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Tottenham's Rafael Van der Vaart expects any issues amongst himself and boss Harry Redknapp to have subsided upon his return from international duty.  Van der Vaart made a seemingly disrespectful exit after being substitued against West Ham last Saturday, heading down the tunnel to the locker room rather than stay on the bench and watch…
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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar continued his prolific start to UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, taking his tally to six goals in three games with the only goal as the Netherlands claimed a hard-fought 1-0 victory in Moldova.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects a flat start to the season from their World Cup finalists Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas. The Gunners boss thinks both players, who featured in the World Cup final, will take time to recover. The duo will return to training on August 3 - just 12 days before the…
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Howard Webb has admitted that his dream of refereeing a World Cup final was soured by the conduct of the players in Johannesburg. Holland and Spain accrued 14 yellow and one red card between them as Webb and his assistants, Darren Cann and Mike Mullarkey, struggled to stem the flow of fouls and dissent. The…
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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has no regrets missing Holland's run to the World Cup final. Van der Sar stood down from Holland duty after Euro 2008 to concentrate on United, but reached a record 130 caps when he came out of retirement for two World Cup qualifiers and then turned down a…
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Arsenal ace Robin van Persie has defended the style of football played by Holland in their run to the World Cup final. Van Persie has also defended Holland’s strong-arm tactics against Spain in the final. "People criticised us for our playing style," he said. "It was not as pretty as it used to be with…
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The World Cup final attracted a mammoth 700 million people worldwide and drew Spain's highest-ever viewing figures. 15.605 million Spaniards tuned in for extra-time to see their country edge the Netherlands, thanks to a 116th minute Andres Iniesta strike, and win their first-ever World Cup title. That figure equates to roughly 1 in 3 of…
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Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt has thanked the Dutch public for the reception Holland's players received. Kuyt was surprised by the amount of people who attended a welcome home ceremony for the beaten World Cup finalists in Amsterdam. "I did not know that the Netherlands could be so united, which is unique," said Kuyt. "It's amazing…
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Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was delighted with Fernando Torres' show of commitment in Spain's World Cup celebrations. The Spain striker has been the subject of intense speculation over his future throughout the summer with the threat of a £70million Chelsea swoop still at large. But Torres showed his allegiance after Sunday's glorious triumph in Johannesburg…
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England blew their World Cup by relying too much on Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. While fans in England remain bitterly disappointed at Rooney's failure to reproduce his stunning Manchester United form in a Three Lions shirt, Wenger insists the best sides at the World Cup worked as a team.…
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The record number of yellow cards in Sunday's World Cup final was not the fault of the Netherlands - but Fifa. The claim has come from Oranje midfielder Nigel de Jong. He was lucky not to be sent off against Spain for a chest-high lunge at Xabi Alonso. It was typical of the Netherlands' first-half…
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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has criticised Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong following a horror challenge that left Alonso with a broken rib. The aerial challenge by Holland’s de Jong came in the World Cup final on Sunday, which was won by Alonso’s Spain, and the former Liverpool man said it was one of the…

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