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  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings Yesterday

    After not much action barring the 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all the other sub-continent teams are...
  • Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings Yesterday

    Zurich: World Cup winner Germany are still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month. Colombia climb one place to No. 3 even though they lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trade places with the Netherlands which lost...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out 5 days ago

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Netherlands deploys more experts to probe MH17 crash 1 week ago

    The Hague: The Dutch government has decided to send more experts to Ukraine to investigate the cause of Malaysia Airline flight MH17's crash. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said that the experts will arrive in the government-held Kharkiv city, close to the crash site in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua reported. The...
  • Tactics not the problem, Netherlands coach says after Czech loss September 10, 2014

    Prague: An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team. The Czech Republic snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over the Netherlands...
  • Conte tops Hiddink as Italy beat Netherlands in friendly September 5, 2014

    Bari, (Italy): Italy scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and Antonio Conte got the better of Guus Hiddink in their coaching debuts as a 10-man Netherlands was beaten 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday. Ciro Immobile scored his first international goal three minutes in, and Daniele De Rossi added a...
  • Arjen Robben doubtful for Euro qualifier against Czech Republic September 4, 2014

    Amsterdam: Arjen Robben's chances of making the Netherlands line-up for their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Tuesday are slim, new coach Guus Hiddink said. "It is looking very difficult, we haven't had any contact with him yet," Hiddink told reporters as the Dutch readied to take on...
  • Half of MH17 crash victims identified: Report August 17, 2014

    The Hague: Half of the number of victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash have been identified, the Dutch national forensic investigation team has stated through a private forum for relatives. On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, went down...
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy named as Netherlands assistant coach August 1, 2014

    Ruud van Nistelrooy has been named as one of the Netherlands national team assistant coaches, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Friday. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, who scored 35 goals in 70 internationals, will work under new coach Guus Hiddink and alongside Danny Blind, who will...
  • Guus Hiddink begins second stint as Netherlands coach August 1, 2014

    Guus Hiddink vowed on his first day as the Netherlands coach to put together a team that will play attractive but practical football. Hiddink has been set to replace Louis van Gaal since March. Van Gaal accepted the top job at Manchester United before leading the Netherlands on a flashy run...
  • MH17: Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands July 25, 2014

    Kharviv (Ukraine): Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to...
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands July 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands July 23, 2014

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Netherlands mourns as bodies of MH17 crash victims return July 23, 2014

    Kharkiv: Wooden coffins were being brought out on the tarmac of a Ukrainian airport as the first plane carrying corpses recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 readied to leave for the Netherlands. Grieving families and Dutch royals are due to receive the bodies as flags fly at half...
  • MH17 air crash: 282 bodies reach Kharkiv in Ukraine July 23, 2014

    A train carrying the 282 bodies recovered from the crash site reached Kharkiv in Ukraine on Tuesday. Authorities are now working to try and fly the bodies to their families in Netherlands. ...
  • Dutch investigators inspect MH17 bodies at east Ukraine station July 21, 2014

    Torez: Dutch investigators on Monday inspected bodies recovered from downed passenger airliner MH17 which had been loaded on to a train under rebel control, an AFP reporter said. As each of the train wagons carrying a total of more than 200 corpses was opened and examined by two men wearing masks...
  • World Cup 2014: The best goals in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. Sunday's final saw only one goal when...
  • 'Did it get Messi? It wasn't even Klose!' The best photos, memes, and tweets after Germany lifted the World Cup trophy July 14, 2014

    A billion football fans had their eyes glued to the screens before the World Cup final. The fans were divided between Germany and The Netherlands in the biggest football event after 4 long years. What time zone you were in hardly mattered when it came to the finale. There were...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina aim for third World Cup title July 13, 2014

    Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil, but for that they will have to deal with the magical Lionel Messi. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Success based on Dutch way with novel tweak, says Van Gaal July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said his team's run to third place at the World Cup was proof that there was more than one "Dutch" way of playing the game. Van Gaal's side played a more defensive, containing style than that preferred by many Dutch coaches. "We were able to show...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil's loss to Netherlands disgusts fans July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil fans expressed disgust with their team after the hosts lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in Saturday's World Cup third place play-off with many hoping Germany will win the final. Although it was Germany who thrashed the Selecao 7-1 on their own turf in the semi-final, fans said they would...
  • World Cup 2014: Sad Brazil players apologise to fans after another heavy loss July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Hosts Brazil lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in their final World Cup match on Saturday and their players apologised to fans after another hugely disappointing performance in the third-place match. "I don't think we deserved for it to end like this," captain Thiago Silva said in a televised interview. "We need...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over hosts Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Netherlands, third-place play-off July 13, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the third-place play-off match between Brazil and Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany by beating the...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil look to go out on a high July 12, 2014

    Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating semi-final defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in third-place play-off in Brasilia. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Louis van Gaal gunning for Brazil in Brasilia July 12, 2014

    Brasilia: After deep initial scepticism, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal goes into Saturday's third place play-off determined to down hosts Brazil and end the World Cup on a high note. His last match before taking over at Manchester United sees Van Gaal's Netherlands, beaten on penalties by Argentina in the semi-final,...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil playing for 'honour and dignity', says captain July 12, 2014

    Brasilia: The Brazil players could not be more motivated ahead of Saturday's World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands and will be fighting to restore their "honour and dignity", captain Thiago Silva said on Friday. Brazil's dream of winning a sixth World Cup, and a first on home soil, was shattered...
  • World Cup 2014: Shattered Brazil look to rescue pride in third-place match July 11, 2014

    Brazil: Neymar has urged his Brazil team-mates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in Saturday's third-place play-off in Brasilia. It is the one game that no team ever wants to take part in, but the encounter at...