Netherlands midfielder Strootman ruled out of World Cup
MAR 10, 2014 12:53p ET
Netherlands midfielder star Kevin Strootman has been ruled out of the World Cup finals with a knee injury.
Following scans it has been confirmed that he has damaged ligaments and is looking at a spell of at least six months on the sidelines.
"This is terrible for Kevin, I can imagine his whole world right now has just collapsed," said Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.
"This is a loss as Kevin made a very big contribution to our World Cup qualification for Brazil.
"This is the worst thing for Kevin."