The painful tradition for Holland keeps well. We will go in this World Cup with a long break. Rafael Van Der Faart will not be able to offer his services to the team.
The midfielder of Hamburg suffered an injury in the tibia in yesterday’s workout at Portugal and the tests showed the seriousness of the problem obtained by the 30 year old and lead him to exclusion from the 23 selected players for the planet’s top football rendezvous.
Van der Faart who was present in both previous two World Cups and was the most experienced player for the Dutch technical team for Brazil, having 109 entries, was expected to be among the 23 selected players for Luis Van Gaal. He had made his debut in the national team in 2001 when Luis Van Gaal was sitting on the bench for Holland.
This is the third loss due to injury for the 2010’s finalists after Gregory Van Der Wiel and Kevin Strootman and he will be replaced either from the leader of Eindhoven Georginio Wijnaldum or young Feyenoord’s ace Tonny Vilhena.