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MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

Two transport planes carrying bodies and remains of those killed on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands. The planes transported 51 bags containing bodies or body parts from Ukraine on Thursday, officials say. The Netherlands received 40 bodies on Wednesday, and has now begun the long process of identifying remains. Pro-Russian rebels...

MH17 Crash

Rebels hand over bodies, black boxes

Rebels hand over bodies, black boxes

Dutch experts yesterday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion in east Ukraine that it believes led to the crash. A train carrying the remains of the victims arrived in the government-held Ukrainian city of Kharkiv five days after the...

Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

Dutch liable for 300 Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch court has ruled that the Netherlands is liable for the killings of more than 300 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men and boys at Srebrenica in Bosnia-Hercegovina in July 1995. The 300 men and boys were among 5,000 Bosniaks sheltering with Dutch UN peacekeepers at their Potocari base. But the Dutch state was cleared of...

Goal’s World Cup 2014 awards

Who was player of the tournament?

Who was player of the tournament?

After four weeks, 64 matches and 171 goals, World Cup 2014 has finally drawn to a thrilling close with Germany's dramatic triumph over Argentina in Rio de Janeiro. With so many gripping encounters, stellar solo performances and moments of madness over the past month, selecting the recipients of our World Cup awards has been...

WORLD CUP: BRA VS NED PLAYOFF FOR THIRD PLACE

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Beaten pair out to fight for third place

Brazil versus the Netherlands is a match-up fit for a Final and would have made a worthy climax to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Instead, the two teams will face off in the Play-off for Third Place, with both eager to restore a little pride after the heartbreak of their semi-final defeats, Fifa.com...

WORLD CUP PLAYOFF FOR THIRD PLACE

Brazil go down 0-3 with a whimper

Brazil go down 0-3 with a whimper

Brazil suffered further World Cup humiliation as Louis van Gaal signed off as Netherlands head coach with a 3-0 victory in Brasilia, Goal.com reports. The tournament hosts entered Saturday's game hoping to restore some pride following a 7-1 semi-final drubbing against Germany, yet were undermined as first-half goals from Robin van Persie and Daley...

Messi deserves to win the World Cup: Neymar

Messi deserves to win the World Cup: Neymar

Neymar has backed fellow Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina's World Cup final with Germany, insisting the 27-year-old deserves the victory, reports Goal.com. La Albiceleste progressed to Sunday's showpiece after defeating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday, overcoming Louis van Gaal's side after an uneventful 0-0 draw. Despite the traditional animosity between Brazil...

  

Di Maria racing time to be fit for World Cup final

Di Maria racing time to be fit for World Cup final

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is racing against the clock to recover from a thigh injury in time for the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday. Argentina team spokesman Andres Ventura says Di Maria was practicing at "60-80 percent" at the team base in Belo Horizonte, and that team doctors would monitor his...

Brazuca-fest 33

Fifa gains in game of losers

Fifa gains in game of losers

Here comes a game that no one wants to be involved in. What glory two losers can achieve from a third-placing deciding game? For teams, nothing but the Cup matters. It’s just cruel to ask one of the losing semifinalists to lose again. Crushed emotionally, both the Brazilians and Dutch badly needed a break...

Romero sends Argentina into final

Romero sends Argentina into final

Argentina reached the World Cup final as Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal failed to produce another penalty masterstroke, Goal.com reports. Having introduced goalkeeper Tim Krul off the bench to replace number one Jasper Cillessen in the quarter-final shoot-out win against Costa Rica - with the Newcastle shot-stopper subsequently saving two spot-kicks to send his...

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