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Euro 2020 qualifiers roundup: Malen and Netherlands stun Germany

• Netherlands claim first win in Germany in almost 17 years• Belgium, Austria and Croatia win comfortablyDonyell Malen enjoyed a dream debut for the Netherlands after his goal helped give the Dutch their first win in Germany for almost 17 years.The PSV…

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Euro 2020: Germany v Netherlands, Scotland and Wales in action – live!

Updates from all Friday’s qualifiers around EuropeRoundup: Spain cling on, Pukki earns Finland winAnd you can email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 7.20pm BST Austria are in action in Group G – but not in Klagenfurt: Related: The Austrian football stadium wit…

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Euro 2020: Germany v Netherlands, Scotland and Wales in action – live!

Updates from all Friday’s qualifiers around EuropeRoundup: Spain cling on, Pukki earns Finland winAnd you can email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 7.20pm BST Austria are in action in Group G – but not in Klagenfurt: Related: The Austrian football stadium wit…

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Euro 2020 qualifiers and international football: 10 things to look out for

Germany v Netherlands should be another belter, Chad make their return and will Brighton’s Mac Allister play for Argentina?Before October 2018, the Netherlands had not kicked a ball in anger against Germany for six years. When the teams walk out for th…

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The Dutch model of developing young footballers: let them sink or swim

The best teenagers at Ajax, PSV, AZ and Utrecht do not play in a youth league. They face men in the country’s second divisionBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsDespite Ajax going desperately close to reaching the Champions League final, the Ere…

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South Korea: world championship swimmers injured in fatal balcony collapse

Nightclub balcony falls, killing two South Koreans and injuring athletes from the US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and BrazilTwo South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending world aquatic championships, have been injured …

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Arjen Robben: master of the expected who brought joy and trophies

Defenders knew what Robben would do but still could not stop him and his retirement after 10 years at Bayern is a shameThere is beauty in the unexpected but sometimes even more so in the expected. Everyone knew what Arjen Robben would do, yet they coul…

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International men’s football: talking points from the week’s action

Nations League positives for Portugal and even England, dismay for David de Gea and Kosovo’s Euro 2020 qualifying joyThe numbed anticlimax of Sunday’s third-place play-off ensured the lingering impression of England’s Nations League campaign was one of…

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Nations League final fitting end to new show on the tournament scene | Barney Ronay

Portugal’s triumph in a fun and frisky final in Porto crowned what had been thought of as an unnecessary, bolted-on addition to the international calendarOh new day! The Nations League! There was an air of bafflement when Uefa unveiled its operatic Nat…

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Portugal provide local cheer as Gonçalo Guedes does for the Netherlands

At the final whistle the celebrations from Cristiano Ronaldo were quite restrained compared to the other occasions when he has added another trophy to his personal collection. Two arms raised, but nothing too elaborate. Ronaldo did not even mark the mo…

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Portugal v Netherlands: Nations League final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final in PortoBarney Ronay: Ronaldo’s final glory? Home triumph glimmersSend your thoughts and questions to Rob here 7.27pm BST “Ronaldo will score and Portugal will win 2-1,” says Mayokun Mesole. “He’s been doing this…

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Nations League final: Ryan Babel impressed by mature Dutch youngsters

• ‘These players already take so much responsibility’• Davy Pröpper and Babel praise effect of Ronald KoemanDutch football has a tendency to lurch from boom to bust and back again. But as Holland prepare for the Nations League final against Portugal on…

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England hope Harry Winks will transform midfield exposed by De Jong

• Steve Holland says Spurs man can knit together England’s play• ‘He is a player we have very much been waiting for’England will bring Harry Winks back into the fold next season with a view to the Tottenham Hotspur player knitting together midfield and…

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Frenkie de Jong writes Netherlands script while Stones fluffs his lines| Barney Ronay

Ronald Koeman’s side offer up a rousing performance but England centre-half comes unstuck in Nations LeagueThere was a moment of double-take deep into the second half of a steamy, slightly wild Nations League semi-final at the Estádio D Afonso Henrique…

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Gareth Southgate backs Stones and Barkley after errors against Netherlands

• ‘John will get horrible criticism for that mistake’• England to continue playing from the backGareth Southgate has thrown his support behind John Stones and Ross Barkley and insisted his team will continue to play the ball out short from the back aft…

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Netherlands 3-1 England: Nations League player ratings | Dominic Fifield

Jadon Sancho showed flashes of class while Virgil van Dijk kept his excellent club form going in Netherlands’ victoryJasper Cillessen Continue reading…

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England extra-time misery after John Stones’ blunder lets in Netherlands

It was an ignominious way for England to lose and, ultimately, their collapse in extra time was probably best summed up by the image of Ross Barkley with his face down in the turf, not wanting to look up and survey the damage after his mistake for the …

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Netherlands v England: Nations League semi-final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 7.45pm BST match in GuimaraesSean Ingle on the England fans who poisoned PortoSend your thoughts to Scott.Murray@theguardian.com 6.47pm BST That’s much-deserved reward for Sterling, who leads his country out on his 50t…

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Ronald Koeman creates clarity as Netherlands rediscover their mojo | Arthur Renard

Oranje manager has overseen the team’s revival and his squad face England in the Nations League with a new sense of unityIt has been only a year since the Netherlands and England last met but to Ronald Koeman it must feel like an age. At the time, he h…

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Virgil van Dijk warns Spurs players of lasting let-down from final defeat

• Liverpool and Dutch defender: ‘It’s not easy to come back from’• Van Dijk, Wijnaldum to play in Nations League semi-finalVirgil van Dijk has warned the Tottenham Hotspur players in England’s ranks that it will take time to recover from the disappoint…