News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Wesley Sneijder

Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder calls time on international career

Wesley is one of the best Dutch internationals in recent years, the Dutch football association KNVB said in a statement.

Mar 04, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

How on earth: Galatasaray fined Wesley Sneijder 2.3m EUR for too many yellow cards

Sneijder was reportedly one of 13 Galatasaray players fined by the club for yellow cards accumulated last season. 

Jul 08, 2016, 20:07 PM IST

Galatasaray finally get their man as Lukas Podolski signs

Lukas Podolski completed his transfer from Arsenal to Galatasaray on Saturday after the Turkish club agreed a fee of around 2.85 million pounds ($4.45 million) to finally land their man at the fourth attempt.

Jul 04, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

Guus Hiddink relieved after Dutch win in Latvia

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink was a relieved man after his team won their Euro 2016 qualifier in Latvia 2-0 on Friday to retain hope of an automatic berth at next year’s finals. 

Jun 13, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

Dutch strike late to spoil Turkish delight

The Netherlands scored in stoppage time through a deflected Wesley Sneijder shot to secure a 1-1 draw with Turkey on Saturday and avoid their first ever home defeat in European Championship qualifying.

Mar 29, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Juventus coach confirms Wesley Sneijder interest

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that the Serie A leaders are interesting in signing Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Galatasaray.

Jan 05, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

Chamberlain inspired by Henry, but seeks to play like Sneijder

English mid-fielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been one of the brightest stars for Arsenal this season, Friday asserted that he was inspired by former French goal-poacher Thierry Henry while he was practicing alongside him during his stint with the club in 2012.

Dec 26, 2014, 22:56 PM IST

Experienced Wesley Sneijder could be a vital addition for Southampton

Galatasaray's attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been reportedly seeking an exit from the Turkish club, with Premier League duo of Southampton and Manchester United have been alerted.

Dec 15, 2014, 23:27 PM IST

Carlos Vela brace helps Mexico stun Netherlands

Carlos Vela scored twice in his first international appearance since 2011 as Mexico exacted revenge for their controversial World Cup exit with a 3-2 victory against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Nov 13, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Goalkeepers shine brightest in Brazil

Despite being a tournament labelled as the return of attack-minded football after the caution shown in South Africa four years ago, Brazil 2014 has been a platform for the world`s best goalkeepers to shine.

Jul 13, 2014, 10:46 AM IST

Holland exit robs Robben of chance to atone

The Netherlands` heartbreaking penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals looks to have definitively ended Arjen Robben`s hopes of exorcising his ghosts from the 2010 final.

Jul 10, 2014, 10:31 AM IST

Dutch fate undeserved, says Sneijder

The Netherlands` penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday was an unjust way for them to exit the tournament, according to playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

Jul 10, 2014, 10:20 AM IST

Five Dutch players with outside interests

Footballers have been accused of being solely focused on their sport but here AFP Sport highlights five of the Dutch squad, who face Argentina in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, who have time for other matters whether it be hobbies or charity work.

Jul 07, 2014, 21:33 PM IST

Netherlands overcome Costa Rica on penalties for World Cup semis berth

Substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul turned out to be the unlikely hero at the Arena Fonte Nova here Saturday as the Netherlands beat Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties to set up a mouthwatering FIFA World Cup semifinal clash against Argentina Wednesday.

Jul 06, 2014, 05:05 AM IST

Sneijder happy to be one of Netherlands` boss Van Gaal`s WC `pawns`

Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder has reportedly revealed that he is happy to be one of Dutch boss Louis van Gaal`s World Cup `pawns`.

Jul 04, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

2014 FIFA World Cup: Huntelaar penalty gives Dutch last-gasp 2-1 win

A stoppage time penalty from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Netherlands a dramatic 2-1 victory over Mexico in the second round of the World Cup on Sunday minutes after the Mexicans had seemed certain to reach the quarter-finals. With two minutes to play Mexico were leading 1-0 but Wesley Sneijder pulled the Dutch level with a fierce drive, seemingly forcing the match into extra time.

Jun 30, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

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.

Jun 29, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

Dutch World Cup chances not RIP without RVP

Missing talismanic striker Robin van Persie, the Netherlands looked a pale imitation of the side that stuck five goals past Spain in their Group B opener, but Monday`s 2-0 win over Chile proved they can grind out victories without him.

Jun 24, 2014, 04:13 AM IST

Casillas would want to forget this match as soon as possible: Baichung Bhutia

It was a disastrous start for World Champions Spain in the FIFA World Cup 2014, where they were thrashed by Netherlands who won 5-1. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee Media, former Indian skipper Baichung Bhutia analysed the game.

Jun 16, 2014, 03:24 AM IST

The Dutch will rely on their seasoned triangle: Casillas

Spain`s goalkeeper Iker Casillas believes the Netherlands will be largely relying on their attacking triangle of Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Robin van Persie when the two sides face off in a Group B match here Friday to start their 2014 World Cup campaign.

Jun 13, 2014, 16:54 PM IST