May 25th, 2010

Dutch World Cup Prep: Friends & Family Free Time

Dutch national team

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Netherlands soccer World Cup“Take Your Child to Work Day” may not be internationally celebrated, but that didn’t stop the Dutch baby parade invading the Netherlands NT practice over the weekend.

Dirk Kuyt (with daughter Noelle and Jordan on his tummy), Khalid Boulahrouz (kissing his second daughter, Amaya, born in March) and Andre Ooijer were just a few of the players spotted in tender kiddie moments. Thankfully for Roan Kuyt, his hair was firmly in place this time.

Best female tubal reproductive moment? Seeing Shaqeel Van Persie and Damien van der Vaart having a kick-around.

Kickettes, what are your thoughts about WAGs, like Bouchra Van Persie, and footballers’ offspring spending quality time with players during the WC? Much has been said re: the English WAG access in ’06, but we’re advocates of necessary downtime and teammate away time as long as the cutie patooties come out of the wood work.

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15 Responses to “Dutch World Cup Prep: Friends & Family Free Time”

  1. David says:

    I think this is great.Family Time is always a good way to keep the players relaxed and at ease. I mean, as long as they are getting their training in – its all good.

  2. Deffo-Nando says:

    Dirk has the cutest kids ever!!!!! that is all

  3. AKA says:

    Cuteness aside, I think it’s really important for the Oranje in particular to have their WAGs and bubbas with them – it’ll hopefully help to blunt the silly clash of egos which seems has gone on in the squad at every single tournament since the dawn of time. And I’m so happy for Khalid! The whole team pulled together for him after the tragedy in 08 – I’m so glad they have a new addition to their family.

  4. Senorita Iniesta says:

    Nice one.

    Spain, it’s your turn.

  5. Dylan Tooby says:

    Haha, I think this is great.

    Family Time is always a good way to keep the players relaxed and at ease. I mean, as long as they are getting their training in – its all good.

    Plus, nobody wants to see a baby take a ball to the side of the face.

    The Dutch are always doing "unique" things when it comes to Soccer. Does anyone remeber the Half Time Sex Scandal?

    • Yasmin Marisa says:

      Ok, you HAVE to fill me in on that! I don't know and/or don't remember what that was about.

  6. Iris says:

    Shaqueel is so cute! Just like his dad :)

  7. Louise says:

    Damien's full Real Madrid kit has to be a statement of some kind (everything having to do with that club is…)

  8. Erin says:

    Aw, love Dirk and his cutest ever kiddles!

  9. Merel says:

    Holland for the WC! If not only for the overload of cuteness. The wives are not coming to SA so I guess I need to be bombarded with my favorite ballers and babies.

    Shaqueel is going to be just like his dad.

  10. KW says:

    My ovaries need urgent treatment now, they all have adorable little kids :D

  11. DutchGooner says:

    The picture of Khalid Boulahrouz and his new born baby is soooo precious esp since the heartship he endured during the 2008 Euro's his first born being born prematurly and passing away :( and him playin just days afterwards against Russia, what a blessing for him and his wife to have his new daughter…

    Dirk Kuyt and his lil bubba are too precious too awww

    Shaqeel and Damien are sooo cute, am a fan of Bushra and my girl crush Sylvie van der vaart they are soo beautiful

    Family time is always precious——–> Hup Holland