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Zakaria Bakkali Wiki: A Look at Arsenal's Teen Target

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In this Zakaria Bakkali Wiki, we take a look at the PSV youngster that has the world on notice.

Date of Birth: January 26th, 1996

Country of Birth: Belgium

Youth National Teams: Belgium

Club: PSV Eindhoven

Background:

17-year-old Zakaria Bakkali exploded onto the world scene on August 10th, becoming the youngest player in Dutch League history to net a hat trick against NEC Nijmegen.

PSV thrash Heracles, Ajax spoil again

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven came from behind to thrash visitors Heracles Almelo 5-2 and Twente Enschede enjoyed a 2-0 home win over Graafschap Doetinchem as the pair remained joint top of the Dutch League. PSV lead on goal difference from Twente with 37 points after 17 matches at the halfway point of the season, [.

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NEC Nijmegen players get bikini car wash for winning man of the match

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Dutch side NEC Nijmegen is offering its players a bikini car wash if they win a man of the match award. Shunning the traditional bottle of champagne, NEC's hierarchy seem to believe that the prospect of getting their motor scrubbed by scantily clad ladies is the most effective way of getting the best possible performances [.

Recap: NEC Nijmegen 1 - 1 AZ Alkmaar

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Jozy Altidore had a short day in the office on Wednesday, coming out with an injury after 35 minutes as a 1-1 draw at NEC Nijmegen ended AZ's final Champions League hopes.

Altidore Update

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MLSsoccer.com's Greg Seltzer reports that US National Team forward Jozy Altidore bruised his back in yesterday's draw with NEC Nijmegen. Altidore had to be subbed out after hitting the ad boards and is expected to miss AZ's final game of the season on Sunday. Contrary to reports at the time, Altidore didn't hit his head.

Preview: NEC Nijmegen - AZ Alkmaar

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With their chance at the title now wasted, Jozy Altidore and AZ will try to climb back into Champions League qualification in their final two games, beginning with a trip to NEC Nijmegen.

Lasse Schone Ajax- NEC midfielder joins Amsterdam giants on free transfer

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Lasse Schone Ajax- NEC midfielder joins Amsterdam giants on free transfer is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Danish midfielder Lasse Schone has agreed to join Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam on a three year contract.

Dutch Eredivisie Table Through March 25, 2012

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Below is the Eredivisie table through March 18, 2012.

OVERALL HOME AWAY POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts 1 AZ Alkmaar 27 17 5 5 54 25 11 3 0 33 7 6 2 5 21 18 29 56 2 Ajax Amsterdam 27 16 7 4 70 33 8 4 1 36 13 8 3 3 34 20 37 55 3 Twente Enschede 27 15 7 5 69 32 8 3 2 33 13 7 4 3 36 19 37 52 4 PSV Eindhoven 27 15 6 6 68 40 11 1 1 45 17 4 5 5 23 23 28 51 5 Feyenoord Rotterdam 27 15 6 6 54 32 8 3 2 28 13 7 3 4 26 19 22 51 6 Heerenveen 27 14 9 4 61 42 8 4 2 34 22 6 5 2 27 20 19 51 7 Vitesse Arnhem 27 12 5 10 35 32 7 3 3 23 12 5 2 7 12 20 3 41 8 Roda JC Kerkrade 27 12 1 14 47 57 10 0 4 32 19 2 1 10 15 38 -10 37 9 FC Groningen 27 10 5 12 38 49 8 2 3 26 17 2 3 9 12 32 -11 35 10 NEC Nijmegen 27 10 4 13 31 36 7 0 6 20 15 3 4 7 11 21 -5 34 11 RKC Waalwijk 27 10 4 13 28 39 6 2 5 16 14 4 2 8 12 25 -11 34 12 SC Heracles Almelo 27 9 6 12 42 42 7 3 4 26 14 2 3 8 16 28 0 33 13 FC Utrecht 27 7 9 11 40 45 5 6 2 29 24 2 3 9 11 21 -5 30 14 NAC Breda 27 8 6 13 34 40 7 4 3 23 15 1 2 10 11 25 -6 30 15 ADO Den Haag 27 7 8 12 30 51 4 6 4 15 19 3 2 8 15 32 -21 29 16 VVV Venlo 27 7 4 16 32 62 6 4 4 22 19 1 0 12 10 43 -30 25 17 Excelsior 27 4 6 17 21 59 4 3 7 14 23 0 3 10 7 36 -38 18 18 De Graafschap 27 4 4 19 22 60 2 0 12 12 33 2 4 7 10 27 -38 16

