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    GARETH SOUTHGATE has travelled to Vienna to watch Iran play Senegal in a friendly. The England manager is busy preparing for the Qatar World Cup after the Three Lions' Nations League campaign concluded with a 3-3 draw against Germany. 2Gareth Southgate travelled to Vienna to watch Iran vs SenegalCredit: Sky Sports News 2The England boss was accompanied by his assistant Steve HollandCredit: Sky Sports News And with England set to take on Iran in their opening World Cup fixture, Southgate is doing his homework in person. He was joined by his assistant manager Steve Holland at the behind closed doors match. Southgate, 52, was likely casting an eye over Iran's dangermen to work out how to nullify Carlos Queiroz's side. The England boss looked in good spirits despite mounting pressure on his team, and took time to pose for photos with fans ahead of kick-off. Despite a run of six matches without a win Southgate has belief in his squad and is re-assured by the leadership qualities some players have shown in recent days. He said after the Germany match:...
    FORMER Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has AXED veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul from Holland's World Cup squad. Krul, who has been a regular name in the squad since making his senior international debut in 2011, was omitted from the 25-man shortlist ahead of Holland's upcoming Nations League fixtures against Poland and Belgium. 1Krul will not appear a the World CupCredit: Getty Despite missing out on a call-up, he was invited to take part in specialist penalty practice with Remko Pasveer, Jasper Cillessen, Mark Flek, Andries Noppert, Justin Bijlow and Kjell Scherpen at the team's Dutch training base this week. However, he declined the offer and now his international career is in doubt. Van Gaal has revealed that not only will he miss out on the World Cup, but he will also be denied any other opportunities to link-up with the national team. The ex-United boss said: "Krul called me to tell me that he will pass. Read More World Cup NewsChicharit-NO EX-Man Utd star Javier Hernandez suffers World Cup 2022 heartbreak "I thought it was a shame, because I...
    NETHERLANDS will take on South American outfit Ecuador in their second Group A clash - and Oranje fans will be expecting three points. Holland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup leaving the entire world stunned due to their unbelievable squad. 2Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben failed to guide Holland to a 2018 World Cup spotCredit: Reuters 2Ecuador held Brazil to a 1-1 draw where Alisson controversially avoided a red cardCredit: EPA But their new range of talent such as Frankie de Jong and Cody Gakpo has led people to believe that they could be the dark horses of the tournament. And Netherlands will be backed to get the job done against an Ecuadorian side who haven't made it out the group stages since 2006. However, the South American nation have held both Brazil and Argentina to 1-1 draws this calendar year. What time does Netherlands vs Ecuador kick off? Netherlands' second Group A clash against Ecuador will happen on Friday, November 25. It is scheduled to kick off at 4pm UK time - 6pm local time....
    THEY missed out on a place at the 2018 World Cup, but the Netherlands are back! And they get things underway in a fascinating contest with Afcon champions Senegal. 2Sadio Mane will look to lead Senegal into the World Cup knockout stages for the second time in their historyCredit: AFP 2Frenkie de Jong could be key to Holland's success at the World CupCredit: Getty Sadio Mane and the Lions of Teranga beat fellow Liverpool star Mo Salah's Egypt on penalties to get to the tournament, in a match dogged by so many laser pens that the stadium in Dakar looked more like an Ibiza nightclub. Holland looked like they might miss out on a World Cup spot to Turkey at one point. However, things stabilised once Louis van Gaal took over as manager after a failed Euro 2020 campaign and went the rest of qualifying unbeaten. After the draw was made, former Man Utd boss Van Gaal said that he didn't know a lot about Senegal's football team but he had been on holiday to the country. What time does...
