# Netherlands

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# easy
Ireland's rivals France thrash Netherlands in group opener
Kylian Mbappe marked his first game as captain with two goals and an assist.
# easy
Ireland's rivals France thrash Netherlands in group opener
Kylian Mbappe marked his first game as with two goals and an assist.
# Setback
Bad news for Ireland's rivals as Dutch lose several players for France clash
Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo and Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt are among the individuals ruled out.
# misfortune
Ireland's rivals France and Netherlands suffer blows ahead of clash
Frenkie de Jong and Steven Bergwijn are among the players ruled out, while Mike Maignan has been confirmed as Les Bleus’ new number one
Last year
# Transfer News
Liverpool agree 'record' deal to sign World Cup star Cody Gakpo
The PSV star scored three goals in Qatar, and is now on his way to England to finalise a switch to Merseyside.
# Unhappy
Lionel Messi slams referee after Argentina win
Antonio Mateu Lahoz has come under fire for his handling of the World Cup quarter-final.
# difference of opinion
Van Gaal hits back at critics ahead of last-16 showdown
The 71-year-old is unbeaten in a record 10 World Cup matches as a coach.
# Unimpressed
'Why don’t you write you think it is terribly boring' - Van Gaal
The Oranje topped their World Cup group on seven points after easily beating hosts Qatar 2-0.
# A Grade
Cody Gakpo strikes again as Netherlands top group with win over Qatar
Louis van Gaal’s Dutch top Group A to set a last-16 date against the runners-up in England’s group.
# Wanted
Netherlands star flattered by Man United interest
Cody Gakpo has been the star for the Dutch so far, scoring in each of their first two Group A games.
# Review
Kenny's Ireland don't need to look far for inspiration after largely forgettable 12 months
It’s been a mixed year for the Irish team.
# Optimism
Qatar football will survive World Cup exit, says coach
The country’s final group game against the Netherlands on Tuesday has now become a dead rubber.
# Must do better
Netherlands came up against 'much better opponent'
Louis van Gaal’s side were left frustrated by Ecuador.
# Mixed Fortunes
Hosts Qatar crash out of World Cup after Holland draw
The hosts suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Senegal earlier.
# much loved
'We earned more praise and respect during the tournament than most world champions before or since'
Read an extract from ‘The Nearly Men: The Eternal Allure of the Greatest Teams That Failed To Win the World Cup’ by Aidan Williams.
# Explainer
How Ireland could still qualify for the Euros even if they finish bottom of their group
Stephen Kenny’s side were handed a tough draw, with Netherlands and France the favourites to progress.
# Great expectations
Holders Netherlands have to settle for draw in Euros opener
They earned a point against Sweden while in the other group game, Portugal drew 2-2 with Switzerland.
# Opinion
Ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Euros
Spain, England and Netherlands are among the favourites.
# too good
Tottenham and Barcelona stars on target as Holland secure emphatic win over Belgium
Memphis Depay and Steven Bergwijn were on target for the Dutch.
# good news
Netherlands coach Van Gaal says cancer treatment behind him
Van Gaal still plans to lead his team at the World Cup in Qatar in seven months’ time.
# illness
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal reveals he has prostate cancer
The 70-year-old told RTL television on Sunday that the players ‘don’t know it’.
# War of Words
Qatar hits back at 'ridiculous' attack by Louis van Gaal
In a rare outburst, Hassan al-Thawadi, chief executive of the World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, tore into the Dutch coach.
# Boost
Burnley sign Netherlands striker for €14 million
Wout Weghorst has joined the English side from VfL Wolfsburg.
All time
# Unimpressed
Virgil van Dijk blasts 'awful, outrageous' Dutch performance
The Netherlands could only draw 2-2 against Montenegro.
# The42reads
The Irish star tasked with filling the Roy Keane void
Matt Holland, the hero of Ireland’s last World Cup qualifier away to Portugal, chats to The42.
# Back once again
Van Gaal comes out of retirement to be appointed Netherlands boss for the third time
The former Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United manager turns 70 this Sunday.
# Transfer News
Dortmund reportedly chasing Netherlands star as Sancho replacement
According to magazine Kicker and Ruhr Nachrichten, the German club have targeted Donyell Malen.
# stepped down
Frank de Boer quits as Netherlands manager after Euro 2020 exit
The Dutch suffered a shock 2-0 loss to the Czech Republic on Sunday.
# taking the blame
Matthijs de Ligt admits Holland ‘lost because of what I did’
The Juventus defender was sent off and the Czech Republic went on to win 2-0 in Budapest.
# Done Deal
Barcelona sign Memphis Depay on free transfer
Barca have agreed a two-year deal with the Netherlands star.
# entertainment
Dumfries header earns Netherlands thrilling win over Ukraine
Captain Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst both scored before the hour mark in front of a raucous crowd.
# Young Guns
Euro 2020: Five young players to watch
A look at five young players who will be out to make their mark at the Euros.
# Donny Don't
Manchester United's Donny van de Beek ruled out of Euro 2020
Van de Beek is “struggling with an injury”, the Dutch FA confirmed on Tuesday.
# mixed emotions
'Jack knew I was knackered' - For one Ireland international, Euro '88 was the beginning of the end
John Anderson reflects on some of Irish football’s best days and his bittersweet memory of that period.
# brace
Liverpool star fires Dutch top to give De Boer first win
A Georginio Wijnaldum double was key to a 3-1 win over Bosnia & Herzegovina.
# Wrap
Tottenham star inspires Koeman-less Dutch, bad night for Ireland's Euro play-off opponents
Steven Bergwijn was on target for Holland, while Slovakia were beaten 3-1 by Czech Republic.
# future plans
Dutch coach to succeed Phil Neville as England boss
Sarina Wiegman will take charge of the Lionesses next year.
# Done Deal
Brighton sign Ajax and Netherlands defender
Joel Veltman has joined the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee.
# Unavailable
Blow for Barcelona as €75 million man set to be out for 'several weeks'
Frenkie De Jong has injured a calf muscle, according to the club and media reports.
# Ambition
Virgil van Dijk says Premier League win could help Liverpool reach ‘next level’
The imperious Holland centre back is itching to drag the Reds across the line.