Champions League: 1st, 2nd (qualifying)

Europa League: 3rd, 4th, 5th-8th (playoffs)

Relegation: 16th & 17th (playoffs), 18th

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Carlos Tevez Makes Goal-Scoring Return With Man City Reserves (Video)

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By Chris Wright

After coming through a behind-closed doors training match last week, Carlos Tevez made his competitive and public Man City return with the reserv.... sorry, the 'Elite Development Squad' in a game against Bolton in the Manchester Senior Cup last night following his five month jaunt in limboville.

Posiciones Eredivisie 2011/2012 Fecha 9 Futbol Holandes

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Posiciones Eredivisie 2011/2012 Fecha 9
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Ps. Equipo JJ G E P GA GP DF Pts. 1 AZ Alkmaar 9 7 1 1 23 8 15 22 2 Twente 9 6 2 1 25 9 16 20 3 PSV 8 5 2 1 25 10 15 17 4 Feyenoord 9 5 2 2 20 9 11 17 5 Vitesse 9 5 2 2 16 10 6 17 6 Ajax 9 4 4 1 23 13 10 16 7 Heracles 9 3 4 2 15 13 2 13 8 Groningen 9 4 1 4 14 16 -2 13 9 RKC Waalwijk 9 4 1 4 10 13 -3 13 10 Utrecht 8 3 3 2 14 10 4 12 11 Roda JC 9 4 0 5 14 26 -12 12 12 Heerenveen 8 2 4 2 14 16 -2 10 13 NAC Breda 9 3 1 5 13 15 -2 10 14 ADO Den Haag 9 3 1 5 13 17 -4 10 15 NEC Nijmegen 9 2 1 6 7 15 -8 7 16 De Graafschap 8 1 2 5 7 19 -12 5 17 VVV Venlo 9 0 3 6 7 25 -18 3 18 Excelsior 9 0 2 7 6 22 -16 2 Gracias por tu visita Estadísticas de Fútbol

American Exports: Altidore bags a brace in first start

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AMSTERDAM It was a heavy Sunday card for Americans in Europe, with Jozy Altidore supplying the two-goal knockout punch in AZ Alkmaar's 4-0 rout of NEC Nijmegen.

Making his first Eredivisie start for the Cheese Farmers, the US striker nodded home the winner nine minutes into the second half after a bit of area pinball.

Preview: Weekend Dutch action

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AZ Alkmaar and American striker Jozy Altidore host NEC Nijmegen on Sunday, while Helmond Sport heads on the road Friday night to face Go Ahead Eagles.

Odemwingie set to stay and Spurs look at Belgian duo

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One of the men who helped West Brom to a 2-2 draw at the weekend is the latest in a long line of strikers to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane. Peter Odemwingie may well have been seeking a move away from the Hawthorns had Roy Hodgson's men been relegated but as safety beckons, he could stay put.

Recap: FC Twente 1-1 NEC Nijmegen

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Oguchi Onyewu and FC Twente fell to second place in the Dutch Eredivisie title race, after a home draw against tenth-place NEC Nijmegen on Sunday.

Twente keep pressure on PSV; AZ snatch point

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands FC Twente moved level on points with PSV after beating NEC, while AZ clinched a stalemate at home to Heerenveen. Roda JC enjoyed a home win over Groningen, but struggling Willem II could only manage to clinch a point against Excelsior in Tilburg. Reigning champions FC Twente moved level on points with [.

Who likes goals?

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One quick reminder: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia returns in two days! Now, a day late, but never a dollar short...Let's begin with the MLS Goal of the Week candidates. We have a nice selection here, but the Omar Cummings strike is just ridonkulous. Get a load of the compact swing, would make Albert Pujols proud.

