Here are my three thoughts on Portugal's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Group B: 1. The Dutch midfield: Finally Bert van Marwijk gave the Dutch public what it wanted, dropped Mark van Bommel and played a holding pair of Nigel De Jong and Rafael ... SI.com, 2 months ago
Three quick thoughts: Netherlands-Denmark - SI.com, 2 months ago
The Netherlands' "Fab Four" has a fifth member, and he is the embodiment of this Dutch team's approach under coach Bert van Marwijk . While playmaker Wesley Sneijder takes the credit for his two goals (FIFA credited Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo's ...SI.com, 2 months ago
The end of a major tournament often brings a rash of coaching changes. Euro 2012 has been no different. Some, like Franciszek Smuda (Poland), Dick Advocaat (Russia) and Slaven Bilic (Croatia) already were at the end of their contracts -- but Laurent ...SI.com, 2 months ago
LONDON -- Robin van Persie is sitting next to a Dutch journalist in an otherwise deserted cinema, watching images of himself as a young boy flickering on the big screen . He looks pensive, then smiles as he sees each goal: at 13, dribbling past ...SI.com, 2 months ago
With PSV Eindhoven flying high at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie, we caught up with defender Jeffrey Bruma about the Rood-witten's outstanding domest...
AFP Chelsea's official website currently lists 26 players out on loan, with Gael Kakuta and Nathaniel Chalobah engaged in their sixth and fifth temporary move away from Stamford Bridge. That life was not for Jeffrey Bruma, snapped up by the Blues ...FIFA.com, 5 days ago
Who will win La Liga? Barcelona's form will push Real Madrid to the wire. Who will win La Liga? Barcelona's form will push Real Madrid to the wire. It's now 11 wins in a row for Barcelona in all competitions. You can point to Levante's ...ESPN Soccernet, 2 weeks ago
On Valentine's Day, FIFA.com looks at the profound connection between the beautiful game and matters of the heart across the world.
As you can see in our Valentine's video quiz above, love and passion can be found everywhere across Planet Football, but can you count quite how much is packed into just over 60 seconds? If you have a girlfriend or a wife, then you need to love ...FIFA.com, 2 weeks ago
Being a football manager is a job which rarely comes with complete security and longevity. Even the greatest manager can fall foul of the immense stresses that come with the task at hand and find themselves on the wrong side of the revolving ...FTBpro, 3 weeks ago
I recently spoke with a number of baseball people about the concept of "makeup," which is one of those things in sports that everyone thinks both exists and matters, but about which everyone has a different opinion as to how to define it, and how to ...SI.com, 2 months ago
FIFA's slightly odd decision not to impose the usual yellow-card amnesty after the group stage or second round was always going to create difficulties for somebody, and it is fortunate for the spectacle of the semifinal and the prospects of a ...SI.com, 2 months ago
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