The mood in the Netherlands was already gloomy. After recent defeats against Italy and Czech Republic, neither the fans nor the media believed Iceland were going to be easy opponents. The start of Guus Hiddink's reign, after he replaced Louis van Gaal as coach in the summer, had been appalling, and the nation's confidence duly affected.
How different had things been just a few months ago. The World Cup -- in which the Dutch finished third and demolished reigning world champions Spain along the way...
Legendary Netherlands midfielder Ronald de Boer says that Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is "done" after the Oranje slipped to a 2-0 loss to Iceland, their second Euro 2016 qualifying defeat in their opening three games.
Two goals from Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson handed Iceland their first ever victory over Netherlands, consigning Hiddink to a third loss in four games since he took over from Louis van Gaal.
Speaking as a pundit on Sky Sports after the match, De Boer, who represented his nation...
Striker Robin van Persie backed Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink on Monday after his side fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat in Iceland.
The loss -- the Netherlands' first ever to Iceland -- was Hiddink's third in four matches since taking over the team from Louis van Gaal following the World Cup.
"It really is painful that we lost here," captain Van Persie said after the match.
But the stiker -- who still plays under Van Gaal at Manchester United -- refused to place the blame Hiddink.
"Guus is a fantastic...