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Jul 6 '14 00:57

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.
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The Netherlands will play Argentina in the semi-final on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Bryan Ruiz
Jul 4 '14 15:08

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
Jul 2 '14 08:19

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.

Oranjeplein
Jun 30 '14 09:27

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.

KLM tweet
Jun 30 '14 08:21

Royal Dutch Airlines has become the focus of a racism row over a tweet the airline posted after Oranje's controversial last-minute win over Mexico in the World Cup match on Sunday.

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Jun 29 '14 20:16

Facing imminent elimination with only minutes left in the World Cup match against Mexico, the Netherlands found a way to put the ball in the back of the net twice to win 2-0. The thrilling game saw Oranje knock Mexico out of the tournament, and move on to face the winner of the Greece-Costa Rica match later Sunday evening.

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Jun 27 '14 14:12

If The Netherlands manages to secure the world championship in this FIFA World Cup, then their bonus may be a free trip into space. Dutch space travel company SXC has asked Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal to offer this to his players.

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Jun 27 '14 08:42

For the first time in 34 years, the Parkpop organization has decided to temporarily put the festival on hold during the Word Cup game between The Netherlands and Mexico this Sunday. The organizers of the free music festival located at the Zuiderpark in Den Haag, first announced that the festival will carry on as planned but to prevent visitors from leaving just before the game they have decided to show the match on big screens beginning with the 6 p.m. kickoff.

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Jun 26 '14 12:59

The Netherlands-based cycling team sponsored by Belkin has announced the selection of their Tour de France cyclists earlier this week. Seven Dutch will travel to the starting line in Leeds, England where this year's Tour begins.

Arjen Robben
Jun 26 '14 10:16

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben is cautiously confident about his team's future in the World Cup. He is critical about the way his team has been playing, but believes that The Netherlands can reach the final.

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Jun 25 '14 10:26

Festivals making final preparations for this weekends events are going out of their way to make sure that Oranje fans will be able to watch Sunday's World Cup match between the Netherlands and Mexico without issue. Festival organizers across the country are scrambling to provide large screens so supporters can cheer on Holland, newspaper Parool reported.

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Jun 24 '14 16:23

Over 8.1 million people across the Netherlands watched the Dutch national football team beat Chile 2-0 in the final Group B match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The television audience increased by more than 200,000 people compared to their last game, a thrilling victory over Australia.

Meerkat Caz
Jun 24 '14 14:46

An apparently clairvoyant meerkat from the Dierenpark zoo in Amersfoort has predicted correctly the outcomes of all of the matches The Netherlands have played thus far in the World Cup.

Jun 24 '14 13:28

Michael van Praag, president of Dutch football association KNVB, has sent a letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, explaining why he believes that Blatter should not run for a second term.

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Jun 23 '14 20:19

With two goals late in the second half, the Netherlands dispatched World Cup Group B rivals Chile to win their group Monday evening. Oranje won all three games in the group stage, handily beating Spain 5-1 and beating Australia in a challenging 3-2 duel.

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Jun 19 '14 09:32

Bruno Martins Indi has sustained a mild concussion after colliding with Australian footballer Tim Cahill in yesterday's World Cup match.

Jun 19 '14 09:02

Yesterday's match against Australia was viewed by almost 7.9 million people. More people watched Oranje beat the Aussies than the last match against Spain, although arguably, the latter match had more attached to it. About 600,000 more people watched yesterday's win.

Jun 19 '14 04:47

The Dutch King and Queen visited Oranje in the locker room after their 3-2 victory against Australia. "They are so proud of us and they really enjoyed the game, even though the match against Australia was tougher than the one against Spain last week,” said Dutch right winger Arjen Robben after their visit.

Oranje
Jun 18 '14 20:52

The Dutch men’s football team beat Australia 3-2 with a goal 25-heard shot by Memphis Depay that bounced and spun off the Aussie keeper Maty Ryan’s hands in the 67th minute. The emotional match gives Oranje an excellent chance of moving through into the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Australia’s odds of moving on have dwindled.

Oranje
Jun 18 '14 15:34

Tonight, The Netherlands will play Australia as their second game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The match will be played in Porto Allegre where the weather is reportedly perfect and the Oranje fans are already gathering. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. Amsterdam time.

Jun 17 '14 09:34

The Dutch football team has become involved in a Twitter campaign urging people to help keep an eye out for Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, the two Dutch tourists who have been missing in Panama since April.

Johan Cruijff
Jun 16 '14 15:59

Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff was just as impressed as the rest of The Netherlands at the Dutch team's performance against Spain on Friday. He emphasizes that everyone should "keep both feet on the ground."

Van Persie header
Jun 16 '14 10:51

The spectacular header from Robin van Persie, which equalized The Netherlands with Spain 1-1 in Oranje's debut World Cup 2014 match has become a Twitter sensation with people mimicking Van Persie's graceful nose dive and calling it .

Van Persie header
Jun 13 '14 23:06

The Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in the first Group B match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was a stunning upset in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final that saw Spain take a 1-0 victory to be crowned football's champions.

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