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Ronaldo goal run ends as Holland put 3 past Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in eight straight games prior to his match (Image credit: Getty Images)

European champions Portugal suffered a heavy shock friendly defeat by the Netherlands in Geneva. Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and ex-Liverpool forward Ryan Babel put the Dutch 2-0 ahead. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk, recently named as the new Dutch captain, netted their third with Joao Cancelo dismissed for Portugal in the second half. The game brought to an ...

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Lingard goal gives England win against Holland

Jesse Lingard's goal was his first for England in nine appearances (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Lingard’s first international goal extended England’s unbeaten run to seven games and gave them a deserved friendly victory against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Lingard made the decisive contribution just before the hour, arriving on the edge of the penalty area to fire low past Dutch keeper Jeroen Zoet, who got a hand to the shot but could not keep ...

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Robben retires from international football

Arjen Robben scored at three World Cups for the Netherlands (Image credit: Getty Images)

Netherlands captain Arjen Robben has retired from international football after his side missed out on a place at next summer’s World Cup in Russia. Robben scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Sweden – but they were not enough for the Dutch to reach the play-offs. The Bayern Munich forward said: “It hasn’t been an easy decision but I ...

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Holland 5-0 Ivory Coast: Arjen Robben and Vincent Janssen score as Africans suffer record defeat in Rotterdam

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben scored as Holland ran riot against (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defender Joel Veltman scored twice as Holland found form with a record 5-0 win over Ivory Coast in their international friendly in Rotterdam on Sunday. Goals from Arjen Robben, Davy Klaassen and Vincent Janssen compounded the misery for the Ivorians, who suffered their heaviest ever defeat in international football. The result is a boost for returning Dutch manager Dick Advocaat, ...

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Dick Advocaat appointed Netherlands boss for third time

Advocaat is currently manager of Fenerbahce in Turkey but had already announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season (Image credit: Reuters)

The Netherlands have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach for a third time. The former Rangers and Sunderland boss announced in March he would be leaving Turkish side Fenerbahce at the end of this season. Advocaat, 70, who will be assisted by ex-Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit, replaces the sacked Danny Blind. Blind lost his job after a 2-0 loss to ...

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FIFA 2018 WCQ: France edge Dutch, Portugal and Belgium hit six

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Christian Benteke registers quickest ever competitive international goal Paul Pogba scores only goal as France edge out Netherlands André Silva and Benteke get hat-tricks as Portugal and Belgium hit six Next games in these groups on Friday 11 or Sunday 13 November Nine more qualifiers on Tuesday, with Germany and England in action Group A Netherlands 0-1 France France took ...

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Fosu-Mensah named in Holland Provisional squad for friendlies


In what seems to be a move to cool Ghana’s interest in getting Timothy Fosu-Mensah into its national team, the Netherland have included the young Manchester United defender in their provisional team for upcoming friendlies. The Dutch will face Ireland on May 27, Poland on June 1 and Austria on June 4 in pre-Euro 2016 friendlies. These matches will largely ...

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Netherlands beat England 2-1 at Wembley


England failed to build on the optimism generated by their thrilling victory in Germany as they were beaten in a friendly by the Netherlands, who have not even qualified for Euro 2016. On a night when Wembley paid its respects to the late Dutch legend Johan Cruyff with applause in the 14th minute, a much-changed England side slipped to a ...

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Netherlands 2-3 Czech Republic: Dutch miss out on Euro 2016


The Netherlands will not play at Euro 2016 after a 3-2 defeat to the Czech Republic ensured a miserable qualifying campaign ended in failure. The Dutch knew only victory would do at the Amsterdam Arena and even then they needed third-placed Turkey to lose to Iceland to clinch third place themselves and a play-off spot in Group A. Goals from ...

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