Giovanni van Bronckhorst described Sunday’s defeat at FC Groningen as his side’s worst performance in his time as head ...
The most surprising result of the week surely comes from the Maldives, where the locals held South Korea, with Chong-Gug Song in the team, to a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier Wednesday. But Song was not the only Feyenoorder on international duty Wednesday, and fortunes were mixed. Shinji Ono played the whole game in Singapore, where Japan scrapped a 2-1 victory in the country’s latest Germany 2006 qualifier.
A goal by Danko Lazovic couldn’t prevent Serbia and Montenegro Under 21s going down to a 2-3 away defeat at the hands of their Swiss peers. Danko’s goal levelled things at the start of the second half, but PSV’s Vonlanthen got the winner with seven minutes left on the clock.
Poland went down to a single goal loss to the United States in Plonck. The Polish team also included ex-Feyenoorders Jerzy Dudek, Tomasz Rzasa and Marek Saganowski. Smolarek played the first 62 minutes of the meet.
Thomas Buffel found himself with the short straw as Belgium tumbled to a 0-3 reverse in Germany, although there was better news for Johan Elmander. The forward currently out on loan at NAC Breda started alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack, and his strike partner ultimately killed off the English challenge with a second half goal to extend Sweden’s unbeaten run against England to 39 years.