    LOUIS VAN GAAL has urged Frenkie de Jong to leave Barcelona before the World Cup kicks off in November. De Jong, 25, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Nou Camp this summer. 2De Jong has been linked with a move away from BarcelonaCredit: Getty 2Van Gaal has urged him to leave the club before the World CupCredit: Getty Manchester United have been pushing to sign him since the transfer window opened in June, but the midfielder has made it clear that he does not want to make the move to Old Trafford. However, Barcelona chiefs are attempting to force him out of the club, suggesting that he should reduce his wage demands or leave. The Catalan giants already owe De Jong around £17million in unpaid wages after he agreed to defer the payment of his salary during the Coronavirus pandemic. Club officials now believe that negotiating a move away for the Dutchman would resolve any financial differences. Read More on Man UtdRED DEVILS LATEST PSG 'want' Rashford, Frenkie de Jong deal AGREED, Ronaldo latest But, Holland...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S pursuit of Jurrien Timber has fallen apart after Louis van Gaal told him he would face the AXE for the World Cup, according to reports. Erik ten Hag wanted to bring Ajax defender Timber with him to Old Trafford with a transfer between the two parties edging closer to agreement. 2Ten Hag (L) wanted to bring Timber with him to Old TraffordCredit: Getty 2Timber has been warned about his World Cup spot by Dutch coach Van Gaal (L)Credit: Getty However, Netherlands boss Van Gaal - who managed United between 2014 and 2016 - reportedly told the defender he could be axed from the Dutch World Cup squad in Qatar if he wasn't playing every week. On whether a deal could still be struck between the parties, Dutch journalist Marcel Van Der Kraan told Sky Sports: "Absolutely dead (the deal) in the water. "The player was ready to come. The players agents were in London at Manchester United's offices two weeks ago. "The talks were very good, money was never a problem but then Louis van Gaal turned...
    BRENNAN JOHNSON says he can take some of the pressure off Gareth Bale at the World Cup. The Nottingham Forest wonderkid scored for the second Wales game running in Tuesday’s 3-2 Nations League defeat to Holland. 1Brennan Johnson insists he can take the scoring pressure off Gareth Bale In QatarCredit: AP Captain Bale thought he had salvaged an injury-time draw in Rotterdam with his 39th international goal before Memphis Depay slammed home a 93rd-minute winner. But rising star Johnson, who is staking his claim for a starting spot in Qatar, believes he can ease the burden on Wales’ talisman in the Middle East. Johnson, 21, said: “If that is what I can do then I am happy to do it, if that takes a bit of pressure off him. I always want to score goals myself. “But also the boys like Aaron Ramsey and H [Harry Wilson], they can all chip in with goals as well and have shown it in the past. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLBIG BEN Man Utd prepare bid for Ismael Bennacer as AC Milan midfielder wants...
    ARSENAL transfer target Cody Gakpo is open to leaving PSV Eindhoven this summer. The forward has been in brilliant form this season with 21 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. 1Cody Gakpo is open to a summer transferCredit: Getty His form has caught the eye of some of Europe's biggest clubs including Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich. But Arsenal are believed to be in pole position to land a £42million transfer - and now Gakpo has revealed a move could be on the cards. He told De Telegraaf: "Anything can happen this summer. “I will now calmly compare all the options and see what is best for me. Staying another year is also an option. Read More on ArsenalGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal battling Brentford for Aaron Hickey, Neville SLAMS Granit Xhaka “It would be a shame if I went somewhere where I wouldn’t get a job at all and I could miss the World Cup. I’ll keep that in mind.” Last month the Dutchman also shared his desire to play in the Premier League and his fondness of the...
    RONALD KOEMAN is set to take over as Netherlands manager for a second time after the World Cup in Qatar. The 59-year-old will replace Louis van Gaal in the hot-seat once the showpiece is over this winter, after the former Manchester United boss revealed he is battling prostate cancer. 2Ronald Koeman is set to become Holland manager for a second time in January after the World CupCredit: Getty 2Current boss Louis van Gaal has revealed he is battling prostate cancerCredit: Getty And he will officially take charge of the Dutch side from January 1, claims De Telegraaf. Koeman spent two years leading his country between 2018 and 2020 but left the post to join Barcelona, the LaLiga giants he represented during his playing days. That was after a spell in the Premier League, initially impressing at Southampton and then Everton before he was axed by the Toffees in 2017. His stint back at the Nou Camp also ended in miserable fashion. READ MORE FOOTBALLTAKE PAT Piers calls for Vieira to replace Arteta and shreds Lacazette after Palace loss The Catalans...
