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Dutch footballer van der Vaart to divorce


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Dutch footballer van der Vaart to divorce

The couple described as the Beckhams of Hamburg are splitting up.

Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart – who plays for the German Bundesliga side Hamburg SV – and his wife Sylvie are to divorce after 10 years.

The former Spurs and Real Madrid star reportedly hit his wife during a row at a New Years Eve party and has since apologised.