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Arsenal tracking Novara starlet Alessio Da Cruz

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Arsenal have joined the race for Dutch youngster Alessio Da Cruz, according to the Daily Mirror. The Gunners are reportedly among a group of Premier...

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Frenkie De Jong: Arsenal and Man City battling to sign Dutch midfielder

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Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong is a transfer target for Arsenal and Manchester City, according to The Sun. After Pep Guardiola got the better of...

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Spurs tracking Justin Kluivert

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Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to Sky Sports. The north Londoners are regularly scouting the...

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Perr Schuurs: Liverpool keeping tabs on Fortuna Sittard defender

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Liverpool are monitoring the progress of Fortuna Sittard defender Perr Schuurs, according to the Daily Mail. The Dutch starlet spent time on trial at...

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Tottenham star’s mum discusses possible transfer

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen's mum has touted the prospect of her son leaving north London to rejoin Ajax. Vertonghen, aged 30,...

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Chelsea set to battle Spurs for Davinson Sanchez transfer

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Chelsea are readying a bid for Tottenham Hotspur target Davinson Sanchez, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Spurs have been strongly linked...

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Spurs agree deal to sign Ajax’s Davinson Sanchez

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, according to The Sun. The north Londoners have reportedly agreed a £35m...

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Spurs set to bid £35m for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez

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Tottenham Hotspur are ready to launch a £35m bid for Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez, according to The Sun. The Colombia international, aged 21,...

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Photos: Man Utd players help Netherlands to 0-1 win over Scotland

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Manchester United defenders Daley Blind and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were both in action for Netherlands last night as they recorded a 0-1 win over...

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Photo: Man Utd youngster does some gardening

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It looks like Manchester United youngster Matty Willock is get the full range of experiences during his loan spell at Dutch side FC Utrecht. The...

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Robben retires from Netherlands duty

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Amsterdam (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben signalled the end of his international career on Tuesday after his country failed to reach the 2018 World Cup finals despite a 2-0 win over Sweden.

The Bayern Munich star signed off by scoring both goals in Amsterdam as the Dutch fell well short of the unlikely 7-0 win they needed to make the play-offs after a desperately disappointing qualifying campaign.

Robben ‘still believes’ Dutch can qualify

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The Hague (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben still has hope that the struggling Dutch can reach next year’s World Cup, despite their perilous position in qualifying ahead of Saturday’s trip to Belarus.

Anything but a win in Barysaw would almost certainly see Dick Advocaat’s side miss out on back-to-back major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having failed to qualify for Euro 2016.

Robben ‘still believes’ Dutch can qualify

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The Hague (AFP) – Netherlands captain Arjen Robben still has hope that the struggling Dutch can reach next year’s World Cup, despite their perilous position in qualifying ahead of Saturday’s trip to Belarus.

Anything but a win in Barysaw would almost certainly see Dick Advocaat’s side miss out on back-to-back major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having failed to qualify for Euro 2016.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

Man City’s Ederson could return just days after Mane collision

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could make a remarkable comeback in Wednesday’s Champions League match at Feyenoord just days after a nasty collision left him needing stitches in his face.

Ederson was caught by a high boot from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane on Saturday and received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.

Man City’s Ederson could return just days after Mane collision

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could make a remarkable comeback in Wednesday’s Champions League match at Feyenoord just days after a nasty collision left him needing stitches in his face.

Ederson was caught by a high boot from Liverpool’s Sadio Mane on Saturday and received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.

Mbappe wraps up big France win as Ronaldo bags hat-trick

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over 10-man Netherlands in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick propelled Portugal to victory elsewhere.

Antoine Griezmann put the home side ahead inside 14 minutes at the Stade de France before Kevin Strootman’s sending-off led to the Dutch being overwhelmed in the final half hour.

Mbappe wraps up big France win as Ronaldo bags hat-trick

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe scored the final goal as France cruised to a 4-0 win over 10-man Netherlands in a key 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick propelled Portugal to victory elsewhere.

Antoine Griezmann put the home side ahead inside 14 minutes at the Stade de France before Kevin Strootman’s sending-off led to the Dutch being overwhelmed in the final half hour.

Dutch city turns orange as women toast Euro win

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Utrecht (Netherlands) (AFP) – Thousands of orange-clad fans flooded the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday to celebrate the Netherlands’ first women’s Euro title, a much-needed win to boost the football-mad country’s flagging fortunes.

The first “Lioness” supporters - many of them young women and girls - scurried past as the gates opened to secure a prime spot in a local park where their heroins appeared later on Monday evening.

Dutch win a fine topping on women’s football boom

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – The six-goal final of the women’s football Euro in the Netherlands put a fine topping on a tournament proving the sport is growing across the continent, with record attendance and TV rating figures.

A growth in the number of teams to 16 from a previous 12 raised overall attendance to more than 240,000 people at the 31 games, up from 217,000 four years ago - with all Dutch games sold out, UEFA said.

Dutch win a fine topping on women’s football boom

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – The six-goal final of the women’s football Euro in the Netherlands put a fine topping on a tournament proving the sport is growing across the continent, with record attendance and TV rating figures.

A growth in the number of teams to 16 from a previous 12 raised overall attendance to more than 240,000 people at the 31 games, up from 217,000 four years ago - with all Dutch games sold out, UEFA said.

Four-goal Dutch win women’s Euro for first time

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – A brace from Vivianne Miedema led hosts Netherlands to a 4-2 win over Denmark and their first women’s Euro title in Enschede on Sunday.

