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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Netherlands

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# Coronavirus
Covid-19: Curfews, lockdowns and travel limits in place across Europe amid fears of Christmas surge
Tougher measures are being implemented across the continent.
# Netherlands
Manchester United's Donny van de Beek earns the Dutch a draw against Spain
The Manchester United midfielder scored the leveller in this evening’s international friendly in Amsterdam.
# Business As Usual
Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.
# Netherlands
Dutch prime minister orders bars and restaurants to close in new 'partial lockdown'
The sale of alcohol and cannabis will also be banned after 8pm.
# To be Frank
De Boer appointed Netherlands boss after being sacked by MLS club
The former Atlanta United manager succeeds Ronald Koeman as Dutch national team boss.
# Brilliant Orange
Cruyff inspiration for new Barca boss Koeman
Koeman was named as replacement for the sacked Quique Setien last week.
# mh17
Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight
A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.
# Netherlands
Dutch prime minister didn't visit dying mother due to lockdown measures
Mark Rutte today announced the recent death of his 96-year-old mother in a care home in The Hague.
# blond ambition
Euro delay sees Koeman's Barcelona clause pushed back
The club’s former assistant has revealed any return to Camp Nou will now have to wait another year.
# Mark Rutte
Dutch PM shakes hands with expert immediately after ordering end to handshaking
Mark Rutte, realising his mistake, then bumped elbows with Jaap van Dissel.
# Schiphol
MH17 murder trial begins despite suspects still being at large
Four men are charged and are likely to go on trial in absentia.
# Netherlands
Four people to stand trial over the downing of flight MH17 that killed all 298 people on board
The plane travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was hit by a Russian-made missile in July 2014.
# Ajax
Daley Blind diagnosed with inflammation of the heart muscle
The former Manchester United defender insists he is “feeling good” after he was diagnosed with a heart problem.
# Pipped
Van Dijk 'respects greatness' after losing out to Messi
He may have finished runner up to Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but Virgil van Dijk had no qualms about losing out to the Barcelona star.
# Netherlands
Three minors injured in The Hague stabbing have been released from hospital
Police say they are are still searching for the suspect.
# Netherlands
Dutch supermarket drops call for staff to upload pictures in underwear to help size uniforms
The Dutch Data Protection Authority said the move was “bizarre”.
# Migration
25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain
The people found received medical attention at the port.
# Euro 2020
'It's terrible to watch' - Dutch boss Koeman criticises Northern Ireland's playing style
The Netherlands scored three late goals to overcome Michael O’Neill’s side last night.
# dutch courage
'They are fighting machines, they will get you by the throat' - Koeman wary of Northern Ireland threat
The Oranje host Michael O’Neill’s men in tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
# Derk Wiersum
Dutch defence lawyer representing state witness in huge gangland case shot dead in broad daylight
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the killing in broad daylight in the Dutch capital was “incredibly disturbing”.
# Dutch Gold
Gini Wijnaldum on target as Netherlands come from behind to stun Germany in Euro qualifier
The Liverpool midfielder scored and assisted on Friday night as the Netherlands secured a 4-2 win.
# the end
After an incredible career, Netherlands great Sneijder retires from professional football
Wesley Sneijder has struck a business deal with Utrecht, having called time on his playing career.
# Burqa ban
Ban on burqas in public places in the Netherlands takes effect
Between 200 and 400 women are estimated to wear a burqa or niqab in the country of 17 million people.
# Rotterdam
Gary O'Donovan wins bronze medal in Rotterdam as four Irish crews reaching World Cup semi-finals
It has been a highly successful day on the water in Rotterdam.
Mystery surrounds Dutch postman's burial of thousands of letters in forest
Police found a “significant amount” of mail in eight holes each measuring one metre deep.
# Go your own way
'The Marc Overmars route' - Barcelona new boy De Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal
The former Ajax midfielder thought he would move to north London before he went to Spain, following in the footsteps of another Dutch great.
# On the Line
'I was born ready' - Dream day for Wexford's O'Neill after World Cup gold and meeting Rapinoe
Michelle O’Neill lined out as an assistant referee in yesterday’s World Cup final in Lyon.
USA v Netherlands, Women's World Cup final
USA faced Netherlands in women’s football’s biggest game.
# Dutch Gold
Netherlands legend Cocu appointed Derby boss with Shay Given part of coaching team
The 48-year-old won three Eredivisie titles with PSV but was fired as Fenerbahçe boss in November.
# cutting inside no more
Dutch legend Robben announces his retirement at age of 35
Having left Bayern Munich, he calls time on a remarkable, trophy-laden career.
# Amsterdam
The Netherlands' most notorious gangster has been jailed for life for five murders
Willem Holleeder’s “life was determined by greed, lust for power and violence”, judges said.
Netherlands v Sweden, Women's World Cup semi-final
Relive all the drama as the Dutch found a winner in extra-time to book their place in Sunday’s decider.
# Brilliant Orange
Oranje make history with second-half headers
The Netherlands scored twice in the second half to see off Italy in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals.
# Late Late Show
Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals
Lieke Martens scored the crucial spot-kick to put the Netherlands into the last eight.
# mh17
4 people charged with murder over downing of flight MH17
The plane travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was hit by a Russian-made missile in July 2014.
# room for improvement
'Van Dijk needs to be better' - Gullit wants more from Liverpool's 'missing link'
The Dutch defender has been consistently solid for the Reds but his compatriot believes his form for the national team must improve.
# Record Breaker
22-year-old Miedema becomes Netherlands' record-goalscorer with double against Cameroon
Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema scored twice as the Netherlands sealed their place in the knockout stages.
# Going Well
Northern Ireland have cranked up pressure on Netherlands - O'Neill
They sit nine points ahead of the Dutch, who have played two fewer games.
# Wanted
Highly-rated Ajax midfielder plays down links to Man United and Tottenham
Matthijs de Ligt is set to join Frenkie de Jong in leaving the club, but Donny van de Beek would be content to stay put.
# let's be team-mates
'I was a little shocked, so I laughed' - Ronaldo asked in-demand De Ligt to join him at Juventus
The Portuguese captain spoke to his Dutch opponent at the full-time whistle of last night’s Nations League final.