    RONALD KOEMAN will take over as Netherlands manager for a second time after the World Cup in Qatar. The 59-year-old will replace Louis van Gaal, who has revealed he is battling prostate cancer, in the hot-seat once the showpiece is over this winter. 2Ronald Koeman will become Holland manager for a second time in January after the World CupCredit: Getty 2Current boss Louis van Gaal has revealed he is battling prostate cancerCredit: Getty And he will officially take charge of the Dutch side from January 1, claims De Telegraaf. Koeman spent two years leading his country between 2018 and 2020 but left the post to join Barcelona, the LaLiga giants he represented during his playing days. That was after a spell in the Premier League, initially impressing at Southampton and then Everton before he was axed by the Toffees in 2017. His stint back at the Nou Camp also ended in miserable fashion. READ MORE FOOTBALLTAKE PAT Piers calls for Vieira to replace Arteta and shreds Lacazette after Palace loss The Catalans missed out on both LaLiga and the Champions...
    HOLLAND boss Louis van Gaal has admitted that he has never seen Qatar play in a competitive match. The Dutch were placed into Group A alongside the World Cup hosts and will be the favourites to progress to the round-of-16. 2Van Gaal claims that he has never seen Qatar playCredit: Getty Ecuador and Africa Cup of Nations winners Senegal were also drawn in the group, but Van Gaal is clearly not phased about who his side will face. He said: "I don’t know if this is a nice draw, I don’t know much about these countries. "I have been in Senegal on holiday two years ago, I have never been in Ecuador, I have never seen Qatar play." Qatar are currently 51st in the Fifa rankings and will be making their World Cup debut later this year. Read More on Man UtdMan Utd news live Cristiano Ronaldo ABSENT from squad, Ten Hag CONFIRMS talks Van Gaal has already been very vocal with his views on the competition and recently slammed the decision to host it in Qatar. He said: “Everyone...
    HAKIM ZIYECH flew straight to Holland to watch former clubs Ajax and FC Twente in action after helping Chelsea win the Club World Cup. The 28-year-old came off the bench against Palmeiras in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi, before attending the clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena the following day. 3Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech helped the club win the Club World Cup on SaturdayCredit: Getty View this post on Instagram A post shared by AFC Ajax (@afcajax) 3Ziyech then headed over to Holland to watch former clubs Ajax and Twente face each otherCredit: Getty Former Morocco international Ziyech joined the Blues from Dutch giants Ajax in 2020 in a £37million deal. Ziyech spent four years at Ajax where he won the Eredivisie title and KNVB Cup once each, while also chipping in with 49 goals and 81 assists in 165 games. Prior to his switch to the Amsterdam outfit, he enjoyed two seasons with Twente where he banged in 34 goals and provided 30 assists from 76 matches. And on Sunday he was present at Ajax's ground to watch them...
    HOLLAND celebrated reaching the World Cup in style as they partied in their dressing room after clinching a place at the finals on Tuesday night. The Dutch booked their ticket to Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Norway as goals from Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay gave them the crucial win. 4The Dutch celebrated reaching the World Cup for the first time since 2014Credit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4The players were celebrating jubilantly in the dressing room after their winCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4Van Dijk looked thrilled to have reached the World Cup for the first timeCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4Van Gaal was front and centre for the celebratory pictures despite being in his wheelchairCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje And one man who was over the moon to have qualified was Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk as he sang and danced with the rest of his squad. The 30-year-old celebrated making his FIRST international tournament with his country. This is because Holland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup before the defender then went on to miss out on this summer's...
