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  • Champions Trophy: Netherlands beat Argentina 4-1, finish fifth December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands salvaged a fifth place finish at the Hockey Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Argentina, scoring four times in the final quarter to turn things around at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The first quarter saw very few scoring opportunities for either side with the Dutch mostly...
  • Netherlands to play Argentina for 5-6th place match in Champions Trophy December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup and Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands will face Argentina in the fifth-sixth place play-off match after registering wins in their respective classification games of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. While the Netherlands beat Belgium 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after both the teams were...
  • Champions Trophy 2014: Netherlands see off Belgium December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands eventually saw off Belgium in a penalty shoot-out to earn a fifth place playoff from the opening game of day five at the hockey Champions Trophy on Saturday. Early on, there looked to be precious little drama as the Netherlands built a strong 2-0 lead and looked well...
  • India in Champions Trophy hockey semi-final after beating Netherlands December 12, 2014

    India defeated Netherlands 3-2 in the quarter-final to set up the semi-final clash with arch rivals Pakistan. ...
  • Champions Trophy: 'Put your pants on,' says the Dutch medical advisory December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Holland team that was ejected from the race to Men's Champions Trophy semi-finals here on Thursday is treading cautiously during their stay in India. The team, currently in the Odisha capital, had been issued a strong nine-point medical advisory before their depature, and so far it has worked to...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Pakistan defended like lions, says Netherlands captain December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Netherlands captain Robert van der Horst was all praise for Pakistan's solid defence saying the Asian country "defended like lions" in their 4-2 win over the Dutch in the Champions Trophy hockey quarter-final on Thursday. Horst said his team did not play its best game and did not threaten the...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Pakistan stun Netherlands to enter semi-finals December 11, 2014

    Without a point in the pool stage, Pakistan's spirited display of hockey - led by Muhammad Irfan's brace in the second half - stunned title favourites and 2012 Olympic silver-medallists 4-2 in the first quarter-final of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy here on Thursday. The other incentive of that unexpected result...
  • Coaches unhappy with eight-team format in Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    The new format of the men's Champions Trophy hockey competed by eight countries on Wednesday came in for criticism from the coaches of the participating teams who all feel that the current system was "unfair" and want to return to the old six-team format. Till 2010, six best teams of the...
  • Champions Trophy: Nobody expected us to win against Holland, says Oltmans December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: His native country ended up on the losing side on Tuesday, but India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was a relieved man after the hosts stunned the Netherlands 3-2 in a Pool B match of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here. He said what went in India's favour was...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: the complete quarter-final line-up December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The FIH Men's Champions Trophy being played here will see India take on the red army of Belgium in the quarter-finals that were decided on Tuesday after the pool stage came to a close with the hosts registering their first win of the tournament - 3-2 against the Netherlands. The...
  • As it happened: India vs Netherlands, Champions Trophy December 9, 2014

    The hosts would hope to get an upset win over the Dutch under their belt before the all-important quarter-finals. Preview: Their morale low after two consecutive losses, Indian men's hockey team will have to plug the holes and produce a miracle performance to tame World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands in...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Bruised and battered India face Dutch test December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Their morale low after two consecutive losses, Indian men's hockey team will have to plug the holes and produce a miracle performance to tame World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands in their third and final Pool B match of Champions Trophy on Tuesday. The Indians had a horrible start to...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Netherlands emerge on top in battle of European giants December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup silver medallists the Netherlands beat Olympic champions Germany 4-1 in the much-anticipated clash of Pool B, to register their second successive win in the Champions Trophy on Sunday. In a clash between two European giants, the Netherlands dished out a commanding performance to race to 3-0 lead at...
  • Netherlands thrash Argentina 3-0 in Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands produced a fine 3-0 win over Argentina in the opening match of Pool B of the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here. The Dutch team was awarded five penalty corners in the first quarter but only scored on one occasion. Mink van der Weerden's drag-flick...
  • Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Argentina, England draw with Netherlands December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan thrashed Argentina 3-0 in the first practice match, while England held Netherlands 1-1 in another warm-up game ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy that begins here on Saturday. Muhammad Irfan opened the account for Pakistan in the first quarter, followed by goals from Muhammad Arslan Qadir and Muhammad Rizwan...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE November 25, 2014

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Dutch beat Latvia 6-0 to save Hiddink's job November 17, 2014

    Amsterdam: The Netherlands outclassed Latvia in a morale-boosting 6-0 win on Sunday in European qualifying that eased pressure on coach Guus Hiddink after four defeats in his first five matches. The Czech Republic went top of Group A with four wins out of four by beating Iceland 2-1 in Plzen thanks...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Germany, Portugal, Dutch out to regain lost ground November 14, 2014

    Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship in 2016 was supposed to be a simple task for the continent's top teams. It's not turning out that way. World champion Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands have made disappointing starts to their campaigns and are all outside the top two in their groups after three...
  • Human remains found at MH17 site but no wreckage recovery November 13, 2014

    The Hague: Dutch forensic experts recovered further human remains at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, but said they could not yet start salvaging the wreckage. "A small team has recovered body parts at the site after pieces of the wreckage were lifted with a...
  • Netherlands recall Jetro Willems, add Georginio Wijnaldum to squad November 7, 2014

    Amsterdam: Jetro Willems returned to the Netherlands squad after a year's absence on Friday as coach Guus Hiddink named 23 players for next week's Mexico friendly and Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia. Hiddink left PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum out of his preliminary 27-man squad last week but he was also...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Italy stay perfect without Balotelli, Czechs win October 11, 2014

    Rome: Italy remained perfect without Mario Balotelli. The Netherlands, meanwhile, still appears to be in a post-World Cup slump. Giorgio Chiellini accounted for all three goals in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan in European Championship qualifying on Friday and World Cup semifinalist Netherlands labored to a surprisingly hard-earned 3-1 victory over...
  • Dutch beat 10-man Kazakhstan with late goals in Euro Qualifiers October 11, 2014

    Amsterdam: The Netherlands grabbed two late goals to snatch a 3-1 home victory over 10-man Kazakhstan having trailed until just past the hour mark in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday. The Dutch took the three points thanks to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Ibrahim Afellay and a Robin van Persie penalty, having fallen...
  • MH17 victim found with oxygen mask, says Dutch Foreign Minister October 9, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. "You know that somebody was discovered...
  • Frustrated Robben pleased to be back on international duty October 6, 2014

    Winger Arjen Robben said he was happy to be back in the Netherlands squad after spending the last round of international fixtures swearing in front of the television set. Robben returned on Monday to the Dutch squad for the first time since the World Cup in Brazil after injury ruled him...
  • 36 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yet to be identified October 4, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch security ministry said that 36 victims of the total of 298 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are yet to be identified. Among the 11 identified victims this week, eight people were Dutch nationals, Xinhua reported. At the request...
  • Dirk Kuyt retires from international football October 3, 2014

    The Hague: Dirk Kuyt has retired from international football after making 104 appearances and scoring 24 goals for the Netherlands, including playing at three World Cups and two European Championships. The 34-year-old Fenerbahce star on Friday said he took the decision because he believes he would spend too much time on...
  • Netherlands joins military mission against IS in Iraq September 25, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch government on Wednesday said that it will send a military mission to fight the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq. "The Dutch contribution to the international mission is aimed at breaking the military strength and advance of IS," Xinhua quoted a cabinet letter as saying. "Netherlands...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    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 September 18, 2014

    After not much action barring the 22 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 subcontinent teams are...