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Netherlands can repeat success of 1988, says Muhren


June 7th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Arnold Muhren, who helped the Netherlands win the 1988 European Football Championship, says the new Dutch generation can repeat the feat in the 2012 edition ... Read more...

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Romario boasts he’s better than Messi, Maradona


March 18th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 18 (IANS) Football legend and current Brazilian prliamentarian Romario has bragged that he is still the best football player ever.The scorer of more than 1,000 career ... Read more...

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Messi wins Fifa Ballon d’Or for third successive year


January 10th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Jan 10 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, named the world player of the year, has won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third successive year.The 24-year-old became only ... Read more...

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Court suspends Van Gaal’s appointment at Ajax


December 13th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Dec 13 (IANS) A court in Haarlem temporarily suspended the appointment of Louis Van Gaal as CEO at Ajax Football Club, until the shareholders get a chance to vote ... Read more...

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Johan Cruyff denies making racist remarks against Davids


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) Legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff has strongly denied he made racist remarks against compatriot and former Juventus star Edgar Davids.Cruyff allegedly told Davids that he was ... Read more...

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Dutch football club sign 18-month-old Internet sensation


April 28th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): An 18-month-old Dutch toddler has been signed by his local champion's division football club, VVV-Venlo, after a video of him expertly kicking football balls into his toy box scored ... Read more...

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Mourinho under criticism for using negative tactics


April 19th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is under criticism for using negative tactics in his club's 1-1 draw against arch rivals Barcelona.Madrid is eight points behind Barcelona in La ... Read more...

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Barca ready to sell full back Alves to Man City, says Cruyff


January 25th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.25 (ANI): Barcelona's honorary president and former Dutch international Johan Cruyff believes the Spanish club is ready to sell 25-million-pound-rated Dani Alves to Manchester City.Attacking fullback Alves is nearing the end ... Read more...

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Ex-star Cruyff blasts ‘vulgar’ Dutch


July 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Holland football legend Johan Cruyff has branded the current lot of Dutch football stars as 'vulgar' after their defeat in this year's World Cup final in South Africa."It ... Read more...

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Robben, Sneijder go where Van Basten and Gullit never went


July 7th, 2010 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (DPA) The Dutch generation of footballers around Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten are widely considered to be on par with the golden generation of Johan Cruyff and ... Read more...

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Uruguay could spoil Dutch party


July 5th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 5 (DPA) Every piece of good theatre needs a villain, and there is no doubt who will fill that role come Uruguay's World Cup football semi-final clash with the ... Read more...

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With an Italian manager England have no chance, feels Cryuff


June 8th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff feels that with Fabio Capello in charge, England have no chance of lifting the World Cup in South Africa. Cruyff feels that the growing ... Read more...

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Can the highly talented Dutch finally win World Cup? (Group E profile)


May 30th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, May 30 (DPA) Dutch football is best remembered for two World Cup runner-up finishes in 1974 and 1978. The superstars of the 2010 Netherlands squad are hoping to change that ... Read more...

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De Nooijer sets up hockey academy inspired by Cruyff


March 10th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Teun de Nooijer stand out on a hockey turf as much for his skills as for his dribbling and creativity. Known as the Dutch General, it is ... Read more...

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Dutch looking to paint South Africa orange (Team Profile)


November 28th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Nov 28 (DPA) Only a few countries can match the Netherlands for its football quality, but the nation of Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten is yet to ... Read more...

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Spain euphoric about Barcelona’s triple


May 28th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (DPA) The whole of Spain Thursday celebrated Barcelona's historic title treble of league, cup and Champions League. Barca became only the fifth team in Europe to achieve the treble by ... Read more...

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Barcelona players celebrate ‘incredible season’


May 28th, 2009 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 28 (DPA) Barcelona players were on cloud nine Wednesday after winning the Champions League to seal a historic treble. "It has been the perfect end to an incredible season," said Barcelona ... Read more...

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Barcelona fans celebrate league title, dream of ‘treble’


May 17th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 17 (DPA) The streets of Barcelona were packed with noisy, euphoric football fans just before midnight Saturday. Real Madrid, Barcelona's historic rivals, had just suffered a dramatic, late 3-2 ... Read more...

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Cruyff says Thierry Henry is the key in Chelsea-Barca face-off


May 5th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Johan Cruyff predicts that French and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry will see off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.Henry hit two goals in Saturday's 6-2 Bernabeu demolition of ... Read more...

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Spain hails Barcelona’s historic win in Madrid


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, May 3 (DPA) Barcelona's historic 6-2 win over Real Madrid has hugely impressed the Spanish media.Websites, television channels and radio stations competed with each other in their praise ... Read more...

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Barcelona are virtual Liga champs after thrashing Real Madrid


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Duncan Shaw Madrid, May 3 (DPA) Barcelona are the virtual Spanish league champions after a memorable 6-2 win over second-place Real Madrid.Barca turned in an astonishing performance Saturday after going an ... Read more...

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Goal scoring tougher now: Gerd Muller


January 20th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Legendary German striker Gerd Muller Monday said goal scoring has become a tougher job in world football now because of collective defending."Earlier, it used to be man-against-man. Now ... Read more...

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Ajax come to life with win in Hamburg


November 28th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Nov 28 (DPA) The concept of total football was nowhere to be seen, but 1-0 victory at SV Hamburg in the UEFA Cup was a sign that Ajax Amsterdam are coming ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho, Eto’o, Deco no longer wanted, says Barcelona coach


June 18th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Madrid, June 18 (DPA) Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o and Deco are no longer wanted at FC Barcelona. That was the unequivocal message given, loud and clear, by new Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola at ... Read more...

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Long summer of sales, signings for troubled Barcelona


May 1st, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Madrid, May 1 (DPA) The summer promises to be long and hot in Barcelona, with the Catalan giants working overtime to remodel their troubled squad. A consensus has emerged that Barca need ... Read more...

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