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Features news coverage of Netherlands and its players, including match reports and general football news.

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Arshavin leads the way for the Russian Revolution

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As Guus Hiddink ran onto the pitch at FC Basel's St Jakob Park at around five past ten tonight, fist clenched, face contorted with...

Netherlands 1-3 Russia – Russians make history in extra time

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Netherlands (Ruud van Nistelrooy 86') 1-3 (AET) Russia (R. Pavlyuchenko 56', D. Torbinski 112', A. Arshavin 116') St Jakob Park, Basel Quarterfinals, Euro 2008 Saturday 21 June...

Euro 2008 – Half-Term Report

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16 matches gone, 15 more to go. After the agonisingly long qualification process, the tournament itself feels brutally short - then again, that's probably...

Netherlands 4-1 France – Live Blog – Group C – Euro 2008

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Netherlands (Kuyt 9', Van Persie 59', Robben 72', Sneijder 90'+2) 4-1 France (Henry 71') Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Group C, Euro 2008 Friday 13 June 2008 Kickoff -...

Ian Blanchard, Head of National Referee Development at the FA, Discusses Law 11 and...

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Images courtesy of Ian Blanchard and the English Football Association. In February 2008, I had the pleasure and privilege to interview Mr. Ian Blanchard, who...

Euro 2008 Fixtures & Results

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This article refers to a previous European Championship. Click here for EURO 2012 FIXTURES. Euro 2008 fixtures and results, all in one place. Bookmark and...

Dutch delight as the Group of Death serves up a classic

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After the tedium of France's insipid goalless draw with Romania in Zurich earlier in the day had left many viewers wondering quite how Group...

Netherlands 3-0 Italy: O Cannavaro Where Art Thou?

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Netherlands 3-0 Italy. The Azzurri's adventure at Euro 2008 could not have started worse. 3 goals like the 3 words which can be used...

Netherlands 3-0 Italy – Live Commentary

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Italy 0-3 Netherlands (Nistelrooy 26', Sneijder 31', Bronckhorst 79') Group C Stade de Suisse, Berne 9 June 2008 Kick-off: 20:45 (CET) Preview: The Group of Death rears its ugly head...

Euro 2008 – Group C Head-to-Head Records

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Head to head records for Euro 2008's Group C participants - France, Italy, Netherlands, Romania. Group C Head-to-Heads . Head-to-head Romania v France Played Wins Romania Draws Wins France...

Euro 2008 News (05 June 08): Spain squeaks by U.S., Russia blows Lithuania away,...

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The start of Euro 2008 is only two days away, which means this is the worst time to get injured, or in Austria's case,...

Manchester United at Euro 2008

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For a club that's conquered England and Europe this season, you'd expect Manchester United to have more than 5 players going to Euro 2008....

Euro 2008 Roundup (02 June 08): Altintop may be out for Turkey, Switzerland’s Streller...

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Euro 2008 warm-ups are wrapping up, as the countdown to the start of the competition is inside the six-day mark. No one wants...

Euro 2008 Roundup (01 June 08): Injury concerns for Romania and Russia, co-hosts wrap...

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With a week to go before Euro 2008 starts, the 16 participants are busy with their final tune-ups before next weekend. Some teams look...

World Football Elo Ratings for Euro 2008 – an alternative to FIFA rankings?

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Four years ago, Dan Leo told me about a new ranking system. At least, it was new to me. Like most of us, I...

Euro 2008 Squads

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Euro 2008 features 16 teams with each consisting of a squad of 23 players (with 3 goalkeepers). The final squads were submitted on 28...

Netherlands Euro 2008 Squad

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It is 20 years since Holland won the one major title in their footballing history, and many believe they finally have a squad talented...

The 7 Most Popular Players going to Euro 2008

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Looking at the world of football through the eyes of the press can give you a perverted and totally false view of what's actually...

Euro 2008 Countdown – less than 2 weeks to go

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With just 2 weeks to go now the cream of Europe's footballing nations are gearing up for the European Championships in Austria and Switzerland. The...

Euro 2008 Countdown: Group C – Dracula’s Boys to struggle in ‘Group of Death’

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As always in a big tournament draw there is always several highly-fancied teams thrown together which ultimately leads to a big-name first round casualty...

UEFA U-17s 2008 potential stars – who are the future Kaka, Messi and Henry?

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Uefa's Under-17 Championships have revealed many a burgeoning young talent to a wider audience in the last six years. It is the stage where...

Death by Football: The Fall of the ‘big’ Teams

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In recent seasons, we have witnessed (and continue to witness), slowly but surely, the elegant destruction of what we know as the 'big' teams....

Euro 2008 Flags

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Euro 2008 promises to be massive - with or without England. Along with team beer and several exciting stars expected to leave a mark...

Euro 2008: A Preview of the Tournament’s Best XI

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In June, 16 of Europe's best national sides will descend upon Austria and Switzerland for the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, or as most...

France vs. Spain and Italy vs. Portugal headline a week of intriguing International Football

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Whilst the whole world and his mother are hypothesizing about Don Fabio and his crew, I thought it might be a good idea to...

Ruud Van Nistelrooy Video – Holland vs Andorra

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Ruud van Nistelrooy has had his share of taunting by opposition players for missing penalties. He rarely gets the chance to avenge it in the...

Holland 1-1 England – why is everyone celebrating?

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This article refers to a previous game. Read the latest England v Holland news here. England were frustratingly pedestrian, and the only thing that changed...

England vs Holland preview part 2

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This article refers to a previous game. Read the latest England v Holland news here. Less than 5 hours to go before England kick off...

England vs Holland preview

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This article refers to a previous game. Read the latest England v Holland news here. In a week's time, England take on Holland in a...