World Cup
Nether Ending Story
Brazil's World Cup ended in disappointing fashion as the host nation suffered a 3-0 loss in Saturday's third-place match at the Estadio Nacional. The Selecao failed to reach the finale after they were thrashed by... FULL STORY>>
Jasper Cillessen
Agony Of Defeat
Argentina reached its fifth World Cup final on Wednesday after topping the Netherlands, 4-2, in a penalty kick shootout following a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes of play at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Tuesday's semifinal saw an absurd eight goals scored in 90 minutes, while Wednesday's fixture was a... FULL STORY>>
Tim Krul
Krul Fate
Tim Krul ended Costa Rica's magical World Cup run on Saturday, producing two penalty saves to lead the Netherlands to the semifinals with a 4-3 win after the two nations played to a 0-0 draw through extra time.

Jasper Cillessen started the match in goal for the Netherlands but made way for Krul just before the... FULL STORY>>
(L-R) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Memphis Depay
Top Klaas
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to lift the Netherlands to a 2-1 comeback win over Mexico in the round of 16 at the World Cup at the Estadio Castelao on Sunday.

A 48th-minute goal from Mexico's Giovani dos Santos had El Tri on course for their first quarterfinal... FULL STORY>>
Louis van Gaal
Coaching The Difference
The World Cup upheld its reputation for offering the most dramatic of entertainment on Sunday as the Netherlands advanced to the quarterfinals with a last-gasp win over Mexico.

Mexico led the match for the better part of the second half after Giovani Dos Santos had given El Tri... FULL STORY>>
Leroy Fer
Top Dogs
The Netherlands secured the top spot in Group B on Monday by getting a 2-0 victory over Chile at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

The Dutch continued their penchant for strong second-half displays, grabbing both of their goals after the interval.

The opener came in the 77th minute when... FULL STORY>>
(L-R) Memphis Depay and Arjen Robben
Dutch Treat
The Netherlands grabbed a comfortable lead in Group B by taking three points from an entertaining 3-2 victory over Australia at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Wednesday.

The win sees the Dutch improve to six points to climb to the top of the group, though the result was in doubt due to a stellar performance from Australia. FULL STORY>>
The Netherlands
Netherlands routs Spain
The Netherlands avenged its loss to Spain in the 2010 World Cup final in grand fashion, laying a 5-1 thumping on the reigning champions at the Arena Fonte Nova on Friday to open Group B play with maximum points.

Spain had taken the lead in the 27th minute thanks to Xabi Alonso's penalty, but Robin van Persie... FULL STORY>>
Rafael van der Vaart
Van der Vaart to miss World Cup
Amsterdam, Netherlands ( - Netherlands midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart will miss the upcoming World Cup in Brazil due to a calf injury, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Van der Vaart, 31, suffered the injury in training on Tuesday and a statement on the team's official... FULL STORY>>