01 July 2014 | News Comments

Netherland's de Jong ruled out of World Cup

Holland will be without Nigel de Jong for the rest of the World Cup through injury.

The 29-year-old was forced off nine minutes into the Oranje's last-16 clash against Mexico on Sunday with a groin complaint.

Holland coach Louis van Gaal admitted after the last-gasp 2-1 win that De Jong was a doubt for their quarter-final clash against Costa Rica and the Dutch FA has now confirmed his tournament is over.

A post on its official Twitter account, @KNVB, said: "Nigel de Jong has a tear in his groin muscle. He's probably out for two to four weeks. De Jong continues rehabilitation with #Orange."