Manchester United target set for medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have missed out on Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij after it was confirmed that the Dutchman is set to join Seria A outfit Lazio is a deal worth £6.7 million.
The 22 year-old was Louis Van Gaal's prime target this summer as the new manager looks to put right the defensive crisis at Old Trafford, after the departures of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.
Following Holland's 3-0 thumping of host nations Brazil in their third place play-oof Robin Van Persie was seeing handing his captains arm-band and third place medal to a fan who has been nicknamed the Dutch general having travelled around the World since 1994 watching his beloved Country which didn't go unnoticed by the Dutch captain!
Battle of the Victorious: Can Messi still make the difference without his main outlet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Argentina's game is based around Messi, much like Brazil's was around Neymar and we all know how that worked out for them yesterday with him injured. Argentinahaven't suffered the same curse of being without their main man, but they do have asimilarity in that they are without another key player, Angel Di Maria, much like Brazil were also without Thiago Silva.
Analysis: Louis Van Gaal's defensive tinkering at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As the World Cup moves into it's penultimate stages, four of the biggest traditional football powers clash in two mouth-watering semi-final fixtures. While these games will attract viewers from across the globe purely for how monumental the occasion is, many will be eager to see some of the top names in World football go head-to-head.
In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they've got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I've thought this about every side that Costa Rica have come up against.
Netherlands v Costa Rica: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Netherlands will take on Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-final, with the clash seen as a match betweenthe third favourites and the biggest surprise package of the tournament.
World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Five World Cup stars linked with blockbuster transfers this summer
Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Predictions: France v Germany + Brazil v Colombia
Quarter-Final Five: Top summer transfer fire-startersfrom the last eight
As we enter the latter stages of the 2014 World Cup, it is becoming clear that a select group of outstanding performers are to headline this summer's transfer window, which opened officially on Tuesday, as well as continue to compete for football's most prestigious prize.
Analysis: How was Van Persie kept quiet and what did Van Gaal do in response? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When the Mexican national team do overcome the grief of having not made it into the last eight for what would have been thethird time in their history, they will realise what they have achieved and this will be helped in no small part by the fans/media appreciation back home.
Analysis: How De Jong's injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be an 'easy' win to take them into the semi-finals of the competition.
Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Two in the last two minutes sees Dutch through to quarters - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Netherlands managed to come back from a goal down with only two minutesremaining to beat Mexico and reach the quarter finals, withKlaas Jan Huntelaar's stoppage time penalty sending Louis van Gaal's side through.
The key battle that can decide the Netherlands Mexico round of 16 World Cup game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After impressing viewers with their level of football, and certainly surprising many experts who were of the belief that the Dutch would disappoint and fail, the Netherlands are looking ahead at their round of 16 game having topped their group and finished as top scorers in the group stage.
Analysis: The individuals crucial to Netherlands' successful system, and no it isn't RVP! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Plenty of experts and pundits predicted the Dutch national team to be the big side that disappoints at the World Cup by crashing out at the first hurdle. Three games and ten goals later, the script has been rewritten.
Holland's van will be parked for their game against Chile
Stat of the Day: Thanks to Robin van Persie picking up his second yellow card of the World Cup against Australia, Holland will take to the pitch against Chile in Sao Paulo tonight "Van-less" for the first time in almost two decades.
Netherlandsv Chile: Man Utd striker Van Persie sits out final group game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Holland and Chile both have their passage to the next round confirmed before this game even kicks off, so this will likely see both teams fielding less of their big names to avoid any unwanted injuries or suspensions for the knockout rounds.
Van Gaal asks Dutch midfielder to join Manchester United, player interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United new manager Louis van Gaal has asked/requested/whatever Wesley Sneijder to join him at Old Trafford and the player is thought to be interested as well. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, the Dutchman is plotting a move to get himself out of Galatasaray and join Manchester United in the summer.
Manchester United ready to lodge shock €10m bid for Dutch midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaalupon taking officially taking charge of the club gave his first press conference yesterday. The Dutchman stressed upon implanting his own philosophy, while has vowed to take the club back to the top.
'I'm done here' Another defender set to leave Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One of the oft-repeated allegations Chelsea face(sometimes from their own fans) from opposition fans/media is they do not have a proper system of nurturing young home grown players. They have signed lots of top young talentsin the past few years but hardly anyone has made it to the first team on a regular basis.
Brazil vs Netherlands: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brazil and the Netherlands are the unlucky losers who have to play out a match that you can't imagine any of the playing or coaching staff want to participate in, just to decide who officially finishes third at the 2014 World Cup.
War der Elfmeter von Ron Vlaar jetzt drin oder nicht?
Die derzeitige Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien hat ja schon einige Fehlentscheidungen der Schiedsrichter erlebt. Was jetzt aber durch das Internet geistert, wäre fast der Höhepunkt der ganzen Fehlentscheidungen, aber glücklicherweise gibt es schon eine doppelte Auflösung, dass alles gut ist.
Die Niederlande tut sich gerade schwer im Viertelfinale gegen Costa Rica. Es steht nach 70 Minuten immer noch 0:0 und langsam scheint es mir auch so, als würden die Holländer nervös werden. Ich hätte da auch nichts dagegen, dass Costa Rica in Halbfinale einzieht, denn zum einen mag ich die.
Holland's performance at the World Cup so far has really excited the Manchester United fan-base. Louis van Gaal will leave Holland and take up the reigns at Old Trafford in less than a fortnight. So, what can we expect when Van Gaal arrives?
A Dutch Invasion United have needed a serious summer of transfer activity for some time.
Manchester United's quest for a new centre-back could soon become more complicated as reports in the Dutch press suggest Porto are ready to open talks with Feyenoord for the signature of 22-year-old Bruno Martins Indi, who, alongside a number of other members of the Holland squad, was reportedly on Louis Van Gaal's radar.
Der Blogger von falscheneun.net findet schon komische Sachen im Netz und fragt sich selber, ob das jemand anders außer ihm auch noch lustig findet. An dieser Stelle muss ich jetzt bekennen, dass ich mich auch köstlich über den kleinen pausbäckigen Nachwuchskommentator aus Holland mit dem Namen REIN amüsieren kann.