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Ten Cate turns down job as Dutch team coach

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The Hague (AFP) – The search for a new Netherlands coach after the sacking of Danny Blind appeared in further disarray Wednesday as Henk ten Cate revealed he had turned the job down.

Ten Cate, the current trainer of UAE’s Al Jazira, told the Dutch daily De Telegraaf: “I was offered the job on Monday.

Ten Cate turns down job as Dutch team coach

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The Hague (AFP) – The search for a new Netherlands coach after the sacking of Danny Blind appeared in further disarray Wednesday as Henk ten Cate revealed he had turned the job down.

Ten Cate, the current trainer of UAE’s Al Jazira, told the Dutch daily De Telegraaf: “I was offered the job on Monday.

Giant smoke bombs interrupt PSV v Ajax

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Eindhoven (Netherlands) (AFP) – Thick black fumes from smoke bombs engulfed stands at PSV Eindhoven’s crunch home game against Ajax, interrupting the match and leaving several fans with breathing and eye problems.

Dozens of people scattered to take refuge as black smoke billowed through the Philips Stadion, forcing the referee to suspend play five minutes into the second half.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Netherlands, Belgium in low-key friendly draw

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Amsterdam (AFP) The Netherlands and Belgium played out a 1-1 friendly draw Wednesday where Premier League stars Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard struggled and the Dutch suffered injury setbacks ahead of a key World Cup qualifier.

A penalty from Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch a 38th-minute lead from the penalty spot before Yannick Carrasco levelled eight minutes from the final whistle.

Videos

Eredivisie: Multi-Tasking Father Bottle Feeds Newborn Baby While Watching Roda JC Match (Video)

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There was some seriously impressive multi-tasking going on in the terraces during Roda JC's Eredivisie tie against PEC Zwolle on Thursday night.

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CRAZY DUTCH!

Video: Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum injured in Netherlands training

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Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum was forced out of Netherlands training today after picking up an injury. The video above shows the Reds star...

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Video: Spurs striker works on his shooting in training

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Ouderwets afronden met Vincent Janssen en Joël Veltman!

Video: Spurs keeper making saves in national team training

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De drie doelmannen stonden hun mannetje op de eerste training. pic.twitter.com/UungM9is9E OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) March 21, 2017 Tottenham...

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Photo and Video: Spurs striker reports for Netherlands duty

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Arrived in Noordwijk today. Very important game in Sofia this weekend! pic.twitter.com/IHeICPdZOQ Vincent Janssen (@vincentjanssen) March 20,...

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Video: Former Liverpool star’s son tearing it up at under-5 level

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5 years old and he loves this game already just as much as I do

Video: Arsenal’s Dan Crowley makes his Go Ahead Eagles debut

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Arsenal starlet Dan Crowley has made his debut for Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles. The 19-year-old midfielder has joined the Eredivisie side on loan and...

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Video: Jose Mourinho’s press conference after Man Utd 4-0 Feyenoord

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho faced reporters in a post-match press conference following yesterday evening's comfortable 4-0 win over...

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Video: Man Utd fans clamour for former Liverpool star’s autograph

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Ook in Manchester is de handtekening van @Kuyt gewild! ⚽️

Video: Man Utd’s Memphis Depay scores twice for the Netherlands

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Memphis Depay was one of Europe's top prospects and a prolific free-kick specialist before joining Manchester United in the summer of 2015....

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FAIL: Romelu Lukaku Misses Glaring Sitter As Belgium Squeak 1-1 Draw Against The Netherlands (Video)

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Mere hours after being told by his club manager that he could play for Barcelona if he wanted, Romelu Lukaku went and cemented his credentials by missing an absolute whopper of a sitter in Belgium's friendly against their beloved lowland neighbours, the Netherlands.

With Belgium trailing 1-0 to a first-half Davy Klaassen penalty, Roberto Martinez sent Lukaku and Thorgan Hazard on for the last 30 minutes or so.

Video: Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen concedes penalty with clumsy challenge

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen conceded a penalty while on international duty with Belgium against the Netherlands last night. The usually...

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Video: Spurs striker Vincent Janssen suffers memory loss after clash with Liverpool keeper

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Vincent Janssen suffered a 20-minute memory loss after being punched in the head by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet...

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Video: Man Utd’s Paul Pogba scores from 35 yards for France against the Netherlands

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored France's winner against the Netherlands in spectacular style in last night's World Cup...

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France Pip Netherlands As Paul Pogba Scores From Outside The Box For First Time In 60 Attempts (Video)

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France pipped the Netherlands by a goal to nil in Amsterdam on Monday evening to keep themselves perched at the top of their 2018 World Cup qualifying group on goal difference.

The decisive goal was scored by Paul Pogba on the half-hour mark, with the £89million man rasping one in from distance his first goal for France from outside the box in his last 60 attempts.

World Cup: Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen Nets Solo Cracker For Netherlands v Belarus (Video)

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Vincent Janssen has yet to really blossom with Tottenham this season, with just one EFL CUp goal to his name so far. However, during the Netherlands' 4-1 World Cup qualifier win over Belarus this weekend, the striker showcased his talents courtesy of a superb solo strike.

