Sunday 08 December 2019

Young Hakim Ziyech fan is not selling his football shirt after all

Young Hakim Ziyech fan is not selling his football shirt after all

Ajax football player Hakim Ziyech is trying to trace the young boy he promised a football shirt, only to be conned by a trickster who pretended to be the lad’s father. The boy, named by a Moroccan football website as 11-year-old Hussairy, lives in Lille and had gone to the Champions League match between Lille and Ajax on November 27 with his mother. In the 70th minute the boy ran onto the pitch to embrace his idol Ziyech, who gave... More >

Real Madrid to sign Donny van de Beek

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has rejected the advances of London club Tottenham Hotspur in favour of Real Madrid, the Telegraaf reported on Friday. Real had been wooing Van de Beek since the summer but have now brought sufficient money to the table, the paper said. The Spanish club will reportedly be paying €55m   for the player who will make the move after this season is over. The deal, if it goes ahead, will make Van Beek the fourth... More >

Verstappen: 'Work to do this winter'

Max Verstappen confirmed his third place in the Formula One drivers’ championship with a runner’s-up spot in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-old Dutchman finished 16 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton in a race that brought the world champion his 11th win of the season, confirming his dominance. Charles Leclerc, Verstappen’s main rival for a top three finished, finished a further 26 seconds behind. Verstappen said his Red Bull team would have to work hard over... More >

Lang hits hat-trick for Ajax, PSV setback

Noa Lang scored a hat-trick on his full debut for Ajax as the Amsterdammers survived a scare to overcome Twente Enschede. The loss of Quincy Promes with a leg injury after 26 minutes looked to be a serious blow for Erik ten Hag’s side, who were 2-0 down at the time. But the 20-year-old Lang struck after 32 and 51 minutes to wipe out the advantage before substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave Ajax the lead. Lang’s third and a fifth goal... More >

Dutchman accused of football fraud

A Danish first division football team has filed a criminal complaint after signing a Dutchman who, the club says, had no skills and seems to have conned his way into the club. Bernio Verhagen, 25, arrived at Viborg in October, claiming to have been on transfer from Chilean side Audax Italiano. But he was taken off the pitch at the very first training session due to his ‘footballing qualities’. That, ‘coupled with a very messy private life’ reinforced the suspicion... More >

Mixed fortunes for Dutch clubs in Europe

There were mixed results for the three Dutch clubs competing in this season’s Europa League competition on Thursday night, but AZ of Alkmaar have sealed their place in the knock-out rounds. The team from Alkmaar were 2-0 down to Partizan after 88 minutes, but in a dramatic finish, Ferdy Druijff put away two to equalise, despite a red card for Myron Boadu. Feynoord of Rotterdam, are still in with a chance of moving on in the competition after a 2-2... More >

Ajax beat Lille, Feyenoord to meet Rangers

Amsterdam football club Ajax are just one match away from qualifying for the knock-out rounds of this year’s Champions League competition, following a 0-2 away win against Lille of France. Hakim Ziyech opened the scoring for the Amsterdammers just one minute 34 seconds into the game, the fastest goal in the competition so far. Quincy Promes scored the second goal in the second half. Ajax are now two points clear at the top of Group H and a draw against... More >

Amateur football games stopped by racism

Two amateur football matches in the Netherlands were suspended at the weekend because of racist remarks directed at the players from the stands. The game between VV Emmen and JOS Watergraafsmeer from Amsterdam was stopped for 15 minutes after a supporter shouted ‘Zwarte Piet’ at JOS’s captain Richmond Bossman. The away team’s coach, Cor ten Bosch, said the referee stopped the game after a number of his players confronted the fan. ‘I have several black players, they went over to... More >