RvP unhurt after kiteboard scare

The Netherlands duo of Robin van Persie and Jaryl Janmaat escaped without serious injury after being hit by a kiteboarder on Monday. The pair were enjoying some downtime at a beach in Rio when they were knocked over by a kiteboarder. However, Dutch officials have been quick to calm fears that

Holland wait on de Guzman’s fitness

Holland national team boss Louis van Gaal will wait to see how Jonathan de Guzman pulls up before making a further judgement call on his fitness. The Swansea City midfielder, who is on loan from Villarreal, sustained a hamstring injury at training ahead of the Oranje’s friendly with Wales on Wednesday. De Guzman is

Netherlands confirm WC squad

Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has been included in the Netherlands squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. The defender was named in the preliminary squad for the 2010 showpiece only to miss the final cut, and therefore will be turning out at his first World Cup. The Dutch squad boats

Netherlands 1-1 Italy: Match Report

Marco Verratti came off the bench to earn Italy a dramatic and undeserved 1-1 draw with Netherlands in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening. Jeremain Lens' wonderful volley appeared certain to earn the Dutch a first ever friendly win over the Azzurri, but the visitors levelled matters in the first minute of injury-time through