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Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk withdraws from Netherlands squad

Netherlands captain Virgil van Dijk has withdrawn from the squad for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia for personal reasons.
Netherlands manager Vander Veen Peter has taken a time-out of their win over Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

FIFA U-17: Dutch coach reveals secret to win over Nigeria

Netherlands manager Vander Veen Peter has taken a time-out of their win over Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.
President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, on Tuesday. 13

FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets must place personal glory aside against the Netherlands – Olatunji...

Although not downplaying the quality in Manu Garba’s squad, the football administrator feels the team is still missing a few crucial ingredients and stressed the players have to learn when to go for goal themselves and when to pass it to a teammate.
Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost 2-1 o Australia in their final Group B game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday night in Brazil. 3

FIFA U17: Golden Eaglets to battle Netherlands in last-16

Five-time champions, Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, have been drawn against the Netherlands in the last 16 at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

Ronald Koeman confirms Barcelona clause in Netherlands contract

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has a clause in his contract allowing him to move to Barcelona, though Dutch football chiefs hope to persuade to him to stay until the 2022 World Cup.
Frank de Boer has labelled the equal pay debate as ridiculous following the Dutch federation's commitment to level the pay for the country's men’s and women’s national team players.

Frank de Boer labels equal pay dispute ‘ridiculous’

Frank de Boer has labelled the equal pay debate as "ridiculous" following the Dutch federation's commitment to level the pay for the country's men’s and women’s national team players.
The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.

WWC: Lieke Martens sends Netherlands through to maiden quarter-finals

The Netherlands reached the women’s World Cup quarter finals for the first time when Lieke Martens’ last gasp penalty earned them a 2-1 victory against Japan on Tuesday.
Frenkie de Jong

Netherlands’ Ronald Koeman hails Frenkie de Jong’s defensive display

Frenkie de Jong's defensive aptitude impressed Ronald Koeman as Netherlands beat England 3-1 after extra time to reach the final of the Nations League.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to see Matthijs de Ligt move to Anfield, claiming the teenage defender plays like a 29-year-old.

Matthijs De Ligt keeping options open amid Barca and Man United rumours

Matthijs de Ligt insists his next destination remains undecided as Barcelona and Manchester United reportedly battle for the star defender's signature.
Dele Alli

Dele Alli: England can be the best in the world

Dele Alli insists that England want to be the best team in the world and believes that he and his team-mates can make that a reality.
Germany coach Joachim Low has vowed to keep seasoned leaders Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels in his plans for the future following his side’s ignominious relegation from the top tier of the Nations League.

Joachim Low: Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels still important for Germany

Germany coach Joachim Low has vowed to keep seasoned leaders Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels in his plans for the future following his side’s ignominious relegation from the top tier of the Nations League.
France captain Hugo Lloris admits the world champions were fortunate to only lose 2-0 to Netherlands in Rotterdam.

Hugo Lloris: France lucky to escape with 2-0 Netherlands defeat

France captain Hugo Lloris admits the world champions were fortunate to only lose 2-0 to Netherlands in Rotterdam.
Oussama Idrissi

Oussama Idrissi: I haven’t made up my mind on Morocco

AZ Alkmaar forward Oussama Idrissi says he has yet to make a final decision in regards to his international switch to Morocco.

Ex-Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants Netherlands job

Ronald Koeman has expressed his ambition of taking over as Netherlands coach and says he has had several offers since being sacked by Everton.

England to play Netherlands, Italy in World Cup warm-ups

England will play friendlies against Italy and the Netherlands in spring next year ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Ronald Koeman would be fantastic for Netherlands – Fraser Forster

Ronald Koeman would be a fantastic choice as the next coach of Netherlands, according to Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Dutch assistant coach Ruud Gullit in hot water over dressing room clip

Dutch assistant national coach Ruud Gullit expressed regret Monday after landing himself in hot water for posting a post-match video clip from the team's dressing room on social media.

Wesley Sneijder set for medical at Nice

The 33-year has agreed a contract in principle to move to Ligue 1 having been released by Galatasaray this summer.

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