World Cup Soccer 2014: Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 in third place play-off

Robin van Persie: Notched early penalty   Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum saw Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 to finish third in the 2014 World Cup. Van Persie put Netherlands ahead in the third minute from the penalty spot after Arjen Robben had been felled by Thiago Silva. Daley Blind added the…

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World Cup Soccer: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Sao Paulo to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday. In complete contrast to Germany’s 7-1 annihilation of Brazil 24 hours earlier, both teams played cautious football at the Arena Corinthians and there were few chances in a goalless…

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World Cup: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says Neymar lost feeling in his legs

  Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari claims Neymar feared he was paralysed shortly after he was injured during the 2-1 World Cup quarter-final victory over Colombia on Friday. Neymar has been ruled out for between three and six weeks after he was hit in the lower back during an aerial challenge with Colombia defender Juan…

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World Cup Soccer – Netherlands beat Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties – 2014 World Cup Quarter final result

Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 – 2014 World Cup quarter final result, after extra time. Netherlands won penalty shoot-out 4-3 At the Fonte Nova arena, Salvador Halftime: 0-0, fulltime 0-0 Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Compiled by Simon Jennings

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World Cup Soccer-Dutch shootout win down to Krul’s reach, close study

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 5 (Reuters) - Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said their World Cup quarter-final win on penalties was the result of substitute keeper Tim Krul‘s long reach and a close study of Costa Rica‘s last match, which also ended in a shootout. Regular keeper Jasper Cillessen, who was replaced by Krul shortly before the end of extra time, was…

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World Cup Soccer – Van Gaal admits underestimating his own team

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 4 (Reuters) – Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal admitted he may be guilty of underestimating his own World Cup squad but said his players would not be making the same mistake with regard to their quarter-final opponents Costa Rica. The teams meet at the Fonte Nova arena on Saturday. Van Gaal told reporters on…

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World Cup Soccer-Netherlands v Costa Rica

SALVADOR, Brazil, July 3 (Reuters) – TheNetherlands will play Costa Rica in a World Cup quarter-final match in Salvador on Saturday. Where: the Fonte Nova arena, Salvador Capacity: 52,048 When: Saturday, July 5, 1700 local (2000 GMT/4 PM ET) Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Probable teams: Netherlands: 1-Jasper Cillessen; 7-Daryl Janmaat, 3-Stefan de Vrij, 2-Ron Vlaar, 4-Bruno Martins Indi,…

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Is a 2026 USA World Cup win written in the stars?

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – If the United States is ever to conquer its final sporting frontier and win the soccer World Cup, 2026 could be the perfect time. Although the disappointment of falling short in Brazil continues to linger, it could pay even richer dividends in years to come if 2014 really does turn out to…

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Getting customers in your site should always be ranked as high as the importance of the quality and the excellence of the product and the services you provide. They should go hand in hand in providing your customers the satisfaction they get in exchange for the money they have paid for them. Customer service should…

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FIFA charges Luis Suarez for biting in World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has officially charged Uruguay‘s Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams’ World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay’s best offensive player.  FIFA announced early Wednesday that its disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against Suarez, just hours after the end of Tuesday’s match. If the panel finds…

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