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Neatly skipping past a defender neat the centre circle, the former AZ Alkmaar man raced towards the Belarus goal before unleashing a cracking strike whichmade it 4-1 to Danny Blind's side.

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Argentina Fan Gets Tattoo Tribute To Infamous Sliding Tackle That Split Javier Mascherano’s Anus In Twain (Photo)

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Javier Mascherano was forced to relive painful memories over the weekend when he came face to face with a tattoo tribute to his goal-denying sliding tackle at the 2014 World Cup.

With the score locked at 0-0 and mere seconds of normal time left to play in Argentina's drab semi-final against the Netherlands, Mascherano made up several metres on Arjen Robben to slam the door shut in dramatic fashion.

Classic Commentary Clanger: Peter Drury Prematurely Roars THE NETHERLANDS Into 2014 World Cup Final (Video)

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With his premeditated prose and propensity for meretriciousverbiage, Peter Drury is a commentator who tends to split opinion.

Some regard him as a footballing poet of sorts. Others think he's just a bit of a simpering gas bag.

Drury: Poet or gas bag?

Regardless, Drury is responsible for one of Pies' favourite commentary clangers of recent years, specifically the wonderful ricket he dropped while chuntering away over the 2014 World Cup semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands.

Manchester United

Man Utd man on his dad’s sacking

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Samen gewerkt op het allerhoogste niveau, een droom voor ons beide als vader en zoon. Het was niet makkelijk en het heeft niet altijd mee gezeten...

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‘I Do Not Think I’ll Return’ – Former Man Utd Boss Louis Van Gaal All But Confirms Retirement

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Louis van Gaal has all but confirmed that he has retired from management after knocking back a potentially lucrative offer to coach in Asia.

The Dutchman has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last May, two days after winning the FA Cup.

However, what started as an extended sabbatical is now looking like a permanent retirement from football, with Van Gaal citing "family reasons" (believed to be the recent sudden death of his son-in-law) for not wanting to wade back into the mire at the age of 65.

Millen Baars confirms he has signed for Man Utd

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Dutch starlet Millen Baars has announced his transfer to Manchester United via his Instagram account. The 16-year-old left Ajax in the summer and has...

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players on 4-0 win over Feyenoord

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I was delighted to play tonight in front of our incredible fans! Super happy for the win! ⚽️☝️@ManUtd #UEL pic.twitter.com/rZxkBLKDPR Henrikh...

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Confirmed Team News: Man Utd vs Feyenoord lineups

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Man Utd team to play Feyenoord Here's tonight's line-up in full... #MUFC #UEL pic.twitter.com/OCJItsDjkP Manchester United...

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Pogba’s game not about the goals – Deschamps

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Paris (AFP) France coach Didier Deschamps insists there is an awful lot more to Paul Pogba's game after the Manchester United star found the net again in his country's 2-1 win over Sweden on Friday.

The world's most expensive player headed in France's equaliser before Dimitri Payet got the winning goal in the World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France on Friday.

Photo: Memphis Depay returns to Man Utd training

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No time to relax, keep on running and working #GGMU #ManchesterUnited

Tweet and Photo: Man Utd’s Tim Fosu-Mensah celebrates victory with Netherlands U21

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pic.twitter.com/lPdvWEyfcR Timothy fosu-mensah (@timboo95) October 11, 2016 4-1 with @OnsOranje u21 Timothy fosu-mensah (@timboo95)...

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Liverpool man an injury doubt for Man Utd clash

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Transfer News and Gossip

Arsenal set to beat Chelsea to Lateef Omidiji Jr signing

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Arsenal are in pole position in the race to sign Nigerian wonderkid Lateef Omidiji Jr, according to All Nigeria Soccer. The report claims the Gunners...

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Man City scout confirms interest in Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg

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Manchester City are keeping a close eye on Ajax starlet Kasper Dolberg. City scout Sebastian Arnesen, son of former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea...

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Legal Streaming

Where to find Netherlands vs. France on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Netherlands vs. France, you've come to the right place.

Netherlands and France meet each other in a top of the table clash between the teams from Group A of World Cup qualifying. With Dutch captain Wesley Sneijder set to miss the game, France has been handed an advantage.

Where to find Netherlands vs. France on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Netherlands vs. France, you've come to the right place.

Netherlands and France meet each other in a top of the table clash between the teams from Group A of World Cup qualifying. With Dutch captain Wesley Sneijder set to miss the game, France has been handed an advantage.

The Rest

GIF: Chelsea youngster booked for outrageous dive

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This dive by Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore for Ajax today!

Americans Abroad Friday Rewind: Zelalem, Wood, Miazga

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Gedion Zelalem's loan move to the Netherlands began with a win.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder entered as a 75th minute substitute as VVV Venlo cruised to a 4-1 win over De Graafschap. By the time Zelalem entered the field, the damage had been done, as the second-division club punished the opposition to remain atop the Eerste Division table.