    LOUIS VAN GAAL will not be pitch-side for the Netherlands' World Cup qualifier against Norway on Tuesday evening. His side can secure guarantee a place at Qatar 2022 with a point, but the wheelchair-bound boss will not be in the dugout because it would take TOO LONG to push him across the pitch. 2Van Gaal has been taking Netherlands training from a golf buggyCredit: Getty 2And will not be able to be pitch-side on Tuesday eveningCredit: EPA The De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam is the venue for the clash. But because walking to the dugouts involves crossing the pitch after leaving the dressing room, ex-Manchester United boss Van Gaal will have to watch on from a box. Dutch outlet AD report that Van Gaal will be with the players before the game and at half time because his box is close to the changing rooms. But the awkward positioning of the dugouts means there wouldn't be time to wheel the 70-year-old across the grass at half time and then back again for the start of the second...
    LIVERPOOL's Virgil van Dijk has hit out at his Holland teammates for their poor second-half performance in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Montenegro. The Dutch could have sealed their qualification to next year's World Cup in Qatar with a victory over Montenegro at the Podgorica City Stadium. 1Virgil van Dijk won his 43rd Holland cap and captained the side in the 2-2 draw with MontenegroCredit: Getty And looked like they were sailing through after going 2-0 up thanks to a Memphis Depay double with a penalty and a smart flick at the near post. But they capitulated in the last ten minutes, with Montenegro's Ilija Vukotic rounding Justin Bijlow to slot home from close range after 82 minutes. And Nikola Vujnovic climbed above Daley Blind to head home in the 86th minute, dashing the Dutch's hopes of guaranteeing their qualification. Speaking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, Van Dijk, 30, said: "The way we played in the second half was just outrageous. "We always want to have the ball, we all want to play football, attack and score. But football is...
    GERD MULLER wrote his name into the history books time and time again - especially when he scored the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final.  The heroic striker tragically passed away at the age of 75. 10 Germany and Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller is one of the most lethal strikers of all-timeCredit: Michael Donald 10 But photo-journalist Michael Donald also found the diminutive star to also be much more modest than may be expectedCredit: Michael Donald But four years before his sad death, Muller opened up on his finest hour: hitting the back of the net to crown West Germany as world champs. Despite more than 700 career goals and 14 major honours, he even admitted his crippling pre-match nerves after a fortune-teller predicted the Netherlands would win. West Germany were up against one of the greatest sides of all-time, Rinus Michels and Johan Cruyff's side that pioneered 'Total Football'. The Dutch side had breezed to the final, dismantling Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay on the way with a brand of football never seen before. The Netherlands were...
    USA have progressed through to the semi-final of the the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after beating Holland 4-2 on penalties.  The two finalists from the 2019 Women's World Cup final met in the quarter-finals of this summer's Olympic Games in Yokohama on Friday and played out 120 minutes of football. However, it was Vlatko Andonovski's side who held their bottle after the 2-2 result and emerged victorious on penalties - thanks to goals from Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe. USA have progressed through to the semi-final of the the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games They finished their quarter-final against Holland 2-2 after 120 minutes of football RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'You don't scare us': Netherlands soccer coach says USA... 'We will never stop fighting for EQUALITY': Megan Rapinoe... 'We don't buy it': Megan Rapinoe refuses apology from US... Megan Rapinoe confident of 'positive outcome' as court date... Share this article Share 166 shares The quarter-final in Yokohama came off the back of an uncharacteristic group stage for the USA - having finished...
    LOUIS VAN GAAL looks set to embark on a third stint as Holland boss amid reports of him reaching an agreement on the role with the Dutch FA. The ex-Manchester United manager will be tasked with helping the side reach the 2022 World Cup following their disappointing last 16 exit from Euro 2020.  2Former Man United boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly in line to become Netherlands bossCredit: PA:Press Association The reports come weeks after Frank de Boer stepped down as Holland coach after his team crashed out of the Euros following a shock 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claims Van Gaal, 69, has met Holland’s football chiefs’ criteria for the role.  And it is thought Dutch FA’s director of football Nico-Jan Hoogma was looking to hire a national gaffer with the aura of Ronald Koeman.  Van Gaal, who is one of the world’s most successful club managers, has taken charge of Holland on two separate occasions from 2000-2002 and from 2012-2014.  The former Ajax chief, who turns 70 in August, led a memorable run...
