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.
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.
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.
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."
The making of the world's biggest meatball has been achieved by butcher Johannes Hoekstra from Leeuwarden, with a little help from Groningen butcher Rieks Kroon with a delivery of 643 kilograms of mince. The team has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rafael van der Vaart will not be able to join his teammates in Brazil for the World Cup due to a calf injury. Wesley Sneijder is being considered to fill his position on the field.
The Dutch International team players can make a nice bonus at the upcoming World Cup, the Telegraaf reports. If the team wins the world title, a player can earn a €270,000 bonus.
Gregory van der Wiel will not be playing in the World Cup in Brazil due to his injuries. The right-backer called off his presence himself, he tells the Algemeen Dagblad.
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.