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Chelsea youngster eye Brazil

Patrick van Aanholt believes playing in the Eredivisie again this season will enhance his chances of making the Holland squad for the World Cup.

I want to go to the World Cup, that's why I did not consider going to an English club.

At Vitesse it will be better for my image with the coach (Van Gaal).

I don't know what my standing is with him but it is clear that if you perform you are rewarded with a chance.

– Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt speaking to AD

From the archive: Holland v Cyprus chaos

Ruud Gullit shouts in the smoke. Credit: PA

Holland won the qualifier against Cyprus 8-0 in Rotterdam, but the result was eventually annulled after the Cyrpus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou was struck by an object thrown from the crow. The home side went on to win the rearranged game 4-0.

Cyprus goalkeeper Andreas Charitou goes down injured after being hit by a firework. Credit: PA


Isco on target

Isco scored Spain's second against the Netherlands. Credit: PA

Spain saw off Netherlands in the Under-21 European Championships, thanks to goals from Alvaro Morata, Manchester City target Isco and a last-minute strike from Alvaro Vasquez.

The Spaniards will now face Norway in the semi-finals.


Sneijder wants World Cup win for Van Gaal

Let's hope that in 2014 we end up with the cup, then it will been the right choice for him [Van Gaal] to leave.

It is a pity if you look at the discipline in the team and how everyone is doing. We're taking a different path.

You're trying to create (something) with the Dutch national team. Of course it's hard, because you know that coaches come and go in football.

– Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder speaking to

Happy birthday Marc Overmars

Arsenal winger Marc Overmars celebrates a goal at home to Everton in 1998. Credit: PA

Happy big 4-0 to Dutch master Marc 'Roadrunner' Overmars, who graced the flanks at Highbury for a good three years before quitting north London to play for Barcelona. Overmars is currently Director of Football at Ajax.

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