Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 last night to move closer to a quarterfinal spot in soccer’s European Championship. Portugal boosted its chances with a 3-2 win against Denmark.
Denmark upset the Netherlands 1-0 in the opening Group B match at the European soccer championship, as Germany overcame a stubborn Portugal team to win by the same score.
Bert Van Marwijk , who coached the Netherlands to its first World Cup final in 32 years, now has to convince his players they can finally win the title after decades of disappointments.
Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong was dropped from the national soccer squad after the Manchester City player’s tackle broke the leg of Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa yesterday.
Andres Iniesta emerged from under the bodies of his jubilant teammates as the scorer of the latest-ever World Cup winning goal. The Barcelona midfielder says he didn’t do anything special.
The Netherlands blamed English referee Howard Webb and missed chances for their defeat in yesterday’s soccer World Cup final in South Africa.
The Netherlands beat Denmark 2-0 today to win their opening World Cup game, while Japan defeated Cameroon 1-0.
Playing each game as if it’s your last is one of soccer’s more popular mantras. For Netherlands captain Giovanni Van Bronckhorst , that’s particularly relevant as his country seeks a first World Cup title.
Italy started the defense of its World Cup soccer title last night with a 1-1 tie against Paraguay. The Netherlands and Japan both won their first games.
The Netherlands reached the World Cup final for the first time since 1978 by defeating Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town last night.
"We had to take a risk and go forward."
- Van Marwijk on Jun 17, 2012