Topic: Mark van Bommel
Several members of the national soccer team from the Netherlands are black. There are reports of team members hearing monkey chants while practicing for the upcoming Euro 2012 championships at a stadium in Krakow, Poland.
As fans of Spain luxuriate in the glow of the country's first World Cup championship, fans of the Netherlands search for an explanation of what went wrong. Some blame the referee, others point to Paul the Octopus.
07/12/2010 11:00 am
Spain wins World Cup final in an ugly game filled with hard fouls and cynical dives. Dutch stars Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder failed to have the big match they needed to beat the pre-tournament favorites.
07/11/2010 10:28 pm
Africa Monitor World Cup final: Can Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder win the Cup, the Golden Ball, and Golden Boot?
Star Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder goes into this World Cup final with the opportunity to win Golden Boot for most goals in the Cup and the Golden Ball, FIFA's version of MVP. Can he do it?
07/11/2010 01:08 pm
In Sunday's World Cup final – The Netherlands vs Spain – the Dutch will emerge victorious because they will not be intimidated by Spain's style of play. Why not? The Dutch invented it.
07/10/2010 09:33 am
In the Uruguay vs Germany match, Saturday's World Cup fight for third place, Uruguay has the edge in pride, defense, and Luis Suarez.
07/09/2010 01:40 pm
The Dutch team that dispatched of Brazil in the quarterfinals is heavily favored to beat a weaker South American team in today's Netherlands vs Uruguay semifinal. Here's why.
07/06/2010 10:06 am