Tag: AMSTERDAM

Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Luke Shaw has received a visit from PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno, whose challenge in Tuesday's Champions League tie broke the Manchester United fullback's leg in two places.

Moreno was accompanied on Friday by PSV coach Phillip Cocu at the hospital in Geldorp, where Shaw underwent surgery directly after being admitted.

"We first asked whether Shaw would meet us, which he wanted to," Cocu told Dutch media on Saturday. "We offered him the assist of PSV should he need anything in relation to his recovery."

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Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Luke Shaw has received a visit from PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno, whose challenge in Tuesday's Champions League tie broke the Manchester United fullback's leg in two places.

Moreno was accompanied on Friday by PSV coach Phillip Cocu at the hospital in Geldorp, where Shaw underwent surgery directly after being admitted.

"We first asked whether Shaw would meet us, which he wanted to," Cocu told Dutch media on Saturday. "We offered him the assist of PSV should he need anything in relation to his recovery."

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Soccer-Unfashionable Heracles win again to edge close to lead

Soccer-Unfashionable Heracles win again to edge close to lead

AMSTERDAM, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Unfashionable Heracles Almelo won for a fourth time in five games this season to move to within one point of the Dutch league leaders on Sunday.

Their 1-0 victory at ADO Den Haag pushed them to 12 points, where they were joined by Feyenoord who scraped home by a single goal against Willem II Tilburg.

Feyenoord & Heracles sit just behind leaders Ajax, who lost their 100 percent record on Saturday, & one point above champions PSV Eindhoven.

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Golf-Joint leader Slattery chasing second successive victory

Golf-Joint leader Slattery chasing second successive victory

AMSTERDAM, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Lee Slattery is looking to capture back-to-back European Tour victories after a seven-under-par 63 earned the Englishman a share of the lead in the third round of the Dutch Open at Zandvoort on Saturday.

The 37-year-old, who won last week's Russian Open, is on 16-under 194 on the links of the Kennemer Golf & Country Club, alongside Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello (63).

Scotland's Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion, is third on 195 after carding a 63, one stroke ahead of Belgian Thomas Pieters (62).

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Soccer-Dutch media mourn end of an era after Euro 2016 crisis

Soccer-Dutch media mourn end of an era after Euro 2016 crisis

AMSTERDAM, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The Netherlands were plunged into a veritable crisis after Sunday's 3-0 loss in Turkey left their Euro 2016 qualification hopes in tatters with the local press declaring it as the end of an era.

New coach Danny Blind said the team had "shot ourselves in the foot" with individual errors in the defeat in Konya, which followed on a 1-0 home loss to Iceland on Thursday.

The two losses in Blind's first two games left the Dutch floundering in fourth place in Group A, needing to overhaul a two-point deficit on third placed Turkey with two games to play in October to have any chance of reaching the Euro 2016 finals via the November play-offs.

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Soccer-Iceland's imminent qualification has been on the cards-coach

Soccer-Iceland's imminent qualification has been on the cards-coach

By Mark Gleeson

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Iceland's ascent to the brink of qualifying for their first major tournament has been increasingly on the cards, co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said as an expectant country anticipates achieving tha goal on Sunday.

One win from their last three Group A qualifiers will ensure a place at Euro 2016 in France for the Nordic nation.

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Soccer-Iceland's imminent qualification has been on the cards-coach

Soccer-Iceland's imminent qualification has been on the cards-coach

By Mark Gleeson

AMSTERDAM, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Iceland's ascent to the brink of qualifying for their first major tournament has been increasingly on the cards, co-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said as an expectant country anticipates achieving tha goal on Sunday.

One win from their last three Group A qualifiers will ensure a place at Euro 2016 in France for the Nordic nation.

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Soccer-Dutch chase third spot in group after Blind's horror debut

Soccer-Dutch chase third spot in group after Blind's horror debut

By Mark Gleeson

AMSTERDAM, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The Netherlands, just over a year after finishing third at the World Cup, have resigned themselves to battling for the third place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group & the prospect of playoffs after a horror debut for new coach Danny Blind.

Thursday's 1-0 home loss to Iceland left the Dutch third in their group standings & facing a key match against Turkey, who are only one point behind them, on Sunday.

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Soccer-Iceland close to finals after another shock win over Dutch

Soccer-Iceland close to finals after another shock win over Dutch

AMSTERDAM, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Iceland moved a step closer to qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals as a controversial penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson saw them upset a 10-man Netherlands side 1-0 on Thursday.

The 51st minute spot kick looked to be a harsh decision against Gregory van der Wiel, who received to the ball with his tackle as Birkir Bjarnason tumbled over his feet.

But Sigurdsson squeezed the penalty under Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to take the North Atlantic island nation to the brink of a first major championship appearance.

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Soccer-Iceland on brink after shock win over Dutch

Soccer-Iceland on brink after shock win over Dutch

By Mark Gleeson

AMSTERDAM, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Iceland moved a step closer to clinching a berth at Euro 2016 after a controversial penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson secured a shock 1-0 victory over 10-man Netherlands on Thursday.

The referee awarded the spot kick in the 51st minute even though Gregory van der Wiel seemed to win the ball in a challenge with Birkir Bjarnason.

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