Radio Netherlands Worldwide

SSO Login

More login possibilities:

  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
Thursday 18 December  
Ibrahim Afellay
Theo Tamis's picture
Hilversum, Netherlands
Hilversum, Netherlands

Ibrahim Afellay faces six months out with knee injury

Published on : 23 September 2011 - 8:18am | By Theo Tamis (Photo: ANP )
More about:

Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay will be out of action for six months and possibly even longer after suffering a serious knee injury in training on Thursday.

The Dutch international, 25, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have surgery today.

Afellay had only just returned to the pitch after sustaining a hamstring injury in pre-season. As a result, he missed the two previous European Championship qualifying matches for the Dutch national team. He might just be fit again for next year’s finals in Ukraine and Poland.




dare 29 February 2012 - 6:34pm / nigeria

i am bacelona true fans

Anonymous 23 September 2011 - 2:25pm

Too many injuries-Oranje be careful, you are the number one team in the world and have to retain the position in 2012...

Post new comment

Please be reminded all comments must be in English, short and to the point - guideline 250 words. Abusive and inappropriate comments will be removed.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options

RNW on Facebook

RNW Player

Video highlights

Ladies on the move
RNW is keen on featuring inspiring women in our target countries, women who...
What about men?
In many countries, men don't stick around to raise their children. This is...