Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat said he became emotional on a landmark evening for midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who scored a goal while breaking the Dutch record for caps in a career on Friday.
Advocaat's men cruised to a 5-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Luxembourg that improved their chances of playing in Russia next year, with Sneijder scoring second.
The Galatasaray man, making his 131st appearance for Netherlands, broke Edwin van der Sar's record on his 33rd birthday, and the Dutch...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dick Advocaat began his third stint as Netherlands national team coach on Tuesday by saying he believes he can get the struggling squad to next year's World Cup in Russia.
The experienced coach acknowledged that it will be tough, however.
"It is a fantastic job, a fantastic challenge," Advocaat said. "Difficult, but definitely possible."
Netherlands -- World Cup semifinalists in Brazil in 2014 -- are fourth in Group A, six points behind leaders France. Only the group winner...
The Netherlands thrashed Ivory Coast 5-0 in a friendly on Sunday as midfielder Wesley Sneijder made his record-equaling 130th appearance for the Dutch national team.
Defender Joel Veltman scored his first two goals for the national team and in between those strikes captain Arjan Robben converted a penalty as the Netherlands took a 3-0 lead into half-time.
Davy Klaassen made it 4-0 in the 69th minute and was immediately replaced by Sneijder, who matched former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar's record....