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Dutch sent packing
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Robin Van Persie reflects on the pain of defeat.
Portugal beat Netherlands 1-0 in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday in an ill-tempered game in which four players were sent off, a record for a match at the finals. The only goal of the game was scored in the 23rd minute by Maniche who made space in the box and thumped the ball just inside the post.  [+]

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Insight and Opinion

Van Basten's bright new dawn?

Phil Holland assesses the chances of Marco Van Basten's technically-gifted and youthful Netherlands World Cup squad. [+]

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More Netherlands News

June 27, 2006
Van Der Sar undecided over Holland future
Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will take his time before deciding whether to retire from international football following Holland's exit from the World Cup.
Russian ref defends himself after 20-card game
Russian referee Valentin Ivanov said the stormy World Cup match between Portugal and Netherlands was the most difficult of his professional career.
June 26, 2006
Bouwes: Bright side of the road to nowhere for Holland
Ernst Bouwes was embarassed by Holland's exit but looks for positives.
'Boulahrouz deliberately injured me' - Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo believes Holland defender Khalid Boulahrouz deliberately injured him during Portugal's ill-tempered second round victory in Nuremberg.
June 25, 2006
Maniche hails Portugal's 'tasty win'
Portugal match-winner Maniche said his team's superior spirit had finally proved the difference in their 1-0 World Cup second-round win over the Netherlands which finished nine-a-side.
Russian ref may be blackballed by Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said the referee could have been yellow-carded himself after sending off four players and handing out bookings to eight others in Portugal's World Cup 1-0 win over the Netherlands.
June 24, 2006
Van Basten regrets publicly criticising Ruud
Netherlands coach Marco van Basten said on Saturday that he regretted publicly criticising Ruud van Nistelrooy saying he should have spoken to him first.
Latest Fixtures/Scores
DATEOPPONENTRESULTCompetition
Wed 3/5 A - France L, 2-0 Friendly
Tue 11/19 H- Colombia D, 0-0 Friendly
Sat 11/16 A - Japan D, 2-2 Friendly
Tue 10/15 A - Turkey W, 0-2 WCQ - UEFA
Fri 10/11 H- Hungary W, 8-1 WCQ - UEFA
Tue 9/10 A - Andorra W, 0-2 WCQ - UEFA
Fri 9/6 A - Estonia D, 2-2 WCQ - UEFA
Wed 8/14 A - Portugal D, 1-1 Friendly
Tue 6/11 A - China W, 0-2 Friendly
Fri 6/7 A - Indonesia W, 0-3 Friendly
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Manager
Louis van Gaal
DOB: August 8, 1951
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2014 Table: FIFA World Cup
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