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Locadia out, Hoesen in for Netherlands
Published: Monday 27 May 2013, 13.42CET
Jürgen Locadia has withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for the UEFA European U21 Championship due to a groin problem, meaning a call for AFC Ajax striker Daniel Hoesen.
The PSV Eindhoven striker is suffering from a groin problem and Jong Oranje coach Cor Pot agreed to Locadia’s exclusion. In his place Pot has called up 22-year-old AFC Ajax striker Daniel Hoesen, who scored on his U21 debut on 25 March as a substitute in the 4-1 defeat of Norway.

Pot’s team begin their campaign in Israel against Germany on 6 June before further Group B fixtures against Spain and Russia.

Revised Netherlands squad
 Marco Bizot (FC Groningen), Nick Marsman (Go Ahead Eagles*), Jeroen Zoet (RKC Waalwijk**).

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse***), Daley Blind (AFC Ajax), Mike van der Hoorn (FC Utrecht), Kelvin Leerdam (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Bram Nuytinck (RSC Anderlecht), Ricardo van Rhijn (AFC Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord).

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (FC Twente), Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Tonny Trindade de Vilhena (Feyenoord).

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Ola John (Benfica), Luuk de Jong (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach), Florian Jozefzoon (RKC Waalwijk), Danny Hoesen (AFC Ajax), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven).


KNVB Beker ‏(Netherlands)

Round 3

De Graafschap 0 v Go Ahead Eagles 3

ADO ‘20’ AANHOUDEN DOET OVERWINNEN 1920 6 v FC Eindhoven 1

sc Cambuur 1(4) v  Telstar 1(3)

FC Dordrecht 2 v Scheveningen 1

Rijnsburgse Boys 0(7) v FC Emmen 0(6)

Groningen 1 v ADO Den Haag 0

Blackburn friendly in Netherlands cancelled due to ‘rioting’ fans
  •,Sunday 5 August 2012 14.21 BST

• Police cancel match at NEC Nijmegen due to threat of trouble
• Rovers supporters involved in disturbances in Deventer

Blackburn Rovers coach Steve Kean
Blackburn Rovers coach Steve Kean has had his pre-season plans disrupted by the cancellation of the friendly against NEC Nijmegen Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP

Blackburn’s pre-season friendly with the Dutch club NEC Nijmegen scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been cancelled due to the threat of fan violence.

The decision was taken by the police and the local authorities in Nijmegen after it was claimed Rovers supporters had been involved in disturbances in Deventer on Friday and Saturday.

In addition to the friendly, Nijmegen had been set to host a fans’ open day, which was expected to attract around 8,000 visitors including families with young children.

A statement on the Gelderland-Zuid section of the website read: “The deputy mayor of Nijmegen has decided to cancel the exhibition game between NEC and Steve Kean’s side. That match was due to be played today at 2.30pm during the annual open day of NEC.

"Supporters of the English club Blackburn Rovers were involved in rioting in Deventer on Friday and on Saturday there was a confrontation with supporters of NEC Nijmegen in the city.

"On the basis of serious signals to the police that a confrontation would take place again today, deputy mayor Henk Beerten in consultation with police, judiciary and mayor Hubert Bruls decided to cancel the match this afternoon."

A statement on the Championship club’s website said: “Both clubs wish to express their disappointment that such a decision has been necessary.”

NEC said in a statement that they regretted the decision to cancel the match, but understood it was taken with regard to safety

The news follows allegations of racist abuse against Newcastle’s players during Saturday night’s goalless draw with another Eredivisie side, ADO Den Haag.

The Magpies have confirmed they would be addressing the issue “privately” with Den Haag, with the matter expected to be resolved early next week.

Eredivisie 2011- 2012

Teams that has qualified to play in Champions League 2012-2013 season;

1) Ajax

2) Feyenoord

Teams that has qualified to play in Europa League 2012-2013 season;

1)  PSV

2) AZ

3) SC Heerenveen

4) Vitesse

5) Twente

Relegated team that will now play in Eerste Divisie season 2012-2013;

1) De Graafschap

2) SBV Excelsior

Promoted teams that will now play in the Eredivisie season 2012- 2013;

1) Willem II

2) Zwolle

NB: The Eredivisie League only has 18 teams

Huntelaar voices frustration with substitute role

Jun 1, 2012 9:15:00 AM

By Stefan Coerts

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has voiced his frustration with his substitute role as Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk seems to prefer Robin van Persie for the position of striker.

The Schalke attacker netted an impressive 48 goals in all competitions this term, but had to settle for a place on the bench in Holland’s 2-0 friendly win over Slovakia, much to his disappointment.

"Angry is probably not the right word, but I have so many questions right now," Huntelaar was quoted as saying by De Telegraaf.

"I can’t do any better than last season, I always train hard and I have a positive attitude. There’s a chance that you become despondent if you still don’t get a chance. I don’t know what I have to do to become Oranje’s first-choice striker to be honest."

The striker then went on to suggest that he is not concerned with the form of the Arsenal hitman, as he is only focusing on his own performances.

"The annoying thing is that everybody’s talking about me and Robin. The outside world seems to be think it’s either Van Persie or Huntelaar.

"I’m not seeing it that way, though. I am only looking at myself, and I want to play."

Netherlands are currently preparing for their final warm-up friendly against Northern Ireland on Saturday.

They have been paired with Denmark, Germany and Portugal at in Group B at Euro 2012.

Robin van Persie doubtful for Netherlands’ clash with England after suffering a groin injury

28 Feb 2012 23:25:00

The Arsenal forward missed the last 10 minutes of training with his national side on Tuesday at Wembley but Bert van Marwijk hopes the 28-year-old will be fit for Wednesday’s match

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for the Netherlands' friendly against England on Wednesday after pulling up with a groin problem in training

The 28-year-old missed the last 10 minutes of training on Tuesday evening after aggravating a groin strain he sustained during Arsenal’s 5-2 victory against Tottenham on Sunday.

Despite the scare, Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk played down the extent of Van Persie’s injury and is hopeful the striker will be fit to face England at Wembley.

“We will have to wait and see but I don’t think it’s too serious. I am optimistic he will play,” he said.

Van Persie has netted 33 goals in 39 appearances for Arsenal and the Netherlands this season and Van Marwijk praised the striker’s adaptation after moving into a more central role.


“Robin is in great form. It’s a little bit different this season with Robin,” he said.

“He is scoring a lot of goals now. He is now a centre-forward.

“Normally he is a player who plays in combination, with others. He did that with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri but now he plays very deep as a striker.”

“The performance is more important than the result for us tomorrow,” he noted.

“We want to play in the Dutch way. We want to win but it’s more important that we are ready when the Euros come around.”

Netherlands Training Session. 28.02.12. PICTURES.

RVP and co trains on the eve of their match against England: