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Euro 2020 power rankings: Belgium and England on the up for last eight

Belgian and English defences stand firm in big tests, Spain’s rollercoaster rides on and Switzerland surpass all expectationsWere presented with the toughest of tests in the last 16 in the shape of the reigning champions, Portugal, but won a surprising…

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‘It is not healthy for me’ – Frank de Boer leaves Netherlands post

Coach needed to reach quarter-finals for contract to be extended‘The objective was not achieved, that much is clear’Frank de Boer has left his post as Netherlands coach, having not fulfilled the criteria for his contract to be renewed, which was a plac…

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‘Stars did not deliver’: Netherlands press reacts to Euro 2020 exit | Bart Vlietstra

Defeat by the Czech Republic has led to calls for Frank de Boer to depart and criticism of the players, tactics and substitutionsThe newspapers and football websites in the Netherlands had a clear picture of where a glorious Sunday was heading. After M…

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Total Dutch collapse: leaderless Netherlands outmuscled by Czechs

Down to 10 men after Matthijs de Ligt’s red card, Frank de Boer’s side panicked and unravelled against zesty foesFarewell then, the Netherlands 2021. Never mind total football: this was a total collapse. And not just a simple collapse, but an abject, j…

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Total Dutch collapse: leaderless Netherlands outmuscled by Czechs

Down to 10 men after Matthijs de Ligt’s red card, Frank de Boer’s side panicked and unravelled against zesty foesFarewell then, the Netherlands 2021. Never mind total football: this was a total collapse. And not just a simple collapse, but an abject, j…

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Patrik Schick dumps out the Dutch to send Czech Republic into last eight

In Frank de Boer’s eyes the Netherlands had the quality to win the Euros – “if everything fits into place”. Everything fell apart in Budapest, however, where a team supposedly improving in form and confidence suddenly self-destructed. The Czech Republi…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Euro 2020: buildup to Netherlands v Czech Republic and Belgium v Portugal – live!

Get the latest prior to Sunday’s last-16 clashesCan Belgium’s world-beaters win a major trophy?Email Daniel with your thoughts or tweet @unitedrewind 8.39am BST When Bale does walk away, Wales have a big problem. They’ve still got plenty of talent, but…

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Netherlands grow in confidence as they settle into De Boer’s new shape

The Dutch have found a rhythm in Frank de Boer’s 3-5-2 setup and are favourites to progress against the CzechsFrank de Boer has a clear image of what success at Euro 2020 will entail for the Netherlands. “There is only one thing we want to achieve and …

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Denzel Dumfries has overcome Dutch doubters to become runaway star | Jamie Jackson

At age 18 the Netherlands wing-back was an amateur player and an Aruba international, yet now he is taking Euro 2020 by stormDenzel Dumfries’s scintillating displays for the Netherlands at Euro 2020 make him a flag bearer for the potency of self-agency…

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Wijnaldum to wear rainbow armband and ready to walk off if racially abused

Netherlands captain to make stand for diversity in Budapest‘As players we have a podium to do whatever we can to help’Georginio Wijnaldum will wear a captain’s armband bearing the words “One Love” and a rainbow motif for the Netherlands’ last-16 Euro 2…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Italy lead the way after impressive group stage

France and Belgium have been impressive but Italy are unbeaten in 30 and with a comfortable-looking last-16 tieThe Roberto Mancini juggernaut rolls on. Three games, three wins, seven goals scored and none conceded in the group stage. Italy are unbeate…

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Donyell Malen agrees with supporters that Netherlands can win Euro 2020

Forward says songs do not put pressure on players‘This is also what we should project as players’Donyell Malen has embraced the Netherlands fans singing that Frank de Boer’s side are already Euro 2020 champions. The PSV forward shone in Monday’s 3-0 wi…

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Georginio Wijnaldum double powers Netherlands past North Macedonia

The Netherlands are beginning to resemble a juggernaut no other nation will relish trying to halt. Two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum made the captain Euro 2020’s joint top-scorer on three, as his side ended Group C as emphatic winners.Frank de Boer’s …

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North Macedonia v Netherlands: Euro 2020 – live!

Group C updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in AmsterdamUkraine v Austria: Euro 2020 – live! And you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 4.16pm BST Related: Memphis Depay’s Barcelona move may boost his form at Euros, says De Boer 4.15pm BST Those te…

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Euro 2020: Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark in action on four-match day – live!

Groups B and C both conclude on Monday eveningInstant impact: the standout players of Euro 2020And you can email Gregg or send him a tweet 9.19am BST Wales manager Robert Page has revealed that his gigantic striker Kieffer Moore is a very good listener…

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Euro 2020: Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark in action on four-match day – live!

Groups B and C both conclude on Monday eveningInstant impact: the standout players of Euro 2020And you can email Gregg or send him a tweet 9.19am BST Wales manager Robert Page has revealed that his gigantic striker Kieffer Moore is a very good listener…

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Memphis Depay’s Barcelona move may boost his form at Euros, says De Boer

Netherlands striker will sign for Spanish giants as free agent ‘It might give him something extra to perform at highest level’Frank de Boer is hopeful Memphis Depay’s transfer to Barcelona becoming official will clear his head and allow the forward to …