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England to face Netherlands in Nations League semi-finals

• Gareth Southgate’s side to face Dutch in Guimãraes on 6 June• Portugal and Switzerland meet in Porto in other semi-finalEngland will face a resurgent Netherlands in their Nations League semi-final next June.Gareth Southgate’s team will face Ronald Ko…

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Germany in 2018: from World Cup holders to Nations League relegation

Germany began the year among the favourites to win the World Cup. They end it in the second tier of the Nations League By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheThere was a sense of inevitability when Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a last-minute equaliser o…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Nations League and internationals: 10 talking points from this week’s games

Virgil van Dijk is leader of the flying Dutchmen, Kosovo are on the verge of something special and a fed up Britt abroadWhen Gareth Southgate needed to turn the tide against Croatia at the World Cup, his options were limited by a lack of forward player…

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Van Dijk snatches a point from Germany and finals ticket for the Netherlands

• Germany 2-2 Netherlands• Denmark 0-0 Republic of IrelandVirgil van Dijk produced a last-minute equaliser with a fierce volley against already relegated Germany in Gelsenkirchen last night to secure the Netherlands a week in Portugal next June for the…

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Germany v Netherlands, Denmark v Republic of Ireland: Nations League – live!

Live updates from the Nations League group decidersFootball Weekly: England into semis, Irish pain and Swiss on a rollSend Jacob an email | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.59pm GMT Germany: Neuer: Kehler, Rudiger, Hummels, Sule; Schulz, Kimmich; Gnabry, Kroos…

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Netherlands secure victory over France to condemn Germany to relegation

• Wijnaldum and Depay on target for Dutch in Nations League• World champions’ unbeaten run ended after 15 gamesGermany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after the Netherlands earned a surprise 2-0 win over France.Goals from Georginio W…

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Miranda edges Brazil past Argentina while Belgium and Holland draw

• Goal in stoppage time settles South American derby• Arnaut Groeneveld equalises for Holland in BrusselsA stoppage-time goal from Miranda gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a foul-strewn friendly in Saudi Arabia. The central defender beat the…

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Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches

Montenegro and Serbia’s historic meeting, unhappy memories for England and the Republic of Ireland, and Georgi Petkov’s international return – at 42Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by …

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Nations League: 10 things to look out for in the international matches

Montenegro and Serbia’s historic meeting, unhappy memories for England and the Republic of Ireland, and Georgi Petkov’s international return – at 42Twelve years after Montenegro achieved independence and 11 years after they were formally recognised by …

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Olivier Giroud finds his scoring boots for France at just the right time

Just as his place in the team was looking vulnerable, Giroud scored a wonderful winner against the Netherlands in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Nations League is a real competition rather than a set of money-spinning…

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Wesley Sneijder views career highlights from sofa on pitch after Dutch farewell

• Midfielder made final Netherlands appearance against Peru• Pepe scored on 100th cap as Portugal drew 1-1 with CroatiaIt was quite the send off for Wesley Sneijder. The 34-year-old – making the last of his Netherlands appearances on Thursday – sat wit…

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Which is the greatest World Cup ever? The case for 15 tournaments

Before things kicked off in Russia we asked you to reminisce about your favourite World Cups. You did not disappointThe Miracle of Bern. Germany weren’t meant to get very far. German players were all still technically amateurs. Hungary were the Goliath…

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World Cup stunning moments: the Cruyff Turn is born in 1974

When Johan Cruyff sold Jan Olsson the mother of all dummies with the subtlest of swerves, the Dutch captain’s signature move became the enduring symbol of Total FootballIt’s the defining image of the 1974 World Cup; the defining image of the great Dutc…

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World Cup stunning moments: Frank Rijkaard and Rudi Völler | Barry Glendenning

When Holland faced Germany it was always ‘problematic’, never more so than at Italia 90 when two rivals clashedA sort of photographic antithesis of Bobby Moore’s post shirt-swap embrace with Pelé in 1970, it is one of the iconic World Cup images. Four …

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Johan Cruyff’s leftwing legacy lives on as rich are barred from renting childhood home

Footballer’s flat in Amsterdam available as social housing for low earners only despite calls to turn property into a museumUntil he was 12, Johan Cruyff lived on the corner of Tuinbouwstraat and Akkerstraat in the working-class Betondorp district of A…

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World Cup stunning moments: Dennis Bergkamp’s wonder goal | Rob Smyth

On 4 July 1998 the forward took three divine touches, scored the perfect goal and sent the Netherlands into the semi-finalsBobby Moore never got a bathmat wet in his life. Mike Summerbee, who sometimes shared a room with Moore on England trips, said he…

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International football: talking points from the latest friendlies

Argentina are in a mess, England should go for all-out attack and Kylian Mbappé’s heroics are papering over French cracksBefore this game, Jorge Sampaoli had said that when it comes to the World Cup, Lionel Messi has a revolver pressed against his head…

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal stunned by heavy defeat to Netherlands

The European champions Portugal suffered a dramatic first-half collapse and had João Cancelo sent off just after the hour in an embarrassing 3-0 World Cup warm-up defeat by the Netherlands on Monday. Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel and Virgil van Dijk all sc…

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Gareth Southgate says new England players are shedding ‘fear factor’

• Southgate singles out Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire• England manager: ‘The players enjoyed having the ball’Gareth Southgate believes a new generation of England players are shedding the fear factor that has so undermined progress at recent major …