May 28, 2014 23:47
World Cup 2014 Update : Rafael van der Vaart Out for Holland
Dutch superstar Rafael van der Vaart will miss the World Cup 2014 due to a calf injury in his right leg that he suffered in training with Holland. Hamburg captain Van der Vaart was key to his Bundesliga club in helping them to avoid relegation in the 2013-14 campaign.
Holland manager Louis van Gaal is expected to replace him with twenty-three year old midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum who also plays for PSV Eindhoven.
Van der Vaart has earned 109 caps for Holland and has scored 25 Holland goals to help them attain the 2010 World Cup South Africa Final barely losing 1-0 to Spain.
Other key Dutch national team footballers include Man United’s superstar striker Robin van Persie, Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder and Dirk Kuyt, former Liverpool forward.
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