Recently, the Japanese soccer team has been on the rise. They've recovered from the recent criticisms arising from their poor performance in the Confederations Cup. In their most recent matches, the Japanese national team has stood toe-to-toe with both the Netherlands and Belgium.
In the match versus the Netherlands, Japan was not fazed at all by the goals of Van der Vaart and Arjen Robben.
In a rematch from the 2010 World Cup group stage, Japan take on the Netherlands on Saturday in an international friendly. Both teams qualified for the 2014 World Cup with relative ease as Japan breezed through Asian qualifying and the Netherlands easily overcame a group where their closest rivals were Romania and Hungary.
Netherlands vs Japan 2-2 Highlights 2013 Van der Vaart Robben Osako Honda Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Netherlands vs Japan 2-2 Highlights 2013 Van der Vaart Robben Osako Honda Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Netherlands vs Japan 2013 ( Holland Japan FRIENDLY VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Netherlands vs Japan 2-2 ( Van der Vaart, Robben/ Osako, Honda) Cristal Arena, Genk- 16 November, [.
Portugal vs Netherlands Friendly 1-1 Highlights 2013 Strootman Ronaldo Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Portugal vs Netherlands Friendly 1-1 Highlights 2013 Strootman Ronaldo Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Portugal vs Netherlands 2013 ( Portugal Holland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Portugal vs Netherlands 1-1 ( Ronaldo/ Strootman) Estadio Do Algarve- 14 August, 2013- International Friendly- 20.
China vs Netherlands 2013 Highlights 0-2 Friendly Van Persie penalty Sneijder Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
China vs Netherlands 2013 Highlights 0-2 Friendly Van Persie penalty Sneijder Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter China vs Netherlands 2013 ( China Holland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- China vs Holland 0-2 ( Van Persie pen, Sneijder) Workers' Stadium, Beijing- 11 June, 2013- 13.
Indonesia vs Netherlands Highlights 2013 Friendly 0-3 Siem de Jong Robben Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Indonesia vs Netherlands Highlights 2013 Friendly 0-3 Siem de Jong Robben Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Indonesia vs Netherlands 2013 ( Indonesia Holland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Indonesia vs Holland 0-3 ( De Jong*2, Robben) Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta- International Friendly- 7 June, 2013- [.
Photos of Holland's home shirt for World Cup 2014 have been leaked on the Internet.
Holland's home shirt for Brazil 2014 is a combination of a retro look with a modern shirt. The Netherlands team crest looks more retro and regal than previous crests used in the past. This is combined with a shirt that has a modern look to it, particularly the lighter shade of orange stripe that runs up the back, and over the v-neck collar of the front of the shirt.
A photograph of what appears to be the Netherlands away shirt for the 2014 World Cup has been leaked on the Internet.
Designed and manufactured by Nike, the new Holland away shirt is blue with orange trim. One of the unique features is the retro design of the Dutch lion as the crest for KNVB (aka the Royal Dutch Football Association).
Andorra vs Netherlands 0-2 Highlights 2013 Van Persie Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Andorra vs Netherlands 0-2 Highlights 2013 Van Persie Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Andorra vs Netherlands 2013 (Andorra Holland VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Andorra vs Netherlands 0-2 ( Van Persie*2) Estadi Comunal d'Andorra la Vella- 10 September, 2013- 19.
Estonia vs Netherlands 2-2 Highlights 2013 Vassiljev Robben Van Persie penalty Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Estonia vs Netherlands 2-2 Highlights 2013 Vassiljev Robben Van Persie penalty Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Estonia vs Holland 2013 ( Estonia Netherlands VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Estonia vs Netherlands 2-2 ( Vassiljev*2/ Robben, Van Persie pen) A.
As the European leagues slowly return after a summer break, so will big matchups among national teams from the Old Continent. And a much-anticipated battle will be between FIFA's fifth and seventh place teams. Portugal and the Netherlands will clash today at 3:25 pm ET in Faro at the Estádio Do Algarve.
Germany and the Netherlands opened up big leads in their qualifying groups on a night when Spain overtook France with a win in Paris.
In the game of the day in Paris, Spain were keen to return to winning ways after recent draws and did just that, Pedro Rodríguez striking on 56 minutes against a France side who later had Paul Pogba sent off.
In honor of Holland's 8-1 thrashing of Hungary yesterday, I present these photographs from Hans van der Meer's fantastic work "Dutch Fields". That collection, while often paling in notoriety to the scope he accomplished with his later work "European Fields", is more representative of what van der Meer knows and a more honest retelling of the game at its most basic state.
It's a funny paradox: when the season ends there's just more and more football. I was looking forward to a brief moment of stasis after the weekend's full slate of friendlies, World Cup qualifiers, and U21 action, but the Americas would just not listen.
Italy, the Netherlands, Argentina and the USA have become the latest set of teams to book their place for next summer's World Cup. All four teams bagged the three points they needed to confirm their participation in Rio come 2014. Italy booked their place in next summer's World Cup finals after recovering from going a [.
Italy U21 vs Netherlands U21 Highlights Euro 2013 1-0 Semifinal Fabio Borini Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Italy U21 vs Netherlands U21 Highlights Euro 2013 1-0 Semifinal Fabio Borini Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Italy U21 vs Netherlands U21 ( Italia Holland Euro 2013 VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Italy vs Netherlands U21 1-0 ( Borini) HaMoshava Stadium, Petah Tikva- Euro U21 2013 [.
