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Ajax wins Dutch league championship after beating Venlo

Published on May 3, 2012 by in Europe, Holland

Ajax retained its Dutch league title on Wednesday to win the championship for the 31st time, beating VVV-Venlo 2-0 from Siem de Jong’s double. It was the 13th straight victory for Ajax, which led 1-0 when De Jong headed in Ismael Aissati’s cross in the eighth minute. De Jong doubled the lead with a low

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Some Fresh Oranjes – A Look At New Dutch Talent

Published on July 6, 2008 by in Holland, Profile

goal.com The Dutch may have crashed out to Russia in Euro 2008, but they will no doubt come back refreshed for the 2010 World Cup with a host of new talent at their disposal. Matthew Wheatley looks at some of the big names coming through… Holland’s youth systems are a production line of talent. Every

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ANALYSIS — Hiddink the only happy Dutchman in Basel

Published on June 22, 2008 by in Euro, Holland

By Mike Collett BASEL, June 21 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of orange-clad Dutch fans came to party in Switzerland on Saturday but only one was left celebrating at the end of a gripping Euro 2008 quarter-final between Netherlands and Russia. Dutchman Guus Hiddink masterminded his adopted country’s 3-1 extra time win over his homeland

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Russia claim historic win as Dutch make Euro 2008 exit

Published on June 21, 2008 by in Euro, Holland

6/21/2008 by Ryland James BASEL, Switzerland (AFP) – Russia coach Guus Hiddink got the result he wanted to become a traitor in his native Holland after his team’s 3-1 quarter-final win after extra-time dumped the Dutch out of Euro 2008. The 61-year-old former Netherlands coach had said he would be happy to be a Dutch

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PREVIEW — Netherlands and Russia set for Basel battle

Published on June 20, 2008 by in Euro, Holland

By Mitch Phillips VIENNA, June 20 (Reuters) – Netherlands lit up the group stages but Russia were not far behind with their classy win over Sweden and the two teams now face a battle in Basel on Saturday (1845 GMT) to decide who reaches the semi-finals of Euro 2008. A week ago the Dutch looked

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ANALYSIS — Tactical switch bringing rewards for Dutch

Published on June 18, 2008 by in Euro, Holland

By Mike Collett BASEL, June 18 (Reuters) – The strategy behind the Dutch team’s spectacular form at Euro 2008 was hatched in a meeting between coach Marco van Basten and several senior players. Adopting a highly effective and organised 4-2-3-1 system, Van Basten’s side swept through the group stages in stunning fashion with a 3-0

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