Van der Vaart set to return next week - Hamburg

Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart is set to make a speedy injury comeback and could be fit by next week, his Bundesliga club Hamburg said Tuesday.

Ajax most productive academy in European football

Ajax Amsterdam has the most productive youth academy in European football, according to a survey done by three researchers from the International Centre for Sports Research (CIES) from Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Hamburg rule out move for Van der Vaart

Frank Arnesen has made it clear that Hamburg do not have the financial resources to lure Rafael van der Vaart away from Tottenham.

Euro 2012 was rock bottom, admits Van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart has admitted that Euro 2012 was the lowest point of his Netherlands career, despite his insistence that he enjoyed a fine relationship with Bert van Marwijk.

Van der Vaart inspires Netherlands to morale-boosting win

Netherlands avoided a third-straight defeat as they triumphed 2-0 over Slovakia in their international friendly encounter at De Kuip.

Injured Van der Vaart pulls out of Dutch squad

The Dutch football association (KNVB) said in a statement on Monday that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder sustained an ankle injury on Sunday during the 5-2 defeat at Arsenal.

Real`s Van der Vaart out for three weeks

Real Madrid and Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be out for at least three weeks after damaging a thigh muscle at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, the club said on Monday.

Real`s Van der Vaart out for three weeks

Real Madrid and Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be out for at least three weeks after damaging a thigh muscle at Real Zaragoza on Saturday, the club said on Monday.

Real Madrid know I have quality: Van Der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart has been buoyed by Real Madrid`s assurances that their desire to sell him was never about his ability and only about squad numbers.

Real Madrid know I have quality: Van Der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart has been buoyed by Real Madrid`s assurances that their desire to sell him was never about his ability and only about squad numbers.