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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third

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“Holland are a joke” is the headline in Volkskrant.

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England had a new manager in his interview blazer – and a new captain guaranteed to please a majority of fans happy to trade the remnants of the golden generation that never happened for the odd salt-of-the-earth professional.

Robben fires home the Netherlands winner

Same old anxieties cloud over Pearce's new dawn

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Arjen Robben curls in the winner

Magical Robben dazzles England

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Clubs' anger over their youngsters playing in the Euros is misplaced say Pearce et al, it will be beneficial

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German club can secure quarter-final place against Valencia tonight to make up for poor Bundesliga season

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