Oranje has its football groove back, as shown by the recent friendly wins over Estonia and Germany. The success is due to the fact that Oranje is much more united today than it was in earlier periods, said attacker Ryan Babel, who scored two goals against Estonia on Monday, referring to the Big 4 footballers' egos, Voetbalzone reports.
Despite a win against Sweden on Tuesday, the Dutch national football team will not go through to the World Cup in Russia next year. Oranje beat Sweden 2-0, but a win of 7-0 was needed for the Dutch team to place in the playoffs for the World Cup, RTL Nieuws reports.
The footballers in the Dutch national team were surprised by the KNVB's choice to name Dick Advocaat the new coach, KNVB technical director Hans van Breukelen said in a press conference on Tuesday. "But like me they are professionals and they can also go somewhere else", he said, according to RTL Nieuws.
Teenage Formula 1 star Max Verstappen was named Sports Personality of 2015 by the Netherlands Sports Press foundation on Monday. The jury especially praised the 18-year-old Toro Rosso driver for his professional appearances in the media,
Dutch football superstar Arjen Robben has made the list of 23 candidates for this years’ Golden Ball award. The list was published on Tuesday by the ceremonies organizer, French magazine “France Football”. The Dutchman is the only Dutch player left on the list after its revision down from 59 players.
On Monday Arjen Robben was named Sports Personality of the Year by a section of the Dutch sports press. The Bayern Munich striker is the first winner of this prize. In the final phase of the election Robben received more votes than athlete Dafne Schippers and cyclist Niki Terpstra.
The football players of the Dutch team at the World Cup in Brazil, will soon receive their bonus of reportedly around 150 thousand euro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oranje will make its debut in the World Cup against Spain. It will be a decisive match that will set the tone for both teams' World Cup 2014 careers and, of course, will give The Netherlands a chance to even the score after the team was defeated in the 2010 World Cup final by Spain.
The Dutch national team trained intensively over the weekend following their arrival in Brazil. The training camp experienced a few set backs though, as both Wesley Sneijder and later Arjen Robben had trouble moving after brief injuries on field.
Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months.