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#BBCtrending: Van Persie's header sparks internet trend

Dutch striker Robin Van Persie's goal in Friday's Holland v Spain World Cup match has sparked an internet trend.<p>Thousands of people around the world have been paying homage to the goal by replicating it and sharing images online using the hashtag #persieing.<p>Anne-Marie Tomchak of #BBCtrending speaks …

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Rust in Porto Alegre, 1-1! Was het dat tegen Spanje ook niet? Tweede helft volle bak knallen voor 3 punten! #ausned http://t.co/5LIbEkM84k

Deze wedstrijd vloog als een achtbaan alle kanten op, maar aan het eind van de rit zijn de 3 punten binnen! #ausned http://t.co/tiOY2k5OzO

World Cup 2014: Spain still suffering from Holland's 'brutal' tactics in 2010 final as sides clash again

Threat of physical intimidation hangs over holders as they face Dutch again in Group B opener while coach Vicente del Bosque attempts to raise his team to extend golden era<p>When a man as diplomatic as Vicente del Bosque is prepared to describe <b>Holland</b>’s treatment of his <b>Spain</b> players as “brutal” …

Spain rematch the 'most beautiful' way to start World Cup - Sneijder

Netherlands were beaten in extra time by La Roja when they met in the 2010 final but the Galatasaray star believes that they have moved on and are capable of winning on Friday<p>Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder believes that a rematch with Spain is the perfect way for his side to kick off World …

Van Gaal betrays philosophy to stop Spain

The 2010 World Cup runners-up will abandon their famous 4-3-3 and field a defensive 5-3-2 formation in their opening game against the reigning champions<p><b>COMMENT</b><br>By Stefan Coerts<p>Say Netherlands and you say "total football".<p>Ever since making it to the final of the 1974 World Cup with players such as …

Robin Van Persie scores with an amazing diving header

<b>Robin Van Persie scored one of the great headed goals in Holland's 5-1 win over Spain. Daley Blind sent in a long crossfield pass towards the Spanish penalty area, where Van Persie flung himself acrobatically to head past Iker Casillas</b><p>TAGS: Video

Spain v Holland, World Cup 2014: in pictures - Telegraph

Robben: Spain thrashing is 'not revenge' for 2010 final

The Dutch winger insisted revenge was not the motivation behind the Netherlands' emphatic 5-1 win over Vicente Del Bosque's side but hopes his side can build on it<p>By Mark Doyle in Salvador<p>Arjen Robben insists the Netherlands’ stunning 5-1 win over holders Spain in their World Cup opener does not …

Robin Van Persie Memes Sweep the Internet After Incredible Goal vs. Spain

Netherlands striker Robin van Persie scored an early contender for Goal of the Tournament for the Dutch, putting away a stunning and very aerial goal to equalise an eventual 5-1 rout of Spain Friday.<p>As images emerged of van Persie's exploits, so did the photoshops.<p>Here are some of the best.<p>[Twitter]

Despite Spain Thrashing, Van Gaal Believes Netherlands can Improve

Louis van Gaal believes his Netherlands side can still improve on their historic 5-1 drubbing of Spain in their World Cup opener on Friday. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice as Holland avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat by routing the holders in emphatic style.<p>Spain …

The Dutch, El Tri Win on Day 2: Photo Gallery

Spain’s Iker Casillas apologises for ‘worst performance of my career’

“Debacle.” “Terrible.” “A resounding failure.” No, not the words of an enraged media ready to sink the knife into their backs, these are in fact the words of Spain’s players themselves as they reflected on a night that Xavi and Iker Casillas described as the worst of their careers. A 5-1 hammering …

Holland forward Robin van Persie says 'we could have scored eight' against Spain in 2014 World Cup opener

Manchester United forward in bullish mood after Dutch thrash world champions in re-run of 2010 World Cup final<p>Robin van Persie claimed <b>Holland</b> could have scored “six, seven or eight” goals during a 5-1 humiliation of <b>Spain</b> which left Vicente del Bosque admitting the world champions had been …

