The Tottenham star endured a torrid time in Ukraine and Poland but immediately looked chirpy just days later as he enjoyed some fun in the sun with his television presenter spouse
The Netherlands may have made a real hash of their Euro 2012 campaign but Rafael van der Vaart was determined not to let that deter him from enjoying a beach break with his wife, Sylvie.
The midfielder only started one game in Ukraine and Poland but made a splash when given the chance, curling a sumptuous strike into the top corner against Portugal.
His effort was all in vain, however, as the Dutch failed to pick up any points and were forced to walk the plank of Euro elimination.
Sylvie, a television presenter, recently impressed many with her twinkle-toed efforts on the German equivalent of Strictly Come Dancing and flaunted her toned physique on the beaches of St Tropez.
Eventually the pair reached dry land, however, and even posed for an adoring snap at the dinner table.