    REFEREE Stephanie Frappart made history yesterday by becoming the first woman to officiate a men's World Cup qualifier. The 37-year-old took charge of Holland's 2-0 win against Latvia. 3Frappart has become the first woman to referee a men's World Cup qualifierCredit: Getty 3The 37-year-old produced four yellow cards during Holland's 2-0 win over LatviaCredit: AP Frappart has been a trailblazer in the men's game during the last decade. In 2011 she began referring in the third tier of French football, making the step up to Ligue 2 in 2014. Frappart began officiating in Ligue 1 in 2019 - and was in charge for the Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea later that year. In November she became the first woman to referee a men's Champions League game, taking charge of a group stage tie between Juventus and Dynamo Kiev. That game is fondly remembered for Cristiano Ronaldo's 750th career goal as the Italian giants cruised to a 3-0 win. She has also been a prominent figure in the women's game, taking charge of several World Cup matches -...
    ERLING HAALAND and Martin Odegaard led the way as Norway's stars pushed a powerful human rights message before Wednesday's World Cup 2022 qualifier against Gibraltar. There have been fresh calls to boycott World Cup hosts Qatar over their human rights record. 1Norway stars wore a defiant human rights shirt before their game with Gibraltar And Norway players proudly lined up before kick-off with a white shirt bearing the message: "Human rights. On and off the pitch." The Norwegian national anthem rang out as the players looked on defiantly. Their stance comes after shocking claims of worker mistreatment by Qatar since they were named World Cup 2022 hosts a decade ago. The Guardian says over 6,500 migrants from countries including Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India have died working on construction sites in Qatar. Among structures being built are new stadiums, roads, an airport and even a new city. And the issue of the lack of human rights for migrant workers in the country has become more prominent ahead of this month's first qualifiers for the tournament. Liverpool and Holland Georginio Wijnaldum...
    HOLLAND’S hopes of reaching the 2022 World Cup got off to a terrible start as they were taught a lesson by Turkey on Wednesday. Frank de Boer’s men were beaten 4-2 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul to raise fears of a second successive exit in the World Cup qualifying stage. 6Burak Yilmaz scored a hat-trick as Turkey beat Holland 4-2Credit: Getty 6The defeat raises fears of a second successive World Cup qualifying stage exit for the DutchCredit: Getty Two first-half goals from Lille’s veteran striker Burak Yilmaz led the way for Turkey. And the game was almost put to bed one minute into the second 45 thanks to a strike from AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. Holland pulled one back through Ajax’s Davy Klaassen before Sevilla’s Luuk de Jong added another. But Yilmaz popped up in the 81st minute for an incredible hat-trick to sela the result. Turkey had just 34 per cent possession against their Dutch counterparts, who also played nearly double the amount of passes. And Turkey showed their efficiency in front of the net by...
    TURKEY host Holland as the World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign kicks off this week. Norway, Montenegro, Latvia and Gibraltar make up Group G. 1Holland face a tough trip to TurkeyCredit: AFP When is Turkey vs Holland? Turkey vs Holland will kick off at 5pm on Wednesday, March 24. That's 8pm in Turkey and 6pm in the Netherlands. The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul plays host. When the sides last met back in 2015, Turkey were 3-0 winners in Konya as they beat the Dutch to a Euro 2016 spot. What TV channel and live stream is Turkey vs Holland on? Turkey vs Holland will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football. Sky begin their coverage 4.55pm. Sky Sports Football will also be showing Serbia vs Republic of Ireland following this match. To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account. Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99. ...
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