The Hague, May 17 (IANS) Dutch international Jordy Clasie agreed to extend his contract at Feyenoord by one year to the middle of 2016, the Rotterdam based club announced. The current contract of the 21-year-old midfielder runs out in 2015. The five-time Dutch international will sign the new deal in the forthcoming weeks, reports Xinhua
Amsterdam, May 16 (IANS) Benfica coach Jorge Jesus was disappointed by the 1-2 loss of his side to Chelsea in the final of the Europa League here but said he was proud of the performance of his players. Benfica was better most of the game but lost after Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner in injury time Wednesday night, reports Xinhua. "I am proud that Benfica showed that we would have been be worthy winners.
Singapore, May 16 (IANS) The Football Association of Singapore named Bernd Stange the new coach of the national team for two years. The association Wednesday said Stange's "illustrious coaching career includes leading Belarus during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign where they defeated France in an away qualifier". He led Belarus to a FIFA ranking of 36th in 2011 from 90th in 2008 with his remarkable achievements including victories over the Netherlands as well as draws against traditional powerhouses Germany and Argentina, reports Xinhua
Amsterdam, May 16 (IANS) Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez was delighted with the 2-1 victory of his team over Benfica in the final of the Europa League here Wednesday night. Benitez was criticised a lot after succeeding Roberto Di Matteo in November last year at Chelsea, but the Europa win here confirmed his reputation, reports Xinhua
Amsterdam, May 16 (IANS) A late injury-time goal by Branislav Ivanovic helped Chelsea win the Europa League football title final beating Benfica 2-1 here Wednesday night. Benfica had the best start of the two teams, with some delightful attacking play, reports Xinhua. The Eagles from Lisbon also created the first chances with Oscar Cardozo heading over the goal, attempts of Eduardo Salvio and Cardozo blocked and Nicolas Gaitan shooting over the goal and wide.
Abu Dhabi, May 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, Wednesday launched its inaugural flight to the Netherlands' capital Amsterdam. Flight EY77, carrying the KL code of Dutch national carrier KLM, departed from Abu Dhabi airport
Amsterdam, May 15 (IANS) Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been ruled out of Wednesday night's Europa League final against Benfica, coach Rafael Benitez confirmed during a press conference here. The 22-year-old Belgian was unable to recover in time from a hamstring injury he sustained in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Aston Villa Saturday, reports Xinhua
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The senior men's national hockey camp for the FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, June 13-23, will be held at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bangalore from Thursday. The camp will continue till June
The Hague, May 14 (IANS) Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven presented former Dutch international Phillip Cocu as new coach for the coming four seasons. The appointment of the 42-year-old Cocu Monday was no secret among insiders, but PSV had previously refused to confirm the deal. Cocu will replace Dick Advocaat, who failed to lead the club to the league title in the 2012/2013 season
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS) Brazilian giants Flamengo are reportedly preparing an offer to sign veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. The former England captain is out of contract at Old Trafford and it is unclear whether new Red Devils manager David Moyes intends to offer the 34-year-old a new deal, reports Xinhua. Flamengo faces strong competition from clubs in the middle-east, Russia and Europe for Ferdinand's signature