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Van der Vaart targets Europa League

July 10, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Hamburg skipper Rafael van der Vaart has set his sights on the twin goals of qualifiyng for the Europa League and playing in his third World Cup for Netherlands.

Van der Vaart, 30, returned from his summer holidays slightly overweight - something that made headlines in both Hamburg and the Netherlands.

He told Hamburger Abendblatt: "I had a difficult year, and it was important to clear my mind during the holidays. But what are two or three kilos anyway?"

Now Van der ...

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