Playing for third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup couldn’t have been the most fun, but that didn’t mean the mean the athletes weren’t going to play their hardest.
Netherlands veteran utility man Dirk Kuyt certainly showed that in his country’s third-place match against host nation Brazil on Saturday.
Kuyt sustained a nasty gash to his head while jumping for a header with...
Who said third place doesn't count?Just before halftime of Saturday’s consolation game against Brazil, the Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt suffered a nasty gash to his head that sent a stream of blood spilling down his neck. Even though the Dutch were leading 2-0 on two early goals, Kuyt was determined to finish out what would be his final international match, as was announced prior...
Former Liverpool star back Louis van Gaal to success at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt has backed Holland manager Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United next season.
The 62-year-old manager will step down from his current post as the manager of the Dutch national team after their final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup...
Netherlands winger Dirk Kuyt said Louis van Gaal is destined for success, after leading the Dutch to the FIFA World […]
Netherlands 0- Costa Rica (win on pks)
Argentina 1-0 Belgium
Dirk Kuyt on the penalty shoutout:
“You only have to do one thing. Taking a penalty is really quite simple: you either miss it, or you score. To be honest, when it comes down to [taking the penalty], you don’t think about that. You’ve just got so much adrenaline in your body. There’s...
Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has praised the versatility of team-mate Dirk Kuyt at the FIFA World Cup. The Fenerbahce winger […]
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. The Dutch came into the game having won all their group...
Dirk Kuyt has labelled Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal as the best tactician in the world following their dramatic comeback […]
It’s Sunday which means it’s the time for the most publicized and arguably the most interesting Man United transfer rumors of the entire week. It’s also Louis van Gaal and Robin van Persie versus Chicharito and Mexico in knockout round of the World Cup today. Enjoy the march, it’s a great one, but also there’s talk about some Dutch players that Van Gaal might convince...
Dutch winger Dirk Kuyt declared good times are returning to Old Trafford with Louis van Gaal to take over at […]
On loan Premier League defenders Karim Rekik (Manchester City) and Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea) headline Louis Van Gaal’s 30-man Netherland World Cup preliminary squad. While the exclusion of Gregory Van der Wiel got the most headlines, the willingness of Van Gaal to give Dirk Kuyt and Rafael van der Vaart one last go in the side is worthy of discussion. In Van der Vaart’s case...
Fenerbahce forward Dirk Kuyt has joined up with the Netherlands training camp ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. […]
Fenerbahce forward Dirk Kuyt admits the 2014 FIFA World Cup is likely to be his final tournament with the Netherlands. […]
It’s all over for Manchester United
All season Manchester United’s title defence has been a sputtering, stumbling affair that never really looked like gaining any momentum. This weekend’s trip to Stamford Bridge has surely ended all of hopes of David Moyes’ side retaining their title.
Samuel Eto’o’s hat-trick was the difference between the two sides as Chelsea dominated...
Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for the forthcoming friendly double-header against Japan and Colombia.
The Dutch medical staff took the decision to withdraw him after the Manchester United striker complained of groin and toe injuries.
Van Persie, who played 85 minutes and scored the game's only goal against his former side Arsenal on Sunday , will miss...
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for friendlies against Japan and Colombia, complaining of toe and groin injuries.
Van Persie headed the winner in United's 1-0 win over English league leader Arsenal on Sunday.
Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie also pulled out of the Dutch squad on Tuesday with a bruised foot.
Coach Louis van...
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November 12, 2013
Arsenal v Fenerbahce: Gunners must remain wary of the Turks - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal face a tough tie against Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the Champions League playoffs.
On the 21st of August, the draw for the play-off round of the Champions league had been set.
Fenerbahce boast a strong squad alongside Dirk Kuyt
Arsenal, the English representative in the draw...
From the looks of this photo you would think Dirk Kuyt got the worst of accidental head-butt (video at bottom) from Dutch teammate Jonathan DeGuzman but, you'd be wrong in a You should see the other guy sense.
Kuyt, the former Liverpool winger, took to his Twitter page to show off the result of the incident, which left him with an extremely nasty black eye and stitches...
Benfica advanced to the Europa League final after Oscar Cardozo scored twice Thursday in a 3-1 win against Fenerbahce to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.
The Portuguese club will play on May 15 against Chelsea, which advanced in the other semifinal by beating Basel 3-1 to go through 5-2 on aggregate.
Benfica was a back-to-back European champion in the 1960s, but the final...
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May 02, 2013
Two late goals finally broke the resistance of 10-man Lazio and handed Fenerbahce a clear 2-0 victory after the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal in Istanbul.
Pierre Webo's 79th-minute penalty and Dirk Kuyt's last-minute finish ensured the hosts eventually made their second-half pressure pay. Ogenyi Onazi's red card three minutes after the break handed the...
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is set to be out for three months after the club decided he needs surgery to repair a fractured bone in his foot.
The Italian picked up the injury in Liverpool's loss to Manchester United in September, and the problem was aggravated when he was on international duty with Italy last week.
Liverpool said its medical staff assessed the injury after...
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October 17, 2012
Netherlands forward Dirk Kuyt admits opponents no longer fear the Dutch, but he believes they can still go far at...
Fenerbahce have reportedly completed the signing of Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles from Chelsea .
On Monday lunchtime, discussions were confirmed to be taking place between the two clubs regarding the midfielder and a deal now appears to have been reached.
Meireles, 29, had made only one start in three Premier League games for Chelsea this season and was an unused substitute...
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Dirk Kuyt has urged his Netherlands team-mates to take a good look at themselves after their dismal Euro 2012 showing....