A collision during the Formula 1 and F2 Stock Cars World Cup tournament has left one driver seriously injured. A spokesman for Raceway Vernal in Ysselsteyn, Limburg reports that the driver was airlifted to a hospital in Nijmegen after his car collided with two other vehicles.
On the 12th of November, Amsterdam will be the background to a re-match between Mexico and The Netherlands after their second round World Cup face-off left Mexico going home. The match is part of Mexico's autumn tour, the Mexican football federation announced Wednesday.
Dutch football association, KNVB, is going to propose the use of a new type of in-game policing technology to FIFA and IFAB at the end of this year. The KNVB wants to see whether it is possible to assist the referee during the game with video images, the NRC reports.
Breda football club NAC has a new sponsor in Europe's biggest online sex shop, Pabo. The business has signed a year contract with NAC, and will be campaigning extensively, starting with advertisements along the field, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.
Boycotting the World Cup 2018 in Russia will not lead to a solution, according to FIFA. After the plane crash disaster in Ukraine last week, various newspapers and ex-international footballer John van 't Schip, have been pushing for a boycott.
Ex-international footballer Johan van 't Schip has urged Dutch football association KNVB to boycott the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia. Germany is currently taking the lead in trying to prevent Russia from hosting, with several politicians making it clear that they find this irresponsible.
Team Belkin will be sponsored by De Lotto in a new sponsor deal for the cycling team. This means that the team's existence after this season is guaranteed. The deal was made on Sunday night via a conference call.
Arjen Robben has joined Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller as the best players in this World Cup. FIFA has given the Dutch forward the Bronze Ball. After Germany beat Argentina in the finals, it was Messi who won Gold, and Müller won Silver.
The Dutch national team landed in Rotterdam The Hague Airport just before 5 p.m. Sunday evening. They were met by several hundreds of Oranje fans cheering them back into the country, thanking them for a great World Cup.
With two quick goals, excellent defending from Ron Vlaar, and a third goal to seal the deal, the Netherlands took a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating host country Brazil 3-0. The Brazilians took fourth place in the tournament, having lost two matches in a row.
Lionel Messi dedicated last night's win over The Netherlands to Argentinian journalist Jorge 'Topo' López, who was killed in a car crash in São Paolo earlier Wednesday morning.
Yesterday's match against Argentina was watched by around 9.1 million people, making it the most-watched program on television ever, according to the NOS. On Twitter, the match was the third most tweeted World Cup match so far.
Newspapers in The Netherlands are bemoaning the loss of the Germany v. Netherlands World Cup Final this morning. Foreign headlines speak of disappointment, and swear it would be different if Tim Krul would have been subbed in before the fatal penalty shootouts that saw Argentina dominate and progress to the finals instead.
A "lost dream", according to the Volkskrant. A "penalty drama", says the Algemeen Dagblad. Trouw called Wesley Sneijder unimpressive against Argentina.
The Netherlands' World Cup championship dreams have been shelved for another four years after Argentina beat the Dutch squad in penalties. Argentina put four penalties past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, while Argentine keeper Sergio Romero blocked two of the Netherlands four shots.
After four days off following the penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica, the Netherlands is ready to take on Argentina and go on to win the World Cup, according to Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. He also told NU.nl that if his squad goes into a shootout situation with Argentina on Wednesday night he will try to substitute in goalkeeper Tim Krul again.
The World Cup is an exciting time for a lot of people. For one dog, however, the excitement was a little too much to bear. A room full of people cheering when Dutch substitute goalie Tim Krul saved the second penalty kick by Costa Rica in the shootouts on Sunday was too much for dog Beike from Ede, who took to his heels and fled. The family is still searching for their beloved hound.
In The Netherlands, almost 7.5 million people watched the match between Oranje and Costa Rica at home, according to data from the viewership research organization Foundation Kijkonderzoek. A similar number of tweets were sent out about the match on Sunday.
In the semi-finals against The Netherlands on Wednesday, Argentina is going to play without forward Ángel di María, who is out with an injury to his femur, and certain Dutch players may also be absent in the crucial match.
In a match that went 120 minutes without a single goal, the Netherlands disposed of Costa Rica in penalties, 4-3. A stunning last minute goalkeeper substitution by Dutch coach Louis van Gaal looked brilliant after Tim Krul stopped two of five Costa Rican penalty shots, securing a Dutch victory.
The Netherlands will play Argentina in the semi-final on Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Bryan Ruiz, captain of the Costa Rican football team, has been tipping his team's coach on the Dutch players. As he played for FC Twente, he says he knows a lot of the players very well and has been able to help Jorge Luis Pinto with the necessary information, the ANP reports.
Nigel de Jong will no longer be able to assist The Netherlands in their World Cup campaign due to a groin injury that will see him inactive on the bench for the next two to four weeks. On Twitter, De Jong says he is "devastated" at the news, but encourages his team to remain focused.
The match between The Netherlands and Mexico on Sunday evening was watched by almost 8.1 million Dutch people at home. On Twitter, 9.1 million tweets were sent out about the match. The Netherlands will meet Costa Rica on July 5th.