I would walk off pitch if racially abused – Wijnaldum

Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said he would walk off the pitch if he was subjected to racist abuse, even during a major European final. Among a series of racist incidents that have tainted European soccer recently, Italian striker…

Dutch hero Sneijder announces retirement from football

The Netherlands’ most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced on Monday his retirement from football, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years. The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to…

Juventus make De Ligt world’s most expensive defender

Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons. The 19-year-old agreed a five-year contract…

Dutch great Robben announces retirement from football

Dutch winger Arjen Robben announced on Thursday he is ending his playing career at the age of 35 after a 10-year spell with German giants Bayern Munich. “It is without a doubt the most difficult decision I have had to…

Germany beat Netherlands in five-goal thriller

Germany’s Nico Schulz sealed a thrilling 3-2 win over the Netherlands in a see-saw Euro 2020 qualifier as Joachim Loew’s new-look line-up survived a severe test on Sunday. Elsewhere, World Cup finalists Croatia stumbled to a 2-1 defeat in Hungary,…

Barcelona sign De Jong from Ajax for €75 million

Barcelona have won the race to sign highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday. The 21-year-old will join Barca on July 1 for 75 million euros ($85 million), with a further 11 million euros due…

U-20 WWC: Ghana suffer another humiliating defeat, crash out

Ghana crashed out at the group stage of the U-20 Women’s World Cup after yet another heavy defeat to the Netherlands on Wednesday. While the Black Princesses started brightly, it did not take long for the Netherlands to get into…

U-20 WWC: Basigi promises to ring changes for Ghana vs Netherlands

Black Princesses coach Yusif Basigi has indicated there will be changes to his tactics and next starting line-up after Ghana suffered a 4-1 defeat to France in their U-20 Women’s World Cup opener on Sunday. The Princesses displayed serious defensive…

U-20 Women’s WCup: Ghana draw hosts France, Netherlands, NZ

Ghana, together with France and New Zealand, have been drawn in the same group for the successive Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup tournament. The three countries met in Group C at the last edition in Papua New Guinea two years…

Sneijder calls time on international career

Midfielder Wesley Sneijder ended his record-breaking career with the Netherlands by announcing his retirement from international football on Sunday. The decision follows discussions with new Dutch coach Ronald Koeman, who went to see him in Qatar, the Dutch football association…

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