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.
Footballer Robin van Persie may return to the Dutch national team under new coach Ronald Koeman. Koeman is keeping the possibility open, he said to broadcaster NOS.
"If he shows the necessary fitness and shows that he is still one of the best... Then who am I not to select him. Age does not matter, what matters is what they show", Koeman said.
Robin van Persie may have played his last match for the Netherlands squad. Coach Danny Blind has decided that Van Persie is not fit enough to be included in the Oranje team selection, the Telegraaf reported on Monday.
Despite playing the entire second half with a one-man advantage, the Dutch men's football team was knocked out of the 2016 European Championship after suffering a 3-2 defeat in Amsterdam against the Czech Republic. Oranje went down 1-0 on a goal by Pavel Kadeřábek in the 24th minute, and the Czech team never looked back.
Despite holding possession for over 60 percent of the match, the Dutch men’s football team could not buy a goal in Sunday’s match which saw a coordinated Turkey handily beat Orange 3-0. Turkey jumped to an early lead in the eighth minute on a goal by Oguzhan Ozyakup en route to victory in front of a raucuous home crowd at the Konya Torku Arena.
"This does me an awful lot of pain." said Leroy Fer on RTL Late Night last night in response to the racist comments on the selfie he posted on Twitter of him and eight other players in the Dutch national team.
The Public Prosecutor has decided to investigate whether the racists comments made on Leroy Fer's selfie is punishable and whether prosecution is possible.
This will be an exploratory investigation. The Public Prosecutor will collect all the facts and examine who posted which comments. A decision on possible prosecution has not yet been made.
Following exceedingly racist reactions to a selfie posted by footballer Leroy Fer, the Dutch national football association, KNVB, confirmed they contacted the public prosecutor to investigate the response for possible crimes. The football association waited until after Sunday’s European Championship qualifier against Latvia before making their decision, to prevent any unnecessary distractions amongst teammates.
On Sunday night Robin van Persie, captain of Oranje, called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the racist comments on the selfie Leroy Fer posted on Twitter and Instagram. The photo depicted Fer along with other dark skinned players of the Dutch national team.
The football players of the Dutch team at the World Cup in Brazil, will soon receive their bonus of reportedly around 150 thousand euro.
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 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.
The spectacular header from Robin van Persie, which equalized The Netherlands with Spain 1-1 in Oranje's debut World Cup 2014 match has become a Twitter sensation with people mimicking Van Persie's graceful nose dive and calling it #persieing.
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.
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.
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.
Dutch footballer Robin van Persie, who plays as a striker for Manchester United, was not able to play friendlies against Japan and Colombia last week due to toe and groin injuries.
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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for friendlies against Japan and Colombia due to injuries.
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.
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.”