Sunday 07 August 2022

Eredivisie kicks off, five Dutch teams in Europe and familiar faces are back

Eredivisie kicks off, five Dutch teams in Europe and familiar faces are back

The new Eredivisie season kicks off on Friday night after an 82 day hiatus with Heerenveen and Sparta Rotterdam in action at 8pm. On Saturday Ajax meet Fortuna Sittard, who avoided relegation last season. Ajax have gone through many changes this summer break, selling Lisandro Martinez, Ryan Gravenberch and Sebastien Haller, and coach Alfred Schreuder has brought in plenty of new faces and one old one with the cash. The Amsterdammers have won the league for the past three seasons... More >

PSV beat Ajax to win Johan Cruijff Schield

Eindhoven football club PSV opened the football season on Saturday evening in goal-rich fashion, with a 5-3 win over Ajax to take the Johan Cruijff Shield – also known as the Dutch Super Cup. The match was the first official one for KNVB Cup winners PSV under new coach Ruud van Nistelrooij. Ajax, who took the league title last season, also have a new coach in Alfred Schreuder. Guus Til scored a hat trick for PSV while Cody Gakpo made... More >

Dutch women lose to France

The Dutch women’s football team are out of the European Cup competition in England after losing their quarter final tie with France 0-1. The defending champions had held the French to a 0-0 draw at the end of regular play, with new keeper Daphne van Domselaar again putting on a cast iron display. But the French converted an extra time penalty to end Dutch hopes of reaching the semi-finals. Match report and comment ‘I am unbelievably proud of the players... More >

Silver for Femke Bol in 400 metres hurdles

Femke Bol has won the silver medal in the 400 metres hurdles on the eighth day of the World athletics championships in the US. The medal is Bol’s second of the games, having helped propel the mixed 4×400 relay team to the silver earlier in the week. The race was won by Sydney McLaughlin of the US, who broke the world record for the fourth time in her career with a time of 50.68.  Bol, who is number three on... More >

Dutch cricketers qualify for T20 World Cup

The Netherlands’ men’s cricket team booked their berth at the T20 World Cup in Australia in October this year by finishing as the runners-up at the T20 World Cup qualifier B held in Zimbabwe last week. The Dutch complete a group which includes the United Arab Emirates, whom they take on on October 16, Namibia and Sri Lanka, the two sides that defeated Oranje at last year’s World Cup, with the final game on October 20. Only the top two... More >