Bert van Marwijk

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A clash of the heavyweights, two of Euro 2012's biggest sides meet on Wednesday when Netherlands and Germany go head-to-head in Group B. Netherlands were heavily-fancied going into the competition, but Bert van Marwijk's men suffered a severe blow to their ambitions with a shock 1-0 defeat to Denmark in their opener. The Oranje were…
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The Euro 2012 'Group of Death' kicks off on Saturday, with the highly-fancied Netherlands taking on always-solid Denmark. Netherlands enter Euro 2012 as one of the favourites for the tournament, and rightly so given the attacking quality in their ranks. The likes of Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie will lead the football-mad…
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Netherlands enter Euro 2012 as one of the tournament favourites, and will look to record a morale-boosting victory over Northern Ireland in a friendly on Saturday. Netherlands have been backed by many to finally top the pile this year, and the attacking quality on show justifies this prediction. With the likes of Robin van Persie,…
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Netherlands enter Euro 2012 as one of the frontrunners for glory, and it is clear to see why when you look at their squad. The likes of superstars Van Persie, Robben, Sneijder, Van der Vaart and Huntelaar will take some stopping, and the Oranje looked immense going forward in qualifying. However, for all the offensive…
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Netherlands   Netherlands are highly-fancied for the tournament with only holders Spain and bitter rivals Germany thought to have a better chance. The reasons are threefold. Firstly they are outstanding going forward and blasted the most goals of any nation, 37, past their qualifying group opponents. Secondly they reached the World Cup final two years…
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England's first game following the departure of Fabio Capello is a tough one against Netherlands on Wednesday at Wembley. England are looking for a new manager since the Italian incumbent left his post, and although online betting odds indicate that Harry Redknapp is the favourite for the job, no-one has been appointed as yet. Stuart…
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Bert van Marwijk is likely to play the XI that got the Netherlands to the last four of the World Cup in Sunday's final. Nigel de Jong and Gregory van der Wiel, who missed the semi-final against Uruguay due to suspension, are set to return against Spain. And van Marwijk was given a boost when…
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Netherlands national team coach Bert van Marwijk was in disbelief after he guided his side into the World Cup Final. The Oranje fought off a determined Uruguay side to win 3-2 in their semi-final clash in Cape Town to book their spot in the final in Johannesburg against either Germany or Spain and their manager…
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Bert Van Marwijk says his team can win the World Cup - but will be underdogs against "invincible" Brazil. The Netherlands take on the five-time World Champions in a mouth-watering quarter-final clash in Port Elizabeth on Friday afternoon. And Van Marwijk says that belief is growing throughout his squad, especially with the goal-scoring return of…
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Bert Van Marwijk has praised his goalkeeper for "pulling them through" to the quarter finals as they emerged victorious in Durban. The Oranje eventually ran out 2-1 winners against Slovakia, but required a number of fine second-half saves from goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to make sure of the win. Van Marwijk's side took an early lead,…
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Holland manager Bert van Marwijk was content his side managed to record their third win on the trot in the World Cup but admitted the performance against Cameroon was not great. The Oranje scored in the 36th minute through Robin van Persie before conceding a penalty which was converted by Samuel Eto’o just after the…
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Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk admits he is not sure whether Arjen Robben will make South Africa 2010. The Bayern Munich star picked up a hamstring injury in the 6-1 rout over Hungary and is set to undergo a scan to reveal the extent of the damage. On as a second-half substitute, the 26-year-old bagged…