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Dutch football captains lead boycott of TV show over racist remarks

Virgil van Dijk and Sari van Veenendaal hit out at pundit and say ‘enough is enough’The captains of the Dutch men’s, women’s and youth national football teams are boycotting a leading sports TV programme over the racist comments of a longstanding pundi…

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Organised sport given September restart date in the Netherlands

Recreational golf and tennis allowed again on MondayDutch football can begin planning next seasonOrganised sport will only resume in the Netherlands from 1 September, but recreational golf and tennis will be allowed from Monday, Dutch prime minister, M…

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Ronald Koeman in stable condition after being taken to hospital with chest pains

Netherlands manager underwent heart procedureKoeman set to return home on MondayNetherlands manager Ronald Koeman has undergone a heart procedure in Amsterdam after experiencing chest pain and is due to return home on Monday. The 57-year-old, who had s…

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My favourite game: Netherlands v Czech Republic, Euro 2004

This group game in Aveiro was the match of the tournament, a relentless thriller symbolic of a free-flowing eraThe game of football is many things to many people. A cash cow, a community lifeline; an intermittent source of national pride. Like it or no…

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Dutch FA admits season is over after government extends ban on events

Friday meeting set to clarify consequences of cancellationAjax lead AZ Alkmaar on goal difference at top of EredivisieThe Dutch football association has admitted the season was effectively ended on Tuesday after the government extended a ban on major p…

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Netherlands v Argentina: World Cup 1998 quarter-final – live!

Retro MBM coverage of a classic match from France ‘98Take a look back at our other nostalgic live reportsGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.11pm BST Holland name the hamstrung Marc Overmars on the bench, while Patrick Kluivert returns…

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World Cup questions: Why didn’t the great Dutch teams of the 1990s win it?

With the help of the Fifa archive we rewatch a series of memorable games in search of answers we didn’t find at the timeYou can take our freedom. But you can’t take our grainy old football videos. In this short series I will be exploring the contents o…

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Verona van de Leur: ‘When you have no food you do anything to survive’

Dutchwoman was among Europe’s best gymnasts in 2002 but she became penniless and homeless after a bitter dispute with her family and coaches When Verona van de Leur thinks back to the days at the turn of the century when she was one of the best gymnast…

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Ronald Koeman expects early summer internationals to be called off

Netherlands coach says Greece and Wales games ‘won’t happen’September seen as most likely resumption dateCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Netherlands coach, Ronald Koeman, expects international matches scheduled for la…

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Anger as F1 teams get go-ahead to drive on Dutch nature reserve

Teams allowed to take beach route to get to Netherlands’ first F1 grand prix in 35 yearsThe return of Formula One to the Netherlands after 35 years has become mired in controversy after two racing teams got the green light to drive across a beach natur…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Cruyff’s special jersey

The ninth of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryNow here’s a photograph that’s both nostalgic and rich in football …

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 qualifier roundup: Wijnaldum hat-trick sparks Netherlands rout

• Netherlands beat Estonia 5-0 in Group C• Benteke and De Bruyne give Belgium 6-1 win over CyprusGeorginio Wijnaldum struck a hat-trick as the Netherlands, who had already booked a spot at Euro 2020, eased to a 5-0 victory over Estonia in their final G…

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Wijnaldum on racism in football: ‘What can you do as a player? It’s a problem in society’ – video

The Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken strongly on the state of racism in football after a Dutch second division match was halted. The game between FC Den Bosch and Excelsior was stopped, after alleged abuse was directe…

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Netherlands ‘back where we belong but must be humble’, says Van Dijk

Liverpool defender relieved to reach major finals after two failures but says Dutch still have room for improvementIt is heartening that the scaling of individual and domestic heights have not doused Virgil van Dijk’s appetite for a national cause. Qua…

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Northern Ireland in Euro 2020 play-offs after draw with Netherlands

Events elsewhere on Friday meant Northern Ireland had the comfort of a play-off position for Euro 2020 before this joust with the Netherlands got under way. Still, there was the motivation of affording Michael O’Neill a performance for the ages in what…

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Northern Ireland v Netherlands: Euro 2020 qualifier – live!

Live updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-offCyprus 1-2 Scotland | Azerbaijan 0-2 WalesAnd email Will here and tweet @Will_Unwin 7.20pm GMT Michael O’Neill will have a new Championship rival after Neil Harris was appointed Cardiff boss today. Related: Card…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Russia and Poland qualify as 10-man Germany win

• Emre Can sent off in Estonia in 3-0 victory• Georginio Wijnaldum scores twice for NetherlandsGermany went level on points at the top of Group C despite having Emre Can sent off early in the first half in Estonia, for bringing down Frank Liivak when h…

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Pierre van Hooijdonk: ‘I told Ron Atkinson he was a pub manager’

The Dutch striker on his time at Nottingham Forest, Celtic and returning to Glasgow to pay tribute to Fernando RicksenPierre van Hooijdonk does a very good Ron Atkinson impression. It is genuinely funny as, in the lobby of an Amsterdam hotel, he tries …