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.
For the second time in a row the Dutch national football team is at risk of missing the finals, due to a crushing defeat against Bulgaria on Saturday (2-0). On Monday morning the Dutch newspapers had no good word to say about now dismissed coach Danny Blind. On Monday afternoon the Oranje team started their last training session before a friendly match against Italy tomorrow under the guidance of interim coach Fred Grim.
Dutch football association KNVB dismissed Danny Blind as the coach of the national team after a dramatic 2-0 loss against Bulgaria in the World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. The KNVB made this decision on Sunday after hours long consultations between technical director Hans van Breukelen and Blind, NOS reports.
Former Dutch football star Ruud van Nistelrooij will step down from his assistant coaching role with the Netherlands men’s national football team. The 39-year-old is leaving Orange to take on training the under-17, under-19 and Youth squad at PSV Eindhoven.
The professional football umbrella in the Netherlands, KNVB, has attributed part of this year’s record earnings to its some 1.2 million registered football players. The increase in both number of players and small change in registration fees aided the organization to record the massive 6.8 million euro profit for the 2014/’15 season.
Wednesday was the 25th anniversary of the day that former Dutch football player Frank Rijkaard earned the nickname "Llama" for repeatedly spitting on German football player Rudi Voller.
The Dutch women's football team have been eliminated in the second round of the World Cup after a 2-1 loss to Japan in Vancouver, Canada.
A successful performance by Dutch female footballers at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada will help the team attract commercial backers, believes Bob van Oosterhout, director of the sports marketing company Triple Double.
Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.
The referees and assistant referees of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have made shocking characterizations while outlining the relationship with their employer. The depiction includes threats, phone harassment, unsubstantiated adjustments, referee criticism and abuse of power, according to newspaper De Telegraaf.
Louis van Gaal was named Coach of the Year 2014 during the NOS/NOS*NSF Sports Gala. The former coach of the Dutch football team last summer led Oranje to third place at the World Cup in Brazil.
The Dutch national women’s football squad knocked off Italy in a closely-contested one game playoff match to take the final European spot in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Oranje beat Azzurri 1-2 in Verona, with goals by 18-year-old Vivianne Miedema in the 8th and 42nd minutes.
The football players of the Dutch team at the World Cup in Brazil, will soon receive their bonus of reportedly around 150 thousand euro.
Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn is suffering under the growth of other chains like Jumbo and Lidl, according to quarter figures from mother company Ahold. Profits at Ahold dropped from €206 to €147 million last quarter while turnover dropped more than four percent to 7.4 billion, the NOS reports.
Users of the Volkskrant newspaper's mobile application were shocked to see an article reporting the death of football legend Johan Cruijff on Tuesday.
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.
Robot football team Tech United from TU Eindhoven in has sealed a World Cup victory for The Netherlands. The team won 3-2 in the RoboCup 2014 against China's team Water in João Pesso, Brazil.
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.
The Netherlands' World Cup championship dreams have been shelved for another four years after Argentina beat the Dutch squad in penalties. Argentina put four penalties past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, while Argentine keeper Sergio Romero blocked two of the Netherlands four shots.
After four days off following the penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica, the Netherlands is ready to take on Argentina and go on to win the World Cup, according to Dutch coach Louis van Gaal. He also told NU.nl that if his squad goes into a shootout situation with Argentina on Wednesday night he will try to substitute in goalkeeper Tim Krul again.
The World Cup is an exciting time for a lot of people. For one dog, however, the excitement was a little too much to bear. A room full of people cheering when Dutch substitute goalie Tim Krul saved the second penalty kick by Costa Rica in the shootouts on Sunday was too much for dog Beike from Ede, who took to his heels and fled. The family is still searching for their beloved hound.
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.