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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Netherlands not just good at football

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 01:21am by James Porteous

    ... crush. Etc. We are talking, of course, of the Netherlands women's thrilling victory over Australia in the final of the Hockey World Cup- why, was there something else on?  Hockey is nearly ... of proper sport, Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal's decision to allow his players 'family visits' from wives and girlfriends on the morning of the Spain game is one possible reason ...

  2. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Father and six teens jailed in Netherlands for kicking death of football linesman

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lelystad, Netherlands Brutal assault on 41-year-old at amateur local match shocked the football world, says judge Father, six teens jailed for bashed ... being kicked by enraged youth players after officiating in a match in which one of his sons was playing shocked the football-mad Netherlands. He died in hospital the day after the match. ...

  3. Michael Church

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Church

    ... Michael Church The Oranje tide continues to swell as the Netherlands inch closer and closer to the kind of glory that has painfully, frustratingly eluded them in the past 36 years ... think of their previous outings in the biggest game of all. But the growing band of Netherlands fans will be hoping those bitter memories are what spur their team on towards a first-ever title ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    World Cup diary: Netherlands v Argentina could see House of Orange segmented

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 03:48am by James Porteous

    ... @JamesPorteous Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has had to insist she won't be suffering from divided loyalties when the country she reigns over takes on the country in which she was born and bred. ... to prevent Russia's nasty case of Fabio Russia fans have taken their anger out on their team in unusual fashion, hurling condoms at the football federation's Moscow headquarters ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Netherlands v Mexico: Louis van Gaal wary of the heat in Fortaleza

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43am

    ... Associated Press Dutch coach demands drinks breaks as his team take on El Tri in steamy northern city Louis van Gaal is preparing his Netherlands squad to face two significant challenges ... Wesley Sneijder, to reach the milestone in Brazil. After coming to Brazil unburdened by high expectations, the Netherlands have been one of the best teams of the tournament so far, using ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Netherlands v Argentina: Semi-finalists looking to soothe the pain of past failures

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... look to soothe pain of past failures Fuelled by decades of hurt, Lionel Messi's Argentina and Arjen Robben's Netherlands will carry competing motivations into their tantalising World ... on Monday aged 88, while arch-rivals Brazil could by then be awaiting in the final. The Netherlands, meanwhile, are eager to rediscover their group-stage swagger and prove they are finally ready ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Netherlands v Costa Rica: Los Ticos hoping to write another chapter in their fairy tale

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... a small Central American country with an undistinguished footballing record, would still be standing, especially after a group including Italy, England and Uruguay. Yet "Los Ticos" ... to the jubilation of fans back home whose celebrations have stretched long into the night. Whether the parties continue depends on the Netherlands, whose hard-nosed approach and late comebacks have already ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Arjen Robben's dive admission misinterpreted, say Netherlands

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:32am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fortaleza Statement made after Robben says he tried for a penalty against Mexico – just not the one given Robben: 'I did dive, but not for winning penalty' The Dutch Football Association yesterday hit back at reporting of comments by Arjen Robben about the penalties he claimed in the Netherlands' World Cup victory over Mexico no Sunday. ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Cameron’s speech was to warn of British drift to EU exit

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Britain could drift out of the European Union unless the bloc meets key challenges, Prime Minister David Cameron was to have said in a speech on Friday that has been postponed by the Algeria hostage crisis. According to extracts of the speech given to the media before the speech in the Netherlands was called off on Thursday, ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Goal of the tournament? Aussies hail Tim Cahill wonder-strike; Netherlands go through

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:12am

    ... of the tournament in Australia on Thursday as the team bowed out of the World Cup with all guns blazing against the Netherlands. Australians watched at home in the early hours of the morning ... World Cup, Australia’s greatest ever player. Watch: Arjen Robben puts Netherlands ahead “For four glorious second-half minutes it looked as if Australia might be on the verge of perhaps ...




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