Posts Tagged ‘Holland’

World Cup Semi-Final Previews 4

World Cup Semi-Final Previews

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Uruguay v Holland Cape Town, Tonight at 7:30 Both sides made this semi-final tie in contrasting circumstances. Holland shocked Brazil by coming from behind to win 2-1, in a game that didn’t personify the Total Football and Samba stylings both nations are known for. Uruguay, via a controversial last minute handball off the line from […]

Holland 2-1 Brazil: Mistakes and indiscipline costs Brazil 3

Holland 2-1 Brazil: Mistakes and indiscipline costs Brazil

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A shock victory from the Netherlands knocks the in-tournament favourites Brazil out of the World Cup in rather freakish circumstances. After Brazil cruised through the first half clearly the better team, Holland struck back out of nowhere, helped by some poor goalkeeping from Julio Cesar. From there, Dunga’s men lost any structure and discipline. A […]

Quarter-Final Preview: Holland v Brazil & Uruguay v Ghana 0

Quarter-Final Preview: Holland v Brazil & Uruguay v Ghana

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Netherlands v Brazil Port Elizabeth, Friday at 3PM Brazil breezed past Chile somewhat unsurprisingly in the second round. So far, Dunga’s men are looking fantastic and are well on course to deliver yet another world title. The tactics and the structure of their side is unbreakable, and with the right mix of quality and skill […]

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th 1

World Cup Accumulators: 18th-20th

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Having had my last accumulator rudely scuppered by a rather dull 0-0 draw between the Ivory Coast and Portugal, the World Cup duly decided to rub it in by allowing the Swiss to beat the favourites Spain and simultaneously splash a further helping of egg on my face. Despite this, I have come back for […]

Talking Points: Holland 2-0 Denmark 2

Talking Points: Holland 2-0 Denmark

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1. Time for Plan….A? I wasn’t overly impressed with Holland today. Granted, they were missing their star man in Arjen Robben, but their lack of a contingency plan in his absence puzzled me more than anything. Rafael Van Der Vaart was brought in initially as a direct replacement, but it’s been nearly 10 years since […]

World Cup Scouting: Netherlands / New Zealand 3

World Cup Scouting: Netherlands / New Zealand

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After a hugely impressive group stage performance at the European Championship two years ago (dispatching of France, Italy and Romania), the Netherlands will be desperate to replicate the same form beyond the first round this time around. Despite only playing in one qualifying match during Holland’s road to South Africa, Eljero Elia could be Bert […]

Summertime Blues 3

Summertime Blues

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As managers announce their provisional World Cup squads, Neil Sherwin takes a look at some of those who didn’t make the cut and won’t be going to South Africa. Diego Maradona has always been a tad crazy, and his tenure as Argentina manager has provided plenty for the media to write about. However the general […]

Van der Sar granted leave 0

Van der Sar granted leave

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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Dar has been granted an indefinite leave of absence by the club so he can return to Holland to be with his ill wife. The 39 year old had returned home for treatment on a knee injury when Annemarie van Kesteren suffered a brain haemorrhage on December 23. “Annemarie […]

Draw made for World Cup group stage 0

Draw made for World Cup group stage

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England have today been given a favourable draw in today’s World Cup group draw, while Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast will meet in the ‘Group of Death’. Tournament favourites Spain will also be happy with their draw having been placed in Group H alongside Switzerland, Honduras and Chile. England boss Fabio Capello will no […]