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Dutch Midfielder Strootman to Miss World Cup

  • Reuters, Monday, March 10, 2014 6:40 PM
Kevin Strootman has been ruled out of the World Cup finals in Brazil in June after tearing cartilage in his left knee during AS Roma’s 1-0 defeat at Napoli on Sunday. The Netherlands midfielder will be sidelined for at least six months, according to the Dutch media. "Kevin was in good form. For the national side it is a huge blow," Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said following the news on Monday. “Kevin made a huge contribution to our qualification for the World Cup, he never let us down and now his dreams have died."

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