Dutch Eredivisie

NEC 2013/14 Jako Home and Away Kits

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Dutch Eredivisie club Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie (usually called NEC and sometimes NEC Nijmegen) has launched [...]

NEC 2012/13 Jako Home and Away Kits

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Nijmegen Eendracht Combinatie (usually called NEC and sometimes NEC Nijmegen)is currently in seventh place in the Dutch Eredivisie table after fourteen matches played. While the club has never won...

Get To Know Chris Eagles

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It's now officially official that Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears have signed for Bolton Wanderers in a deal worth around £2.75 million for the pair. It's common knowledge that the pair both played under Owen Coyle in his time at Burnley but each of their histories are much more extensive.

With that, we give you the opportunity to learn a little more about Chris Eagles.

NEC Nijmegen 3-2 FC Groningen Highlights- Dutch Eredivisie

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FC Twente: Champions of Holland 09/10

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They did it. The glory days are back in Enschede. For the first time in their history, FC Twente are champions of Holland. After formation in 1965 thanks to a merger between Enschedese Boys and Sportclub Enschede, and a period of relative success in the 1970s when FC Twente won the Dutch Cup and reached the 1975 UEFA Cup final, FC Twente have finally won major league honours with this their first ever Eredivisie title.

FC Twente: Champions of Holland 2009/2010

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They did it. The glory days are back in Enschede. For the first time in their history, FC Twente are champions of Holland. After formation in 1965 thanks to a merger between Enschedese Boys and Sportclub Enschede, and a period of relative success in the 1970s when FC Twente won the Dutch Cup and reached the 1975 UEFA Cup final, FC Twente have finally won major league honours with this their first ever Eredivisie title.

RKC Waalwijk

DTotD: Dutch footballer accidentally tackles referee with two-footed lunge

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RKC Waalwijk midfielder Jeff Stans took down the referee with an odd two-footed tackle in the center of the pitch during an Eredivisie match against NEC Nijmegen. Stans' attempt to get to a pass that went behind him caused him to slide through the referee, who took a tumble. The ref laughed it off and patted Stans on the back to let him know it was OK, but Stans appeared more concerned with missing the pass as play continued.

Holland: Alkmaar belatedly triumph over Ajax in cup replay

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The KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) clash between Ajax Amsterdam and AZ Alkmaar, which was suspended due to an attack on AZ keeper Esteban Alvarado in the initial encounter, was completed today in the Amsterdam ArenA with the home side going down to a 3-2 defeat.

Siem de Jong gave Ajax the lead as early as the 10th minute only for the visitors to restore parity fourteen minutes later through Maarten Martins.

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Which Former United Academy Boys Are In The PL This Season?

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Chris Eagles Bolton
Total appearances: 17
He joined United's academy when he was 14 years old and left the club for Burnley when he was 22. He made his début when he was 17-years-old in the League Cup against Leeds. He spent time on loan at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen.

Which Former United Academy Boys Are In The PL This Season?

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Total appearances: 17
He joined United's academy when he was 14 years old and left the club for Burnley when he was 22. He made his début when he was 17-years-old in the League Cup against Leeds. He spent time on loan at Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and NEC Nijmegen.

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

DaMarcus Beasley's renaissance continued on Sunday, as he did something for Puebla that he has not done in an official game in nearly two years: he scored a goal.

Earning his sixth start for the club in as many games, Beasley netted the game-winner in Puebla's 2-1 triumph versus Pumas UNAM.

Bendtner Included In Denmark Squad For Friendly With Czech Republic + Arsenal On The Road @ Wolves

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Nicklas Bendtner has been included in Denmark's international selection for the first time since the World Cup in the summer. Morten Olsen's select will face The Czech's in an interesting friendly next Wednesday.

Bendtner missed a couple of European Qualifiers due to the ongoing groin problem but it has now cleared, and he has been in action for The Gunners for a fortnight now scoring twice so far, against Manchester City & Newcastle Utd respectively.

Eredivisie

Unexpected Faces Head The Dutch Top Scorers List

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Ajax may won the Eredivisie this season, but the traditional powerhouses of Dutch football were frozen out in the top goalscorers list where, as Luke Edwards explains, the names at the top came from somewhat unexpected sources.