Miedema pulled the hosts level at 1-1 on ten minutes and added her second goal two minutes from the end to round off the scoring, with Lieke Martens and skipper Sherida Spitse also scoring for the champions.

Denmark plan ‘Rocky’ victory in women’s Euro final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – When Denmark take on hosts Netherlands in Sunday’s women’s Euro final, it will be like Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed for the second time, said Danish coach Nils Nielsen.

Bracing for their first-ever Euro final in history, the two teams clashed in the group stage when the hosts won 1-0 owing to a 20th-minute spot kick by skipper Sherida Spitse.

Denmark plan ‘Rocky’ victory in women’s Euro final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – When Denmark take on hosts Netherlands in Sunday’s women’s Euro final, it will be like Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed for the second time, said Danish coach Nils Nielsen.

Bracing for their first-ever Euro final in history, the two teams clashed in the group stage when the hosts won 1-0 owing to a 20th-minute spot kick by skipper Sherida Spitse.

Dutch Euro champion in amateur women jibe

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Denmark women’s coach Nils Nielsen slammed former Dutch international Arnold Muhren for remarks about the women’s team on Saturday, on the eve of the Euro final between the two countries.

One of the key players on the Dutch team that won the 1988 Euro, Muhren told the Dutch daily De Telegraaf that “if the ladies played against a men’s amateur team, they would not win.

We are best team in Euro final, says Dutch striker Martens

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De Lutte (Netherlands) (AFP) – The women’s Euro semi-final rout of England sparked new confidence in the Netherlands team as it braces for Sunday’s final against Denmark, said striker Lieke Martens.

A crowd of more than 27,000 people watched the hosts sweep England 3-0 at Enschede on Thursday on the way to their first-ever Euro final.

We are best team in Euro final, says Dutch striker Martens

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De Lutte (Netherlands) (AFP) – The women’s Euro semi-final rout of England sparked new confidence in the Netherlands team as it braces for Sunday’s final against Denmark, said striker Lieke Martens.

A crowd of more than 27,000 people watched the hosts sweep England 3-0 at Enschede on Thursday on the way to their first-ever Euro final.

Netherlands sink England, face Denmark in final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

Netherlands sink England, face Denmark in final

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Enschede (Netherlands) (AFP) – Arsenal duo Vivianne Miedema and Danielle van de Donk and Millie Bright’s own goal handed hosts Netherlands a 3-0 win over England in the women’s Euro semi-final at Enschede on Thursday.

In Sunday’s final, the Netherlands will face Denmark, who beat Austria 3-0 on penalties after a goalless draw at Breda.

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FAIL: Dutch Fourth Tier Side Harkemase Boys File Truly DIABOLICAL Open-Goal Miss Against VV Capelle (Video)

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Just keep it between the white sticks and you should be okay...

Sometimes it is simply beyond the realms of human communication to accurately describe the true diabolical nature of a hopelessly mangled open-goal sitter.

This, from Dutch Derde Divisie (fourth tier) side Harkemase Boys, is one such occasion.

Reports: Man City Striker Sergio Aguero ‘Suffers Fractured Rib’ In Amsterdam Car Crash

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Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday night that has reportedly left the Man City striker nursing a fractured rib.

The Argentinian was in the city on his day off, attending a concert as a special guest of Colombian pop star Maluma.

‘I’ll Be Out For About Three Weeks’ – Robin Van Persie Refutes Reports That Latest Knee Injury Could Be Devastating Career-Ender

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Robin van Persie has assuaged fears that his latest injury, suffered while on international duty with the Netherlands, is bad enough to leave his career in the balance.

The 34-year-old striker was called into the Dutch squad for the first time in almost two years to face France and Bulgaria in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers.

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

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch France vs. Netherlands in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

France sits in second place in Group A of UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while the Netherlands is in third, three points behind France.

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

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch France vs. Netherlands in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

France sits in second place in Group A of UEFA qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while the Netherlands is in third, three points behind France.

Preview of World Cup 2018 qualifiers: 83 broadcasts during six days

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With 83 broadcasts during six days of World Cup qualifying, soccer fans in the United States will have plenty of games to choose from.

Here’s our preview of many of the games to keep an eye out for during the next week:

EUROPE (UEFA)

Group A: It’s a cracking race in Group A, where the French – thanks to that incredible Hugo Lloris mistake in Solna in June – have lost their grip on the top spot to Sweden, with the Netherlands trailing just behind.

Preview of World Cup 2018 qualifiers: 83 broadcasts during six days

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With 83 broadcasts during six days of World Cup qualifying, soccer fans in the United States will have plenty of games to choose from.

Here’s our preview of many of the games to keep an eye out for during the next week:

EUROPE (UEFA)

Group A: It’s a cracking race in Group A, where the French – thanks to that incredible Hugo Lloris mistake in Solna in June – have lost their grip on the top spot to Sweden, with the Netherlands trailing just behind.

Former Liverpool and Man Utd players used banned substances during 2010 World Cup

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Former Liverpool and Manchester United players were among those given permission to use banned substances during the 2010 World Cup, according to a...

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Video: Man City train ahead of Feyenoord game

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Manchester City's players have been training today in the build-up to tomorrow's Champions League group game against Feyenoord. City can...

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Some Soccer News for Oct 10, 2017

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It's Day 283 of 2017.


Germany in World Cup Qualifying:
  • 10 games
  • 10 wins
  • +39 GD
Yes, they are going to win the World Cup again next summer. Mark it down.

dN

Its official now - Netherlands is OUT of World Cup.
  • Other recent European qualifiers Czechia, Turkey and Ukraine out too.