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The Dutch national football team on the road to Euro 2012

Holland at Euro 2012

RNW followed the highs and lows of the "Oranje", as the Dutch national football team is nicknamed at home, in the run-up to and during the 2012 European Championships hosted in Poland and Ukraine.

Article: Dutch football coach upsets Chinese

The coach of the national Dutch football team Louis van Gaal has ruffled Chinese feathers with remarks he made at a recent press conference. Discussing the team’s plans for matches against China and Indonesia next year, van Gaal said...

Article: Holland looking relaxed ahead of Portugal thriller

It was Holland’s most relaxed pre-match press conference so far. On the eve of the crucial Euro 2012 Group B encounter against archrivals Portugal, manager Bert van Marwijk and captain Mark van Bommel took their seats in the sizeable...

Article: Group of Death by numbers

A Dutch victory and a Danish defeat on Sunday would leave Germany majestically on top in Group B with a maximum nine points and the other three sides tied at three points.

Article: Rafael van der Vaart: no hope lost for Holland

Where there’s hope, there’s Rafael van der Vaart. The Holland playmaker says there’s still a good chance that the Oranje will advance to the knock-out stages of Euro 2012. Holland, he promises, will give all they have...

Article: Holland at Euro 2012 - 'The pressure got to them'

Only half the Holland squad entered the Wisla Krakow pitch on Thursday for a post-match practice session. Most of them had been substitutes at Wednesday night’s classic encounter with Germany, which left the Dutch with their second...

Article: Stop racism flash mob at Euro 2012

Fans at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv, Ukraine, will “wave racism goodbye” at the Holland-Germany match on Wednesday night. Thousands of white handkerchiefs will be handed out to the 35,000 capacity crowd, made up of Dutch,...

Article: Holland – bruised egos to take on German giants

Wednesday is crunch day for the Netherlands in Euro 2012 as another make-or-break encounter awaits against archrivals Germany in Group B, the “Group of Death”. The pressure will be on the Dutch who lost their first match...

Article: How Holland came to appreciate German football

It’s the Netherlands’ biggest neighbour - its big brother if you like - and it’s certainly the country the Dutch love to hate. Or they used to. Respect for Germany has grown in recent years, says veteran Dutch sports...

Article: Footie pub talk in Krakow

They say sport brings nations together. Well, Euro 2012 certainly does in the bars, tents and terraces of Krakow. The atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful. Three teams – Holland, Italy and England – have their tournament base...

Article: Big orange party continues in Freedom Square

Holland may have lost against Denmark, but a big orange party continues in Kharkiv’s main square. Eight year after after a revolution first turned the square orange, Svobody (Freedom) Square has been renamed once again for the...

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