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Thomas Müller’s hat-trick and Pepe’s petulance sink bedraggled Portugal

Iberians must be sick of the sight of Salvador. In the stadium where Spain were routed by Holland last week Portugal suffered the same fate against Germany, getting their campaign off to the worst possible start by shipping four goals and seeing Pepe dismissed in the first half.<p>The Germans were …

Torres: Spain far better now than in 2010

The Chelsea forward believes age has improved the reigning world champion despite criticism following the team's destruction at the hands of the Netherlands.<p>Fernando Torres believes the current Spain squad is "a lot better" than the one that lifted the 2010 World Cup trophy in South Africa.<p>Spain's …

World Cup 2014: Brazil fail to find a way past marvellous Mexico

There has been plenty of talk of footballing ghosts here for Brazil and the scariest one for them is generally considered to be Uruguay, what with 1950 and all that. But Mexico have also put a few skeletons in the closet of the World Cup hosts and they once again proved irksome.<p>No team have fared …

Aleksandr Kerzhakov rescues point for Russia against South Korea

For those who missed the unveiling of Fabio Capello’s second reign as a World Cup manager here is a brief summary; it was identical to the first.<p>Comparisons with England’s joyless offering in South Africa are simplistic but unavoidable after a 1-1 draw featuring a goalkeeping error to make the jaw …

World Cup 2014: Louis van Gaal makes dugout complaint

<b>Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has complained about the view he gets from the dugout at the stadium where his side play Australia on Wednesday.</b><p>The Dutch play their second 2014 Fifa World Cup match at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Port Alegre at 17:00 BST.<p>Van Gaal says he has "no view" because of a TV …

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World Cup: USMNT, Jurgen Klinsmann wary of "angry" Cristiano Ronaldo & Portugal after blowout

NATAL, Brazil – For all the celebrating the US national team did after its 2-1 win over Ghana in the teams’ opening match of the World Cup here on …

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Relive Robin van Persie's World Cup Header Through a Flipbook

One of the highlights of the Spain vs. Netherlands World Cup game Friday was when Robin van Persie scored a diving header, contributing to the Dutch …

Ochoa Saves Mexico, Belgium Wins in Pictures

Watch Dogs review

Watch Dogs is exactly what you think it is. It’s Assassin’s Creed 4 meets GTA 5 meets Batman Arkham City… but--despite the pedigree of its …

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Hacking and Hentai: One Ridiculous Hour in the Watch Dogs Sandbox

I never meant to leave that poor trucker stranded in the air. Here I was at the start of my hands-on experience with Watch Dogs, an hour-plus playthrough in which Ubisoft had given me carte blanche to do whatever I pleased within the game's virtual rendition of Chicago. DualShock 4 in hand, I was …

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Watch Dogs drop-in multiplayer can be turned on or off

A recent livestream from the team behind Ubisoft's upcoming open-world action game <i>Watch Dogs</i> answers several fan questions, including why the game was delayed and how its drop-in multiplayer will function.<p>According to lead game designer Danny Belanger, players who aren't interested in unexpected …

Watch Dogs beta download found on Xbox One

Ubisoft will launch a Watch Dogs beta ahead of the open-world game's launch on May 27, an image spotted online has suggested.<p>A screenshot of the Xbox Games Store, spotted on Reddit, shows an Xbox One closed beta download weighing in at 23GB.<p>Watch Dogs has a variety of multiplayer modes, including a …

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Watch Dogs: What Can You Do Besides Hacking?

If you've been paying even the slightest bit of attention to Watch Dogs, you'll know there's one dominant theme that runs throughout Ubisoft's latest open-world action game: hacking. This is, after all, a story that concerns itself with our modern reliance on technology and all the ways one clever …

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Ubisoft Reveals Actual Resolution For 'Watch Dogs' On PS4 And Xbox One

Once upon a time, gamers were led to believe that <i>Watch Dogs</i> on PlayStation 4 would run at 1080p resolution and 60 frames-per-second.<p>That revelation came by way of Sony’s description of the game at the PlayStation website. But if you click that link now, you’ll find no such description—the claim was …