Pitch Dish

Van Persie Not Playing Semi-Final?

What a blow for Netherlands if this news is true. Argentina needed a break after the loss of Di Maria, and this may be what is needed.

In all honesty, Van Persie has been a shadow of his star from his first World Cup game, which makes me wonder if this illness has been brewing for awhile…

However, Nigel De Jong might be fit:

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(translated)
After De Jong received a groin injury in the game against Mexico, it was initially feared that he would be out for two to four weeks.

After the match against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals it was announced that De Jong was ahead of schedule, which could mean that he’s been deployed tomorrow against the Argentines. If De Jong is fit, he seems the ideal guard Lionel Messi.

Read More: telegraaf.nl

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