- CNTV English - CCTV News

Dutch team, Van Marwijk honored in Dutch FA

12-15-2010 11:06 BJT

THE HAGUE, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Dutch national football team was named "Dutch Team of the Year" on Tuesday in Amsterdam. Coach Bert van Marwijk was crowned "Coach of the Year".

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder was nominated for the category Dutch Sportsman of the Year, but missed out on that trophy. The Dutch sportsmen and women voted for 1500 meter speed skating Olympic champion Mark Tuitert.

Van Marwijk was happy to collect a personal prize and a team honour. "I am even more happy with the team prize," he said. Under guidance of Van Marwijk the Netherlands didn't drop a single point in World Cup qualification and made it to the World Cup final in South Africa.

"Oranje" lost the final against Spain 1-0 in extra time, being the only defeat of the team in 2010. With one defeat, one draw and fifteen victories, the Netherlands were statistically the world's best team of the year.

"We experienced an intensive period with the Dutch team in which we became one as a team, technical staff, medical staff, everyone," Van Marwijk said. "Eventually we got the feeling of invincibility and we had only one goal. We were defeated in the final and the disappointment of that defeat was huge and became even huger afterwards. We had chances to win that match. Anyway, thank you for the support and thank you for voting."

Nicolien Sauerbreij became Dutch Sportswomen of the Year. The snowboarder captured Olympic gold on parallel giant slalom at the Vancouver Games. It was an historic medal, the first Olympic winter gold for the Netherlands on a non-skating event and also the centennial gold medal in Dutch Olympic history.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program