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.
The home of the football club Ajax supporters is completely lost, according to the supporters. Many valuable items, such signed football jerseys were gone in the fire. A fire raged in the supporters' clubhouse early friday morning.
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.
Netherlands football coach Louis van Gaal surprised many with his selection of players for a tune-up match against France next week, leaving Nigel de Jong (M) Stefan de Vrij (D) and Maarten Stekelenburg (G) off the sheet. Jean-Paul Boëtius (F), Davy Klaassen (M) and Quincy Promes (F) will get their Oranje debuts in the match.