Normally, if you were to take a glance at the top scorers in the Eredivisie you would expect see representatives from the big three of Ajax, PSV or Feyernoord.

PSV take two point lead in eredivisie

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven took the lead in the Dutch Eredivisie with a 4-1 win over NAC Breda on Sunday after Twente could only draw. PSV and defending champions Twente were level on 50 points ahead of their respective matches, but Fred Rutten's PSV side are now out in front with 53 points.

Ajax lose ground after giving 2-0 lead

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Ajax Amsterdam squandered a two-goal lead and missed a late penalty to draw 2-2 at Roda JC Kerkrade and lose ground on the Dutch league leaders on Sunday. PSV Eindhoven, convincing 4-0 winners at AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, are top with 50 points after 23 matches and are ahead of Twente Enschede, [.

New drama for declining Feyenoord Rotterdam

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ROTTERDAM The agony of Feyenoord Rotterdam does not end. Today, a new chapter was added to the story of the declining club. Three days after the hopeless 2-0 defeat at Ajax, the fans saw De Graafschap was too strong: 0-1. "Shame on you, shame on you', rolled it from the angry stands. The only [...]

Snow ruins clash between Ajax and Feyenoord

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands The cold snap wiped out three of Sunday's four scheduled games in the Eredivisie, including the clash between arch rivals Ajax and Feyenoord. The Dutch FA opted to postpone the fixture due to heavy snowfall in Amsterdam with the game rearranged for January 19. They were advised that road conditions around the [.

PSV falter on the road in eredivisie

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DOETINCHEM, Netherlands PSV handed Twente an opportunity to claim the Eredivisie's top spot, while Willem II's season of woe continued on Saturday. PSV lost Orlando Engelaar 10 minutes before half-time just as they were enjoying their best spell of attacking pressure, with Ibrahim Afellay hitting the bar and then setting up Jonathan Reis [.

Feyenoord into relegation after loss to Groningen

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GRONINGEN, Netherlands FC Groningen have moved up to third in the Eredivisie after seeing off Feyenoord in a 2-0 result that drops the struggling Rotterdam giants into the relegation zone. Tim Matavz got both goals, the first in the 13th minute before he made sure of the points five minutes from time.

Some News for Mon May 3, 2010 - Special "It's My Birthday" Edition!

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STARTERS

Edson Buddle scored 2 more goals for Los Angeles bringing him to 9 already this season, but someone else on his team finally scored a goal too, as Buddle set up AJ DeLaGarza for the opener.

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Football GIF: Ecstatic Dutch Fan Raves Uncontrollably After Dramatic Late Equaliser Keeps NEC In Top Flight

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By Chris Wright

With Ajax leading 2-1 and the game entering its final few minutes, it looked for all the world that NEC Nijmegen (or just plain oldNEC to their mates) were going to be expungedfrom the Eredivisie yesterday, needing at least a point against the recently-crowned champions to stave off automatic relegation from the Dutch top flight.

Man City and Chelsea join Arsenal in the race for PSV Eindhoven’s Zakaria Bakkali

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Manchester City and Chelsea are the latest Premier League clubs to be linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali. Arsenal had previously been reported to be interested in a double swoop for the 17-year-old and his PSV team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum and were the frontrunners to complete his signing.

Dutch side NEC Nijmegen offer ‘sexy car wash’ as Man of the Match prize

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In 1943, American psychologist Abraham Maslow developed 'The Hierarchy of Needs', a model for human motivation that has been helping businesses understand how to give incentives to their employees ever since.

Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen has now taken the art of worker motivation one step beyond the Hierarchy of Needs by offering its players the greatest possible reason to strive for success: according to Bild, the player who wins the Man of the Match award at each game will receive a "sexy car wash".

NB Included in Squad For Denmark’s International Friendly In Scotland

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Nicklas Bendtner is set to play against the Scots this coming Wednesday evening, NB's future is far from settled at Arsenal but is still one of the stars of his native Danish National Team. NB52 has continued to train with The Gunners' in the past few weeks despite his future not entirely sorted.