The group stage of the UEFA Euro Under-21 Championships has come to a close and the semifinal matchups that will begin Saturday, June 15th have been set. The matchups were decided based on how each team finished in their groups: the winner of Group A, Italy, will play the team that finished in second in Group B, Netherlands, while the Group B winners, Spain, will play Group A's second-placed side, Norway.
The 2013 UEFA Euro Under-21 Championships gives some of world football's next crop of superstars the chance to shine on the international stage. This year's installment is being held in Israel and will culminate on June 18th in Jerusalem, Israel's capital city.
The U-21 tournament is smaller than the senior version, featuring eight teams as opposed to sixteen.
The Netherlands made hard work of beating World Cup qualification minnows Andorra before this Robin Van Persie strike gave them a breakthrough. After a goalless first-half, the Manchester United striker curled this effort inside the post from outside the penalty area. While that helped to settle a few Dutch nerves, they still only emerged with [.
Mark Van Bommel was known throughout his career as something of a footballing bastard, so much so that he was even sent off a couple of weeks ago in his last ever professional match. However, in this video of PSV training shows that Van Bommel also had a more delicate side. The enforcer pings football [.
Robin Van Persie scored twice as the Netherlands defeated Andorra and booked their place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Manchester United striker's efforts put him just two goals away from becoming the Netherland's joint highest ever goal-scorer alongside Patrick Kluivert.
England have dropped to ninth in the latest official FIFA rankings. Elsewhere, Spain held top place whilst Brazil plummeted to an all time low of 22nd! Five-times world champions & World Cup 2014 hosts Brazil plummeted further down the rankings as they hit a record low of 22nd place in between Ghana and Mali.
D.C. United is in desperate need for defensive help, and Ben Olsen has been very open about wanting to bring new faces in on trial. Therefore, it should be no surprise that United announced today that William Ekong, a Dutch center back with Nigerian heritage currently with Tottenham Hotspur, is on trial.
Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. I get days mixed up sometimes. I wrote 'Tuesday' a million times where it didn't belong on this post, the blurbs, Tweets, etc. and didn't realize it for a long time. What are days?
Jozy Altidore of AZ Alkmaar (Google Creative Commons)
The storyline going into the final of the Dutch Cup on Thursday in Rotterdam mirrors the one going into Saturday's FA Cup Final.
PSV Eindhoven are sitting pretty in second place in the Eredivisie table and all they have to do to confirm their spot in Europe next season is win the cup on Thursday or earn a point in their final league match on Sunday.
FC Utrecht didn't have the greatest first half against AZ Alkmaar at the weekend. Ex-Hull City striker Jozy Altidore had already scored a hat-trick when the away side made things worse for themselves when defender Mike van der Hoorn scored a ridiculous own goal just before the break. The ball was crossed into the box, [.
Turkish National team coach Fatih Terim has revealed his side's determination to finish the job in its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, claiming his players had already booked tickets to Brazil 'in their head and their hearts'.
Turkey starts the final round of fixtures second in Group D but withRomania level on points, Hungary just two behind and unbeaten group leader Netherlands its opponent in Istanbul, it perhaps faces the longest odds of any of the teams still fighting for a place in the play-offs.
Turkey steps closer to World Cup finals: 0 - 2 Turkey beats Estonia, one of the weak teams of Group D, in a critical match by 2-0 and succeeded to keep their hopes alive. Turkish National team snatch three points from Estonia by 2-0 on Friday, climbing to 2nd place in their group after Hungary's historical defeat against the Netherlands by 8-1.
Remember when Luc Castaignos was the new Thierry Henry? Not just the same skill set but nearly the same damn thing? Yeah, that didn't turn out so well for he or Inter and he spent one whole year in Milan before being shuffled back to the Eredivisie, where he's actually done quite decently for Twente.
ADO Den Haag, it appears, are the club that really puts the hospital in corporate hospitality. Sixteen fans were treated in hospital after collapsing in the stands at the club's 2-0 home win against Feyenoord, and it later appeared that they were in fact suffering from the effects of over-excessive Marijuana consumption.
Aww, isn't that sweet. Ajax may have won the Dutch league (again) this season, but that doesn't mean that the club haven't forgotten the fans that buy replica shirts. They made the decision to release their new away kit be presenting 32 lucky supporters with the new away kit for pre-ordering online, one fan for [.
One Dutch fan learnt only too well the lesson of keeping your eye on the ball at all times on Sunday. Utrecht faced NAC Breda, but one home supporter was left annoyed even before the match kicked off, as he was struck on the head by a wayward shot. Anthony Lurling was the guilty party, [...]
Netherlands announced 23 players to face the USA on April 9 in the Hague. The Dutch have quite a bit experience on their roster, with 12 players owning 30 or more caps. The most capped player on the roster is former WPS player Daphne Koster, who has played 128 times for her country while scoring six goals.
After a thrilling, but somewhat disappointing 3-3 tie with Germany in front of a fantastic crowd in Offenbach, Germany on April 5, the U.S. team traveled to the Netherlands on Saturday, taking what turned out to be an almost six-hour bus ride (there's traffic everywhere in the world) northwest to The Hague.
Two Romanian journalists were had their accreditation rejected for their country's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday because their paper had previously compared Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal to Adolf Hitler.
Prior to the Dutch side's visit to Romania last October, ProSport published an article about the notoriously tough Van Gaal under the headline "Van Hitler.