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World Cup 2014 semi-finals: Neymar, Di Maria, and all the suspended & injured players

In each and every World Cup, at least one big name misses out on the latter stages because of suspension or injury. This World Cup is no exception.
At the great deception of millions of football fans worldwide, a number of top players will not take part in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

While some are injured, others are suspended. Each of the four semi-finalists - Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands - will have at least one player unavailable.

This will make way for coaches to employ new tactics at the...

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Manchester City Midfielder Nigel De Jong Seeks Clear the Air Meeting with Newcastle Counterpart

Friday November 18 2011,

Tags: Nigel De Jong, Hatem Ben Arfa, Manchester City

Third placed Newcastle United will travel to face league leading Manchester City this weekend in a clash of the Premier League’s two remaining unbeaten teams.
The game is also drawing plenty of attention, as it will see the Premier League’s best attack (City have scored 39 goals) go head to head with the league’s best defense (Newcastle have conceded only eight).

Another interesting subplot to the game is it will see the return to the Etihad Stadium of Newcastle’s French playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa.

The last time Newcastle visited Eastlands...

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Man City-Man United Clash Is Bigger Than The World Cup Final - Nigel De Jong

Saturday April 16 2011,

Tags: Nigel De Jong

Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong believes that tonight's mouthwatering clash against Manchester United is more significant than the World Cup final.
It's going to be a massive clash at Wembley tonight as Manchester City take on Manchester United in the FA Cup semi final. Considering the amount of aspects being at stake tonight, this clash portrays a very intensifying look to it.

This tournament represents the best chance for City to claim their first trophy in 35 years and even Roberto Mancini has conceded that he is certainly looking to...

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Netherlands vs Austria: Hedwiges Maduro For The Netherlands

The Oranje are facing more and more problems ahead of the Netherlands vs Austria friendly match, as Valencia’s Hedwiges Maduro has withdrawn from the Holland squad by reason of flu.
The defender’s cancellation arrived late at the Dutch camp, but fortunately, Coach Bert van Marwijk has found a replacement. Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar is said to fill in the gap, and there are chances that he could enjoy some playing time against Austria in Eindhoven.

Maduro’s absence comes next to withdrawals from Robin Van Persie, Rafael van der Vaart, and Nigel de Jong. The Arsenal...

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Man City’s Carlos Tevez Is Like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo – Nigel De Jong

Manchester City player Nigel De Jong believes team mate Carlos Tevez is as important to the Blues as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was for Manchester United in the past.
Comparing any football player to a superstar such as Ronaldo is usually something daring, but Nigel saw no harm in declaring something he considered as a fact. Speaking to Man City’s official website, the midfielder said:

"He (Tevez) is a special kind of player... You don't see that very often these days: a guy who can decide a game by popping up from nothing, even when you don't start the...

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“Violent” Nigel de Jong Omitted From The Netherlands’ Euro 2012 Qualifying Matches

Wednesday October 6 2010,

Tags: Netherlands, Moldova, Sweden, Euro 2012 Qualifying, Nigel de Jong

Just as harsh as Nigel de Jong’s tackle on Newcastle’s Ben Arfa was, Netherlands’ coach Bert van Marwijk has been harsh on the Dutch player by omitting him from his Euro 2012 qualifying campaign roster.
The 2010 World Cup beaten finalists will entertain Moldova and Sweden in their next two qualifiers, but the Manchester City defender won’t take part in any of these matches. Nigel de Jong was previously criticized for his terrible tackles on USA’s Stuart Holden and Spain’s Xabi Alonso in the past. Now last week, the Sky Blue was accused of “going too far” with his clumsy challenge on Newcastle’s...

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Fans Can Be Our 12th Man Against Chelsea – Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong

Saturday September 25 2010,

Tags: Manchester City, Chelsea, Nigel de Jong, English Premier League

Manchester City face Chelsea in a vital match this weekend. Now defender Nigel de Jong has urged fans to be City’s 12th man.
The Dutch wants the home crowd to produce the kind of atmosphere that will lift the Sky Blues spirit to conquer Chelsea’s blue heaven. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been enjoying a great start to the English Premier League so far and goals haven’t lacked either. But last season’s corresponding fixture saw them lose 2-1 away to Manchester City and that’s a result Nigel de Jong wants his side...

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