No serious knee damage to Blind
The Hague: Dutch international Daley Blind sustained a ligament sprain in his left knee during the third-place World Cup match against Brazil Saturday, his club Ajax has stated.
Examination in Amsterdam Monday showed Blind suffered no further damage.
The 24-year-old Ajax player got injured after a clash with Oscar. He was carried off the pitch on a stretcher in the 70th minute of the game in Brasilia.
Blind played all seven matches of the Dutch national team in Brazil, as defender or midfielder. Against Brazil he scored his first goal for the Netherlands. The Dutch beat the hosts 3-0 to claim the third spot.
The Dutch team arrived at Rotterdam Sunday. Coach Louis van Gaal will move to Manchester United now, with Guus Hiddink taking over in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.``