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Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Confidence boosting friendly wins for Dutch, Ireland

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands warmed up for a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier next week with an emphatic 5-0 friendly win against Ivory Coast on Sunday.

The Dutch are struggling to make it to Russia next year, placed only fourth in Group A on seven points behind leaders France (13) Sweden (10) and Bulgaria (9).

Advocaat-Gullit double act in Dutch rescue mission

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Zeist (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dick Advocaat has been named coach of The Netherlands for a third time aiming to kick them into shape fast and save their World Cup hopes, with Ruud Gullit as assistant.

Advocaat, 69, and Dutch legend Gullit have signed contracts until the end of the year, the football federation said on Tuesday, admitting it was “a short-term” rescue mission.

Advocaat-Gullit double act in Dutch rescue mission

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Zeist (Netherlands) (AFP) – Dick Advocaat has been named coach of The Netherlands for a third time aiming to kick them into shape fast and save their World Cup hopes, with Ruud Gullit as assistant.

Advocaat, 69, and Dutch legend Gullit have signed contracts until the end of the year, the football federation said on Tuesday, admitting it was “a short-term” rescue mission.

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.

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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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Video: Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum injured in Netherlands training

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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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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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Chelsea

Tweet and Photo: Chelsea man reacts to his international debut

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Happy with my debut for the national team! Difficult game but good to get the win pic.twitter.com/k77o0alUTr Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) May 31,...

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GIF: Chelsea youngster booked for outrageous dive

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This dive by Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore for Ajax today!

Manchester United

Video: Highlights of Ajax 0-2 Manchester United

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Tweets and Photos: Man Utd players react to winning Europa League

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UNITED we did it!!!!! @ManUtd #MUFC #UELFinal pic.twitter.com/TzL2apPWJe Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) May 24, 2017 Manchester United's...

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Confirmed Europa League Final Team News: Ajax vs Man Utd

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Ajax team to play Man Utd Dit is onze line-up! ❌ Heldhaftig❌ Vastberaden❌ Barmhartig#UELfinal #ajaman pic.twitter.com/0IHUriJeYj AFC Ajax...

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Jan Vertonghen sends good luck message to Ajax ahead of Man Utd game

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Good luck to @AFCAjax tonight ❌❌❌ #UELfinal Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) May 24, 2017 Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has taken...

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Video: Ajax hold a minute’s silence before training in Stockholm ahead of Man Utd clash

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#Ajax begon de training met een minuut stilte ter nagedachtenis aan de slachtoffers van de aanslag in Manchester.#UELfinal #ajaman...

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Photos: Ajax’s final training session in Amsterdam before they face Man Utd

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Former Man Utd and Ajax keeper Edwin van der Sar looks ahead to Europa League final

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What a final in Stockholm! Different trophy but two great clubs. @AFCAjax @ManUtd #WeAreBack @EuropaLeague #ajautd pic.twitter.com/ErGwqQcnPR ...

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Man Utd man on his dad’s sacking

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

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

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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! ⚽️

Confirmed Team News: Man Utd vs Feyenoord lineups

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

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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.

Americans Abroad

Lucky Strikers

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There's scoring goals, and then there's scoring the goals that matter most. Today, we tackle a few categories that specifically honor big strikes. As always, the tallies include all European topflights, select second flights (England, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal), domestic cups and continental cup action.

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.

Transfer News and Gossip

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Man City scout confirms interest in Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg

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The Rest

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.