Football in the Netherlands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24463/all en UPDATE 1-Soccer-Bulgaria and Hungary told to play behind closed doors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>BERNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bulgaria will play their next home World Cup qualifier behind closed doors after racism by fans and Hungary have been given the same punishment for the anti-semitic behaviour of supporters against Israel, FIFA said on Tuesday.</p> <p>In an unusually strongly worded statement from world soccer's governing body as it battles a slew of racism issues, FIFA described the behaviour of Hungary fans in the August friendly in Budapest as "abhorrent".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Labor Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:37 +0000 5731754 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Galatasaray say open talks to sign Sneijder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-galatasaray-say-open-talks-sign-sneijder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Galatasaray have opened talks to try to sign Inter Milan's out-of-favour Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder, the Turkish league leaders said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old has not played for the Italian side since negotiations aimed at getting him to accept a cut in wages broke down in November.</p> <p>"Galatasaray have begun talks with Inter for the transfer of Wesley Sneijder," a statement from the Turkish champions said.</p> <p>"The public will be informed of developments."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-galatasaray-say-open-talks-sign-sneijder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Technology Wesley Sneijder Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:22 +0000 5731798 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Van Persie and Suarez set for Old Trafford shoot-out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-soccer-van-persie-and-suarez-set-old-trafford-shoot-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martyn Herman</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez's tussle at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts continues at Old Trafford on Sunday as leaders Manchester United take on Liverpool in one of the season's most keenly-anticipated fixtures.</p> <p>Neither player can stop scoring but while the superlatives have rained down on 16-goal Dutchman Van Persie, Suarez's 15 have more often than not been accompanied with pantomime-villain antics that polarise opinion on the Uruguayan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-soccer-van-persie-and-suarez-set-old-trafford-shoot-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Robin van Persie Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:15:19 +0000 5732453 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Villa will be like wounded animals, warns Southampton boss http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-villa-will-be-wounded-animals-warns-southampton-boss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arthur Fane</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Southampton must be ready for a backlash from "wounded animal" Aston Villa when the Premier League strugglers meet at Villa Park on Saturday, manager Nigel Adkins warned.</p> <p>Villa, entrenched in a miserable run of form, suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at fourth tier Bradford City in their Capital One (League) Cup semi-final, first-leg meeting on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/soccer-villa-will-be-wounded-animals-warns-southampton-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Football in the United Kingdom Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:00:27 +0000 5733146 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-United beat Liverpool 2-1 after nervy finish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-united-beat-liverpool-2-1-after-nervy-finish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester United sealed a needlessly nervy 2-1 home win over Liverpool on Sunday after Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra put rival Luis Suarez in the shade.</p> <p>A dominant United somehow let Liverpool stay in the game but in the end stretched their advantage to 10 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City playing at Arsenal later (1600 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-united-beat-liverpool-2-1-after-nervy-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:00:44 +0000 5733833 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Dominant United and City beat pretend pretenders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-soccer-dominant-united-and-city-beat-pretend-pretender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(updates with City victory)</p> <p>* Van Persie scores again as United beat Liverpool 2-1</p> <p>* City win 2-0 at Arsenal after early red card</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester United and second-placed champions Manchester City put former English heavyweights Liverpool and Arsenal firmly in their place on Sunday with United's Robin van Persie again on song.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-soccer-dominant-united-and-city-beat-pretend-pretender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Football in the Netherlands Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:47 +0000 5733877 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Soccer-Dominant United and City beat pretend pretenders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-3-soccer-dominant-united-and-city-beat-pretend-pretender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>* Van Persie scores again as United beat Liverpool 2-1</p> <p>* City win 2-0 at Arsenal after early red card</p> <p>By Mark Meadows</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester United and second-placed champions Manchester City put former English heavyweights Liverpool and Arsenal firmly in their place on Sunday with United's Robin van Persie again on song.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-3-soccer-dominant-united-and-city-beat-pretend-pretender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Football in the United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:30:28 +0000 5733842 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hamburg's Van der Vaart expects to play against Nuremberg http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-hamburgs-van-der-vaart-expects-play-against-nuremberg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Hamburg SV playmaker Rafael van der Vaart expects to be fit for the Bundesliga restart against Nuremberg on Sunday after picking up a muscle injury during a winter training camp, the Dutch international said on Monday.