Van der Vaart gives Netherlands lead over Portugal

KHARKIV, Ukraine (Sporting Alert) — Captain Rafael van der Vaart has given the Netherlands an early lead in their Euro 2012 must win game against Portugal at here at Metalist Stadium. The Tottenham attacker, playing in his 99th cap for the Dutch, finished well past goalkeeper Rui Patricio in the 11th minute of play to keep…

Van Bommel dropped, Huntelaar starts: Live Euro 2012

WARSAW (Sporting Alert) — The European Championship Group B setup has certainly lived up to its “group of death” label heading into the final round of the group stages on Sunday. Watch Live Streaming Coverage of the matches | Games will be televised live on ESPN and its networks, including live streaming on 

Germany look for second win, Holland try to stay alive

(Sporting Alert) — The Netherlands will look to bounce back from its disappointing start to the 2012 Euro tournament when they take on Germany on Wednesday night. The 2012 Euro tournament started on Friday, June 8 – games will be televised live on ESPN and its networks, including live streaming on ESPN3.com, ESPNDeportes and WatchESPN.com. The Oranje were beaten 1-0 by…

BREAKING NEWS: Denmark stunned Holland in Group B opener

(Sporting Alert) — Denmark created the first shock at the 2012 Euro football tournament, following their 1-0 win over the Netherlands, who are one of the title favourites. Michael Krohn-Dehli cleverly broken into the box and fired home under the legs of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for the only goal in the victory at the Metalist…

Afellay, Sneijder and van Persie start Holland v Denmark: Live

(Sporting Alert) — Ibrahim Afellay and Maarten Stekelenburg were included in the Netherlands team for tonight’s Euro 2012 Group B clash against Denmark at the Metalist Stadium. Afellay has been impressive for the Dutch in their warm-up games and he gets the nod to play alongside the like of Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Robin…

Robin van Persie starts for Holland vs Slovakia

Robin van Persie starts for Holland in their EURO 2012 friendly warm-up clash with Slovakia on Wednesday night. The skipper and Barclays Premier League leading goalscorer this past season, will start up front will have several powerhouse company as Holland look to bounce back from the defeat they suffered in the last two outings. Inter…

Robin Van Persie now starts: Netherlands v Bulgaria

AMSTERDAM (Sporting Alert) — Leading striker Robin van Persie starts after team news initially suggested that he would start on the bench for the Netherlands in the friend warm-up game against Bulgaria at Amsterdam ArenA tonight. Watch Live on: ESPNDeportes and ESPN3.com The Arsenal captain and Barclays Premier League top goalscorer will start alongside Klaas Jan Huntelaar as…