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Topic - Netherlands
Locals in the Netherlands gathered at the airport to receive the bodies of their loved ones who were killed during the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 turned their anger on one prominent resident — Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughter, Maria, 29.
A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims' bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families.
International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses of the victims of a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes that a credible investigation of the disaster can be conducted.
The World Cup Third Place game is usually overlooked, but after falling short of the final is it for the Dutch to make a change?
The Netherlands' remarkable campaign ended on a high note after Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the team a 3-0 win over Brazil in the third-place game on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved penalties by Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder to give Argentina the win after the game finished 0-0 following extra time. Maxi Rodriguez put away the winning spot kick.
The semifinals wrap up with Argentina and Holland, so which country will join Germany in the final?
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
After Mexico dominated Croatia to advance, they get the tough task of facing the dominant Dutch in the Round of 16.
Both teams had already advanced to the second round. The Dutch now travel to Fortaleza to play the Group A runner-up in the round of 16. Chile faces the Group A winner.
After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada knowing they could not advance to the second round.
The result puts Netherlands into a strong position to advance to the last 16 with two wins, including the opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. It almost surely puts Australia out of contention with two defeats.
It was a performance that shocked even casual fans on the second day of World Cup, showing why Manchester United was so keen to sign Louis van Gaal to rebuild the storied club.
On the eve of the rematch of the 2010 World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain, the Dutch were playing down any talk of seeking revenge for the agonizing 1-0 defeat in Johannesburg four years ago.
The United States upset England 2-1 Sunday in the women's field hockey World Cup, scoring two early goals and then holding on for a hard-fought victory.