9 Jul 2014

Van Persie in doubt for semi

1:15 pm on 9 July 2014

The Netherlands captain Robin van Persie is in doubt for his side's football World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Thursday with a stomach problem.

Coach Louis van Gaal says van Persie has an intestinal problem and he didn't want to take a risk on the Manchester United striker, who trained apart from his team-mates on Wednesday.

Asked if van Persie would be fit enough to line up against Argentina at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena, van Gaal replied that he didn't know.

Van Gaal says right back Daryl Janmaat is also suffering from a stomach complaint.