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Ajax end seven-year itch by lifting title

Ajax snatched their 30th Dutch league title – and first for seven years – with a 3-1 home win over FC Twente yesterday. Twente, who beat Ajax last Sunday to win the Dutch Cup, began the day with a one-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie and needed only a draw to win the title for a second straight year, but Siem de Jong's double helped "the most beautiful club in Holland", as their coach Frank de Boer called them, to leapfrog their opponents at the last.

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This weekend either AFC Ajax or FC Twente will win the Dutch league title. It just so happens that they will play each other on the final day in a dramatic climax to the season.

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Anti-racism body denies 'target' claim

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Alexander heroics help keep Rangers' hopes alive

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Johan Cruyff returns to Ajax

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Luis Suarez pledges to work hard for Liverpool

New Liverpool signing Luis Suarez has pledged to put in the hard work in order to make his transition from Dutch football to the Barclays Premier League a successful one.

Ajax playing hard ball over Suarez by turning down new £17m bid

Liverpool's attempts to sign Luis Suarez from Ajax hit another setback last night as a second bid for the striker, believed to value him at around €20m (£17m) was rejected by the Dutch side, who continue to insist they will not sell for anything less than €25m.

Ajax issue Luis Suarez deadline to Liverpool

Liverpool have been told by Ajax they have until Saturday to finalise a deal for Luis Suarez, or the door will be closed on the Uruguayan striker.

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Luis Suarez was one of the stars of the World Cup but his record in the Netherlands requires close inspection

Ajax play hardball with Liverpool by demanding £21m for Suarez

Liverpool are involved in a tough negotiating battle with Ajax over Luis Suarez with the clubs understood to be more than £8m apart on price for the Uruguay international.

Hodgson cast as 'Bad Santa' after gifting critics more ammunition

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