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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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Every major tournament has one section that's fiendishly difficult to predict... one pool packed full of evenly matched contenders, a veritable group of death. And at Euro 2012, Group B is as deathly as it could possibly be... put it this way, the top seeds are the 2010 World Cup runners up the Netherlands, and…
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England 2-3 Netherlands "England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce can take heart from his side's resilience in almost earning a draw - but far too many gaping holes in defence once the Netherlands - and particularly Arjen Robben - hit their stride." England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce: "We probably showed a little bit of naivety. "I…
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The Netherlands head to Poland and the Ukraine for Euro 2012 ranked the second best national side in the world according to the FIFA rankings as such, have justified high hopes that they come away from this summer’s tournament as European champions for the first time since 1988. Runners up to Spain in the 2010…
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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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Hungary 0 vs 4 Netherlands Highlihgts 8' [0 - 1] R.van der Vaart 45'[0 - 2] I.Afellay 54'[0 - 3] D.Kuyt 62'[0 - 4] R.Van Persie
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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…