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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Netherlands

All time
# home comforts
Valencia star's strike delivers Nations League glory for Portugal
Goncalo Guedes scored in the second half at the Estadio do Dragao to see off the Dutch challenge.
‘Everyone makes mistakes’ - Henderson backs Stones and Barkley after Netherlands defeat
The Liverpool skipper believes the Three Lions will learn from their errors in Thursday night’s Nations League loss.
# Rooting out the problem
Uprooted tree leads to discovery of significant cocaine lab following storm in Netherlands
The discovery was made following a storm on Thursday.
# Nations League
'We have a group who are an embarrassment': Southgate doubles down on travelling fan behaviour
With some supporters misbehaving in Porto ahead of a Nations League semi-final clash, the Three Lions manager slammed those involved
Koeman hails Barcelona-bound star's outstanding display
The Dutch manager was in no doubt who was the star of the show for Netherlands as they beat England.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?
A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.
# we meet again
Van Dijk: Kane's fitness held him back in Champions League final
The pair could meet again when England face Netherlands in the Nations League tomorrow.
# no hard feelings
Fabian Delph reveals changing room meeting with Harry Kane
The Man City player’s tackle during the Champions League quarter-final put the Tottenham star out of action for a considerable period.
# Three Lions
'It's always going to blow over. I am laid-back': Declan Rice moving past allegiance controversy
The Three Lions are set to face the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Nations League.
# Unimpressed
‘Woodward has zero understanding of football’: Van Gaal tears into Man United vice-chairman
The Dutch manager has questioned the logic of handing such a high-profile post to ‘an investment banker’.
# no dice
'It's not the right moment' - Koeman shuts down speculation about links to Barcelona job
The former Everton boss has been mooted as a potential replacement for the under-fire Ernesto Valverde.
# climate action plan
Homeowners to pay back cost of house retrofits through their energy bills over 10 to 20 years
The initiative is contained in the new Climate Action Plan which will be published in a couple of weeks.
# Dutch Gold
Netherlands crowned U17 European Champions as nearly 6,000 fans pack Tallaght Stadium
In a repeat of last year’s final an impressive Netherlands side saw off Italy 4-2 in Dublin.
# finalists
Netherlands to meet Italy in U17 European Championships decider
Catch up on all of today’s semi-final action.
# Wave Goodbye
Former Man United and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie brings illustrious career to an end
The 35-year-old has been in typically prolific form for Feyenoord this term.
# Roundup
Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece
It was a busy day of action in the Uefa U17 European Championships across the country.
# bully
Van der Vaart off to a winning start in darts career
After retiring from football in 2018, the Dutchman made his debut in professional darts at the BDO Denmark Open on Saturday.
# Big Decision
'People said, 'how could you not choose it?'' - Dutch legend recalls choosing Rangers over Man United
Ronald De Boer says that a conversation with then-Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson helped him make a final call.
# Dutch Dartist
Former Tottenham midfielder set to make his darts tournament debut
Rafael van der Vaart will compete at next month’s Denmark Open.
# Arjen Robben
Robben admits he may never play for Bayern again
The Dutchman hasn’t featured for Niko Kovac’s side since November.
# Die Mannschaft
Schulz's 90th-minute winner seals dramatic late win for Germany over the Netherlands
The dramatic victory lifted pressure off manager Joachim Löw as Germany secured an important Euro 2020 qualification win.
# islamic state
Dutch Isis fighter and husband of Shamima Begum wants to bring her home to Netherlands
Yago Riedijk is currently being detained in Syria.
# holding your nerve
‘I’ve been asked many times how I kept calm, but I don't think anything could prepare you for that’
Ireland U17 manager Colin O’Brien looks ahead to this summer’s European Championships and reflects on last year’s penalty controversy against Holland.
# Connor Murphy
Dutch police search for missing 39 year-old Irish man last seen over two weeks ago
Connor Murphy, who has been living in the Netherlands for a number of years, was last seen on 13 January.
# Kenneth Brunell
Irishman agrees to be extradited to Netherlands over body chopped up and dumped in canal
Keith Ennis was stabbed to death and his body was chopped up and dumped in a canal in 2009.
# new recruit
Ex-Liverpool winger Babel signs for relegation-threatened Fulham
The Dutch international returns to the Premier League from Besiktas on a deal that runs until the end of the season.
# Commitment
'He arrived in from Lebanon and was training two days later'
Ireland’s Defence Forces are in the Netherlands where they will aim to book a place at next year’s World Military Games.
# positivity guru
Court rejects 69-year-old Dutch man's request to be 20 years younger
Emile Ratelband said “The rejection of (the) court is great… because they give all kinds of angles where we can… appeal.”
# relegated
'It was like a horror film': Müller shocked by Germany collapse as Netherlands secure 91st-minute leveller
The attacker’s 100th cap ended in disappointment as Joachim Löw’s side threw away a two-goal lead.
# Late Drama
Van Dijk scores 91st-minute equaliser as Netherlands secure incredible draw against Germany
Late goals saw the Netherlands advance to the semi-finals of the Nations League at the expense of France.
# Champions League
Good news for Liverpool fans in Group C as nothing can separate Napoli and PSG
A penalty from Lorenzo Insigne earned Napoli a point at home to the Ligue 1 champions.
# Brilliant Orange
Injuries force Rafael Van der Vaart to announce retirement
After a frustrating start to life in the Danish Superliga with Esbjerg, the Dutch playmaker has called it a day.
# Friendly
Dutch midfielder scores first international goal to end Belgium's winning run
Arnaut Groeneveld’s goal ensured the friendly between Belgium and the Netherlands ended in a draw.
# Green shoots
Ireland U19s defeat Netherlands to finish qualifying round with 100% record
Tom Mohan’s side came from behind in Longford thanks to goals from Adam Idah and Will Ferry.
# Injections
Koeman claims Liverpool defender Van Dijk 'has been playing with two broken ribs for weeks'
The Dutch defender will sit out tonight’s friendly with Belgium, but his international manager believes he should be fine to return for the Reds this weekend.
# Holland
Liverpool pair Wijnaldum and Van Dijk on the scoresheet as Netherlands embarrass Germany
Germany are still without a goal in the Nations League after a chastening defeat to Netherlands in Amsterdam.
'Sometimes he is a little too laid-back' - Dutch boss says Van Dijk must improve
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman is demanding improvement from the Liverpool defender.
# spy mania
Netherlands expels 'Russian agents' after foiling cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog
Dutch and British intelligence trailed the men and found equipment to intercept the watchdog’s wifi.
# Terrorism
Seven arrested as police foil 'major terrorist attack' planned for public event in the Netherlands
Police had yet to identify the target of the planned attack.
# Netherlands
'This is a very dark day': Four young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision
The accident happened in the southern town of Oss, 100 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam.