The Netherlands is likely to host the Tour de France in 2015, the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported.
After the won race in Dubai, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won again in Doha at the 50 meter freestyle. The world record swimmer (23.24 seconds) finished in Doha at 23.69 seconds during the finals.
During the finals of the world cup events in Doha, none of the competitors came near to the time of Kromowidjojo. The German Dorothea Brandt finished at 24.27 seconds and the Danish Jeanette Ottesen Gray finished for Bronze at 24.33 seconds. Dutch Inge Dekker just missed a spot on the stage with 24.52 seconds.
After the successful match against Turkey, the Dutch team won 2 - 0, the team has been unbeaten during the qualification matches for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Louis van Gaal could not play with Nigel de Jong, because of suspension, and Kevin Strootman and Michel Vorm, both light injuries. Nevertheless, he pulled out some other guys and showed the Turks how to play football.
The stadium was very noisy and packed with enthusiastic Turkish fans. After eight minutes the noise became less because Arjen Robben scored from a free kick.
Robin van Persie is the most productive player of the European World Cup qualifications.
With 11 goals in 687 minutes, van Persie made one goal more than runner up Edin Dzeko from Bosnia, who scored ten goals in 900 minutes.
The third position is held by another Bosnian, Vedad Ibisevic, and the German Mesut Özil, who both scored eight goals during the qualifications. The English Wayne Rooney holds the fourth position with seven goals.
On Friday van Persie also became the most productive player ever for the Dutch national team.
On Tuesday evening the Dutch soccer team will play a loaded match against the Turkish national team in Istanbul. Turkey has to win in order to become number two in the group and have a possibility to go to Brazil.
While the Netherlands is already a participant at the World Cup in Brazil, Turkey has to win. In their group Romania will play, also on Tuesday, against Estland. So it will be Romania or Turkey who will end as number two in the group.
Although he already has the ticket for the World Cup in his pocket, Louis van Gaal is very serious about the last two matches for the qualification process. The coming matches against Turkey and Hungary are very important to him to find the right team to play in Brazil.
The national coach talked to the press in Noordwijk on Wednesday. “Only Robben, Strootman and van Persie are sure that they can go to Brazil, the rest still have to prove themselves. They know that damn well.”
Reigning Olympic champion Epke Zonderland won the gold medal at the high bar at the world championships in Antwerp.
In a very exciting final, Zonderland beat his main competitor Fabian Hambüchen from Germany and although his exercise was not perfect he could climb the number one spot at the ceremonies.
After winning the European championship in 2011 and his amazing victory at the Olympics in London last year, it was now time to win the world championship.
Ajax was defeated by FC Barcelona on the holy grounds of Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The team from Amsterdam started the match relatively good. The first half, Ajax showed, besides a mistake of Lerin Duarte, good football and was able to keep up with the champs from Barcelona.
In the first half only Messi scored from a free kick after Duarte worked him to the ground. Other attempts from Messi and Neymar were stopped effectively by goal keeper Vermeer.
Attempts from the Ansterdam squad, during the first half, were not successful but created a balance at the field.
On Monday, National Team Coach Louis van Gaal and his fit team traveled to Andorra for Tuesday's World Cup qualifying match against Andorra.
Orange will qualify for the World Cup final on Tuesday if it beats Andorra, but then Romania might not win against Turkey. However, a win against Andorra will almost certainly give the Dutch team a ticket to Brazil. Romania has to make up 6 points and a difference of 15 hits in the last two group matches.
At a press conference, Wesley Sneijder was wondering why so many journalists were asking him questions. “It must be because I am new in the Dutch national team,” he joked.
The midfielder was called by national team coach Louis van Gaal to join the team again against Estland on Friday. The 93-times international was a week ago sure that he had to watch the game on his television. But injuries of Wijnaldum and van der Vaart made the coach decide to call for the Help of Sneijder.
National team coach Louis van Gaal has called for Wesley Sneijder for the upcoming matches of the Dutch national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Andorra . The midfielder is replacing Georginio Wijnaldum in the selection, who can’t lay because of an ankle injury.
26-year-old Christel Boeljon impressed the crowd during the first day of the CN Canadian Women's Open on Thursday after firing a hole-in-one from 126 yards away.
Pro Tour team Argos-Shimano has announced on Thursday that it has signed Houston cyclist Lawson Craddock for next season.
Manchester City defender Karim Rekik has been called up for the first time in his career. Wesley Sneijder, however, has been left out once again.
Squash and tennis will unite in the Netherlands later this month. The Double AR Rotterdam Open Squash 2013 and the HDI Gerling Rotterdam Open Tennis 2013 will be held at the same time at Victoria in Rotterdam.
Netherlands defeated England 2-1 Monday night at the EuroHockey Championships in their second pool match.
Ajax won against Feyenoord 2-1 in Amsterdam on Sunday. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored two winning goals and Feyenoord has lost its first 3 games.
Netherlands won its first World Grand Prix match against Kazakhstan at 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-16) in the pool K match on August 16 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Netherlands defeated Ireland 2-1 in an opening display at the European Championships.
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal was pleased with the first 45 minutes of his team’s performance; however, he had negative reviews about the second half act that lead to a draw with Portugal on Wednesday.
Former F1 pilot Jos Verstappen will be present at the Rotterdam City Racing event this weekend.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie remains firm on his beliefs and shares his positive thoughts on the Netherlands' chances at the World Cup.
On a beautiful summer evening in Faro, southern Portugal, the Dutch team seemed to finally break with a nasty habit on Wednesday. Team Orange was in Faro on its way to its second win in 12 meetings with Portugal, until Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equalizer in the 87th minute.
Despite the disappointment of that late hit, team Orange can be reasonably satisfied a year for the World Cup. The young team played disciplined and mature, even when it was challenged by the Portuguese. So it was a real contest in the south of Portugal