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.
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.
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.
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
Fox in the Netherlands has launched its first integrated campaign to endorse the channel after assigning Anomaly Amsterdam as its agency of record.
Premier league players Marco van Ginkel, Michel Vorm, Ron Vlaar, Jonathan de Guzman, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Robin van Persie may well play Portugal a few days ahead of the latest season.
Defending champion Ajax defeated Roda JC Kerkrade (3-0) in Amsterdam while PSV Eindhoven beat ADO Den Haag (3-2) during their first games in the Dutch league.
The Dutch football association is ready to test the ‘video referee’ in live matches, using an immediate replay of the games in the next couple of seasons in Eredivisie, reports Telegraaf.
South Korean veteran footballer Ji-Sung Park will return to PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan.
Norway defeated the Netherlands in a women's Euro 2013 group match.
The construction of a new stadium for Feyenoord in Rotterdam, seems not going to happen. Leefbaar Rotterdam, the largest opposition party in the city council that a decisive say in this matter, is against the plans.
The 14 members of Leefbaar Rotterdam in the council will vote on Thursday unanimously against the construction. Ronald Schneider, leader of the group in the council, announced that on Wednesday night in the television show Toggle & Van den Brink, after the group there spoke earlier that evening about the subject.
Too much risk
The Netherlands and Germany faced each other during an international exhibition game on July 7, featuring legendary players from both nations.
Chelsea beat Manchester United in a bid to sign Netherlands international player Marco Van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.
Jong Oranje’s Bram Nuytinck is going back to the Netherlands after sustaining a knee injury during the final Group B match against Spain in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, leaving the Dutch team with one player out.
Nuytinck’s MRI scan result showed potential left knee damage. With this reason, he cannot go on with with the tournament. He will return to the Netherlands for additional examinations and medical management at his club.
Coach Cor Pot said: "This is a real setback. It was already difficult for me with the [reserve] role I had, and to go home earlier makes it even harder. On the other hand I do not want to take any risks regarding preparations for next season with Anderlecht.
The 23-year-old RSC Anderlecht captain said that he will come back to his club for further tests. He hopes the best for his teammates in their match against Italy. He is confident his team members will reach the final.
On Wednesday, Spain defeated the Netherlands (3-0) in a semi-final game for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, bringing them to the top spot in Group B.
The Dutch team won against 10-men China in their international friendly game in Beijing (0-2).
The Netherlands and Spain moves on to the UEFA European Under-21’s Championship semi-finals, after eliminating Germany and Russia, respectively.
Netherlands has secured the fifth spot in the FIFA World Ranking even though they have not played any recent games. Spain is still at the top of the rankings with Germany, Argentina, and Croatia trailing behind.
The Dutch team walked away with a nail-biting last-minute win when they faced Germany in the UEFA Under-21 Championship tournament.
On Monday, about 3,000 people attended the benefit concert for SC Veendam, which was organized by the soccer team from the Jupiler League. The team expects to raise thousands of euros for the club.
This club from Groningen was declared bankrupt last week and SC Veendam only had 8 days to appeal. On Tuesday afternoon, the club will need 675,000 euro to turn back the bankruptcy into a moratorium on payments.
By Saturday, 225,000 euro has been raised and it may have already increased at present.