Max Verstappen to become youngest ever F1 driver

Verstappen, son of former grand prix racer Jos, turns 17 only next month and is still too young to take a driving test in the Netherlands.

Perez likely to replace injured Di Maria

Reaching the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 24 years, Argentina will meet the Netherlands here Wednesday for a berth in the final.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Focused Germans want title after Brazil rout

Germany insist their only focus is now on winning Sunday`s World Cup final, with the euphoria of their historic 7-1 semi-final drubbing of Brazil quickly forgotten.

Tim Krul defends penalty shootout `mind games` during Netherland`s WC quarterfinal victory

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul has defended his antics during their penalty shootout victory over Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinal.

Di Maria ruled out, Brazil try to get Thiago Silva back

Brazil launched a desperate appeal to have skipper Thiago Silva`s ban for their World Cup semi-final against Germany overturned on Sunday but Argentine hopes of seeing Angel Di Maria in action were ended by injury.

Aguero trains, Di Maria missing for Argentina

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero trained normally on Sunday and looked fully recovered from injury, but fellow forward Angel Di Maria was missing amid speculation his World Cup is over.

Krul in dreamland after shoot-out switch

Goalkeeper Tim Krul called it a "dream come true" after he was boldly brought on as a penalty-kicks specialist and saved two against Costa Rica to put the Netherlands into the World Cup semi-finals.

Costa Rican fans didn`t celebrate penalties for long

There was something jarring about Costa Rica fans celebrating their team taking the Netherlands into penalties in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday after a goalless 120 minutes.

Van Gaal admits underestimating his own team

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal admitted he may be guilty of underestimating his own World Cup squad but said his players would not be making the same mistake with regard to their quarter-final opponents Costa Rica.

Ochoa the standout for valiant Mexicans

He`d stopped two of the world`s most famous forwards, and yesterday, Brazilians and Mexicans alike chanted his name.

Netherlands can win this World Cup: Sneijder

Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has stressed on his team’s ambition to win the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Netherlands vs Chile - Preview

The Netherlands and Chile will fight it out for top spot in Group B on Monday and hope they can avoid a fearsome round two assignment against five-time World Cup winners Brazil.

Cruise ship carrying nearly 200 people evacuated in Netherlands

A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said.

Losses bitter pill to swallow: Iniesta

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was annoyed after his team’s second consecutive loss that got them eliminated from the FIFA World Cup.

We apologise, we are responsible: Casillas

Spain captain Iker Casillas has apologised to fans saying that his team was responsible for their elimination from the FIFA World Cup after their 0-2 loss to Chile Wednesday.

Charlesworth quits as Aussie coach before Glasgow

Ric Charlesworth will step down as Australia`s coach before next month`s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Hockey Australia said today.

Australia will be feared by the best, insists coach

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou believes his side will become a force to be reckoned with at future World Cups despite being eliminated by a 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Australia aim to shock high-flying Dutch

Australia forward Mathew Leckie believes his side can become the latest to cause an upset at the World Cup tomorrow when they face a Netherlands team fresh from hammering defending champions Spain 5-1.

Spain-Netherlands match with most empty seats

One of the World Cup`s most exciting games had the most empty seats in the first round of the tournament in Brazil.

Defiant Ramos backs humiliated Spain to rise again

Spain defender Sergio Ramos claimed the world champions will recover from the historic 5-1 rout they suffered at the hands of the Netherlands, insisting "excuses are for losers".