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More Dutch strife: Sneijder & Robben nailed in practice
by Mike Woitalla, June 9th, 2014 10:46PM
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[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] The Netherlands' propensity to come up short in major tournaments despite its impressive collection of talent has often been attributed to strife among the squad. Early signs from this Dutch camp aren't good.

This short clip from pre-World Cup training shows Nigel de Jong -- infamous for breaking American Stuart Holden's leg and kung fu kicking Xabi Alonso at the last World Cup final -- taking down Wesley Sneijder, and Bruno Martins Indi clashing with Arjen Robben.

After Martins Indi knocks Robben down from behind, Robben gets up clutching his back. He then clashes and kicks out Martins Indi when they meet again.



3 comments
  1. Thomas Brannan
    commented on: June 10, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.
    Concerning De Jong: He will not get red carded at the WC because no one wants to see a 10 v 11 game. Less people will watch the game. Also, advertisers will complain when less people watch the match. So why doesn't someone just go after De Jong first and put him out of the match.
  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: June 10, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.
    That certainly would be de Jong's approach. Maybe the Dutch coach will have the brains to leave him on the bench, where he does a little less harm.
  1. Thomas Brannan
    commented on: June 10, 2014 at 2:09 p.m.
    I agree Allan that would be the best solution. I fully agree with you, however, he has already picked him for the 23. He certainly knows De Jong's history and how he plays and he is there. When you watch the video after the other player nails Robben all we see Van Gaal do is walk by and give Robben a little pat on the back. De Jong will be De Jong. When you turn the cheek you get cracked on the other cheek.

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