Friday 22 November 2019

Verstappen bullish after victory in Brazil

Max Verstappen claimed his third win of the Formula 1 season and the eighth of his career with a commanding drive at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Starting from pole position for only the second time in his career, Verstappen roared into the lead and stayed there for most of the race, twice overtaking world champion-elect Lewis Hamilton after pit stops. Second place went to Pierre Gasly after Hamilton was penalised five seconds and demoted to seventh for taking out Verstappen’s... More >

Oranje qualify for Euro 2020 with 0-0 draw

The Netherlands sealed qualification for Euro 2020, their first summer tournament in six years, with a workmanlike 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland in Belfast. The Dutch progress from Group C together with Germany, who eased past Belarus 4-0 in the night’s other game, while Northern Ireland can still qualify through the play-offs in the spring. Captain Virgil van Dijk said he was satisfied with the result. ‘We’re going to the finals, that’s the most important thing,’ he told NOS. ‘We... More >

Cruyff Foundation in court over biography

The Johan Cruyff Foundation has gone to court to have a biography of the Dutch football legend withdrawn from sale. The new biography of Cruijff, who died in 2016, claims that the foundation paid its founder €1m a year for the right to use his name and image to promote itself. Biographer Auke Kok bases his claim on three different sources, he told television chat show De Wereld Draait Door on Thursday. The foundation itself said it is shocked by... More >

'Criminals trying to infiltrate football'

Some 70 Dutch amateur football clubs say they have evidence that criminals have been trying to infiltrate their organisations, RTL Nieuws said on Thursday. The broadcaster bases its claim on a survey of 386 amateur clubs and found many are concerned about being offered cash money by dubious sponsors and sponsors who want to remain anonymous. Groningen club VVK, which is in financial trouble, told RTL that it had turned down a sponsorship deal because it was concerned about the... More >

Ajax and Chelsea draw in bizarre match

Amsterdam football club Ajax gave away a 1-4 lead to escape with a draw in a bizarre evening’s football in London that saw the Amsterdammers go down to nine men. Both Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were sent off, leaving Ajax with nine men for the final 20 minutes of play and the score at 3-4 after a penalty. But the Amsterdammers’ hung on in what commentators said was an ‘ an astonishing night of Champions League football.’ Match report... More >

Erik ten Hag confirms he will stay at Ajax

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will stay with the Amsterdam club until the end of the season, despite being linked to Bayern Munich. ‘I feel a strong connection with my team. I can confirm I will stay with Ajax this season,’ Ten Hag told reporters on Monday evening, ahead of the club’s Champions League match against Chelsea in London. Ten Hag’s name had been linked to the German side after they sacked trainer Niko Kovac at... More >