer-stars as well as some other celebrities.
The ad opens with Neymar Jr. on a very inspiring long distance phone call with his father. As the world starts getting ready for the Brazilian World Cup, the video focuses on how different... Read the rest of the article »
Leading Louis van Gaal’s provisional squad are Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.
Louis van Gaal released a roster of 30 players before mid-May as strong speculations linked him to the Manchester United job. The ex-Bayern manager was later confirmed to become David Moyes' permanent replacement at Old Trafford.
While club football is on pause in England, the Oranje look forward to squeezing their opponents at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Four years ago, the Dutch... Read the rest of the article »
So often the bridesmaid and never the bride, the Dutch will look to fly under the radar to yet another World Cup Final.
History in World Cup:
The nation ranked fifteenth by FIFA and ninth by UEFA has finished runners up on three occasions. Only one nation, Germany, has suffered more heartbreak than them at the final hurdle. The Dutch finished runners up in 1974 when their version of total football forced Germany to grind out a 2-1 win. In 1978, the hosts Argentina defeated them in the final. Finally, in 2010... Read the rest of the article »
History slightly favours the Oranje, who have defeated les Bleus 10 out of the 22 times the two sides have met.
Preview: Deschamps drops some big names as his side welcomes a familiar foe
The two sides have faced off on numerous occasions, with the Netherlands enjoying the better head-to-head record as the last meeting ended as a 4-1 victory in their favour during the group stages in the EURO 2008 tournament.
However, a lot has changed since then, and with both teams having already qualified for... Read the rest of the article »
It may be now or never for David Moyes to rescue any sort of pride from his first season as Manchester United boss.
The Theatre of Dreams was seen as a palace for the red half of Manchester and a dark and uncomfortable dungeon for it's visitors. Players would walk out of the tunnel with their crimson shirts with an air of confidence, a cocky strut but also they were the team to beat and no one would attempt to question it.
Iconic figures including the Charlton's, Best, Cantona, Beckham had created a... Read the rest of the article »