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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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Maher called up to Dutch squad in place of Sneijder

Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Romania with a groin injury, the Dutch federation (KNVB) has confirmed.

The Galatasaray star was set to miss out after picking up the problem in Friday's Group D win over Estonia and has now left the squad to return to Turkey.

Holland boss Louis van Gaal has called up AZ Alkmaar's teenage midfielder Adam Maher for Tuesday's meeting in Amsterdam.

Rumour - Duo chase Dutch youngster

Adam Maher made his Holland debut Belgium last year. Credit: PA

Premier League champions Manchester City and Arsenal are both keen on bringing in Dutch international Adam Maher, according to the Daily Mail. The AZ Alkmaar midfielder is just 19, but already has three caps for the Netherlands.

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