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After Yilmaz's goal, the hosts had a bit of luck to make it 1-1, since Sneijder's shot was deflected by Huntelaar when the game was in stoppage time.
Guus Hiddink's chances of keeping his job as Netherlands' coach were increased by Wesley Sneijder during the final seconds of the game. With the score 1-0 against them, Sneijder's shot was deflected by Klaas Jan Huntelaar into Turkey's net, saving a point for the hosts when Turkey was about to celebrate a shocking win. Hiddink's men still have a lot of work to do, but they might be able to get it done... Read the rest of the article »
After finishing second behind reigning European champions Spain at the 2010 World Cup, the Netherlands enter Euro 2012 with the aim of winning the cup at all cost.
How the Netherlands qualified for Euro 2012
The Oranje lived up to expectations as they dominated a 6-team table containing teams like Finland, Hungary and Sweden. Exhibiting their total football, the Netherlands scored a total of 37 goals and conceded only 8 in the qualifiers.
Dirk Kuyt and Robin van Persie each finished the campaign with a 6-goal tally. UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers top... Read the rest of the article »
Sweden denied the Netherlands a perfect qualification campaign for the European Championships in Solna on Tuesday. The hosts beat the vice World Champions 3-2 to secure a ticket for Euro 2012 as best number two behind the Dutch.
“It was a crazy match. Sweden is celebrating, the players are celebrating”, said Ola Toivonen overjoyed after the win.
The Swedish PSV-striker handed his country the victory, when he scored 3-2 in the 53rd minute. The Netherlands congratulated their opponents, but left the pitch a bit frustrated.
“We completely dominated the match. It’s disappointing to lose this way ”, Rafael... Read the rest of the article »
The UEFA Euro 2012 qualification stage has brought a lot of thrills, from Group A to Group I. In this article, we bring you interesting facts that have emerged, thus far.
1) As at now, Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar leads the goal scorers’ chart. The Schalke 04 forward has netted 11 goals for his country in 594 minutes - imposing himself over Germany’s Miroslav Klose, who is 2 goals behind, having played 89 minutes less.
2) Sweden’s Kim Källström is presently the top assist maker. The left-footed midfielder has assisted 7 goals in 718 minutes, but... Read the rest of the article »
The Netherlands already secured a ticket for Euro 2012 but the Dutch squad hope to finish the qualification campaign with a perfect record at Sweden on Thursday. The hosts need a win to qualify for Euro 2012.
Together with Germany and Spain the Netherlands are still on track to record a perfect qualifying campaign. France (2004) and Czech Republic (2000) are the only countries to have recorded a perfect qualifying campaign in the history of the European Championships. In their penultimate qualifying match against Moldova the Dutch were not able to give their home crowd the expected football show. Thanks... Read the rest of the article »
The Netherlands already secured a ticket for Euro 2012 but the vice World Champions will seek to maintain their perfect record in the qualifying campaign against Moldova on Friday. They will miss some top players due to injuries, amongst them Wesley Sneijder.
If the Netherlands win their last two matches and post a perfect qualifying campaign for the European Championships, they will equal the France and the Czech Republic, who managed a perfect campaign for the 2004 and the 2000 tournaments respectively. Germany and Spain are also track for a perfect campaign for Euro 2012. The Netherlands also hope to break the goal scoring record for a European country... Read the rest of the article »
Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been snubbed by Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk ahead of the home and away Euro 2012 Qualifiers against Hungary.
Veteran striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been dropped out of the Dutch squad by Bert van Marwijk for the upcoming matches against Hungary. However it seems like the former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker might get a second chance, depending on Klaas Jan Huntelaar's fitness
Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is struggling to be fit for next Friday's clash against Hungary in Budapest... Read the rest of the article »
The Netherlands played in their own Capital, but it seemed to be an away match in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The many Dutch Turkish fans in the stands were noisy but they could not prevent their team from losing 1-0. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored again.
The Netherlands played their last match of 2010 and they end the year with the best international record around the world having played 17, winning 15, drawing 1. The only defeat came in the World Cup final versus Spain. Despite their splendid record and despite the noisy atmosphere in the Amsterdam Arena the Orange squad started uneasy. Turkey put pressure on the Dutch midfield, and both teams did... Read the rest of the article »
The UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying returns, and at this point, we take a look at the 5 top scorers so far: Huntelaar, Defoe, Klose, Benayoun, and Torres.
Up to now, there have been only 2 match-days in the Euro 2012 Qualifiers, but some players have managed to make a greater impact than others in the goalscoring chart. In this article, we extract some information on each of the five leading goalscorers, based on the Top Scorers standings from UEFA’s official website.
1. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar: 5 Goals – Netherlands
Huntelaar is... Read the rest of the article »