</p> <p>"It is looking good for Nuremberg. I expect to be there on Sunday," Van der Vaart told reporters after an individual training session on Monday morning.</p> <p>The 29-year-old midfielder was injured in training at the Abu Dhabi camp last week days after a much-publicised separation from his wife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-hamburgs-van-der-vaart-expects-play-against-nuremberg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart Rafael van der Vaart Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:00:51 +0000 5734122 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Korean Hong to visit former mentor Hiddink at Anzhi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-south-korean-hong-visit-former-mentor-hiddink-at-anzhi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Hong Myung-bo, who guided South Korea to the 2012 Olympic bronze medal in soccer, will spend a few weeks at Anzhi Makhachkala, taking lessons from his former mentor Guus Hiddink, the Russian club said on Monday.</p> <p>"I'm very happy to come to Anzhi and learn a few things from such a great master as Guus Hiddink," Hong, 43, was quoted as saying by Anzhi's website (<a href="http://www.fc-anji.ru" title="www.fc-anji.ru">www.fc-anji.ru</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-south-korean-hong-visit-former-mentor-hiddink-at-anzhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:50 +0000 5734195 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Former Russian FA chief Fursenko cleared of fraud http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-former-russian-fa-chief-fursenko-cleared-fraud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Former Russian soccer chief Sergei Fursenko has been cleared of stealing money while in the job although his lavish spending left the country's FA (RFU) nearly $26.5 million in debt, state authorities announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I can assure you that Sergei Fursenko personally didn't pocket any money, we can now say it publicly," Sergei Stepashin, the head of Russia's Audit Chamber, told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-former-russian-fa-chief-fursenko-cleared-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in the Netherlands Sergei Fursenko Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:15:27 +0000 5734690 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Saudi Arabia sack Dutch coach Rijkaard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-saudi-arabia-sack-dutch-coach-rijkaard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia have sacked Frank Rijkaard as coach of the national soccer team after 18 months in charge, the country's football federation has announced.</p> <p>Rijkaard signed a three-year deal in July 2011 but a disappointing Gulf Cup of Nations campaign this month prompted the Dutchman's dismissal halfway through the contract.</p> <p>Saudi Arabia failed to make it past the group stage in Bahrain, recording a solitary win over Yemen but losing twice to Iraq and Kuwait.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-saudi-arabia-sack-dutch-coach-rijkaard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Frank Rijkaard Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:15:09 +0000 5735399 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ajax fined after fans protest against "modern football" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-ajax-fined-after-fans-protest-against-modern-football <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERNE, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Ajax Amsterdam have been fined by UEFA after their supporters protested against "modern football" during their Champions League match at home to Manchester City in October.</p> <p>Fans held a lot one banner saying "against modern football" and another which depicted a sheikh holding a bag with a dollar sign, with a red line drawn across it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-ajax-fined-after-fans-protest-against-modern-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AFC Ajax Association football Football in the Netherlands Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:30:48 +0000 5736067 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dutch championship summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch championship matches on Friday PSV Eindhoven 1 Tim Matavz 42 Red Card: Erik Pieters 67 PEC Zwolle 3 Fred Benson 25,54, Wiljan Pluim 63 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 33,000 - - - Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, January 19 Heerenveen v Heracles Almelo (1745) Twente Enschede v RKC Waalwijk (1845) NAC Breda v VVV-Venlo (1845) AZ Alkmaar v Vitesse Arnhem (1945) Sunday, January 20 Groningen v Utrecht (11</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Eredivisie Football in the Netherlands Wiljan Pluim Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:15:34 +0000 5736398 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-PSV slip to second after shock 3-1 home defeat by Zwolle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-psv-slip-second-after-shock-3-1-home-defeat-zwolle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Theo Ruizenaar</p> <p>ROTTERDAM, Jan 18 (Reuters) - PSV Eindhoven slipped to second place after a surprise 3-1 home defeat by PEC Zwolle who were helped by Fred Benson's double on Friday as the Dutch League resumed after the winter break.</p> <p>PSV have 40 points from 19 matches, level with Twente Enschede who host mid-table RKC Waalwijk on Saturday, while arch-rivals Ajax and Feyenoord, both three points off the pace, clash on Sunday in the game of the weekend in Amsterdam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-psv-slip-second-after-shock-3-1-home-defeat-zwolle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Erik Pieters Football in the Netherlands Sport in the Netherlands Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:00:29 +0000 5736423 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-English premier league top scorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-english-premier-league-top-scorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the English premier league on Saturday 17 Robin van Persie (Manchester United) 16 Luis Suarez (Liverpool) 14 Demba Ba (Chelsea) 13 Michu (Swansea City) 10 Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) Rickie Lambert (Southampton) Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) 9 Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Romelu Lukaku (West Bromwich Albion) 8 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Marouane Fellaini (Everton) Ser</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-english-premier-league-top-scorers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 17:15:26 +0000 5736636 at http://www.globalpost.com