Uncompromising: Mark van Bommel

Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel begrudgingly quits international football

Following the Netherlands' dismal exit from Euro 2012, captain Mark van Bommel has announced his international retirement.

Shinji Kagawa is due to join Manchester United

Park Ji-sung backs Shinji Kagawa for success at Manchester United

Midfielder Park Ji-sung believes new signing Shinji Kagawa will become Manchester United's next successful Asian import.

Alan Dzagoev scored two goals to take Russia to victory over the Czech Republic

Russia coach Dick Advocaat plays down expectations ahead of Poland match

Russia coach Dick Advocaat tried to play down expectations as his side head into their second Euro 2012 Group A fixture against hosts Poland.

Russia head coach Dick Advocaat

Dick Advocaat says Russia could be Euro 2012 dark horses

Russia face the Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 Group A opener tonight with coach Dick Advocaat believing they are dark horses to win the tournament.

Shinji Kagawa has spent two seasons at Borussia Dortmund

Manchester United to sign Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United have made their first signing of the summer after confirming they have “reached agreement” to buy Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund.

Dutch put faith in youth to boost defence

Attack may be the best form of defence for Holland after their coach Bert van Marwijk turned to an 18-year-old newcomer, Jetro Willems, to fill the troublesome left-back position.

Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic set to quit as Croatia manager after Euro 2012

Slaven Bilic has announced that he will step down as coach of Croatia's national team after Euro 2012.

Frank de Boer leads Ajax to Eredivisie title after overcoming injuries and boardroom disputes

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has led the club to their 31st Eredivisie title, his second championship triumph in just 16 months at the Dutch giants.

Erik Pieters

Holland left-back Erik Pieters interested in Newcastle switch claims agent

Holland left-back Erik Pieters would be interested in joining Newcastle this summer, according to his agent.

Ismail Aissati netted for the defending champions

Ajax thrash Heerenveen to extend lead at the top of the Dutch league

Siem de Jong scored a hat trick as Ajax beat Heerenveen 5-0 to take a three-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie.

PSV lift Dutch Cup after comfortable victory

PSV Eindhoven beat Heracles Almelo 3-0 to lift the Dutch Cup yesterday, just weeks after former captain Philip Cocu took over as manager of the club.

Fred Rutten during his last game in charge of PSV against NAC Breda

Phillip Cocu replaces Fred Rutten at PSV Eindhoven

PSV Eindhoven have sacked coach Fred Rutten following poor recent form which has threatened their title hopes.

Valencia's Jonas, right, celebrates after scoring against Stoke City

Jonas ends Stoke's European adventure

Valencia 1 Stoke City 0 (Valencia win 2-0 on aggregate)

Suarez refuses the hand of Evra

Luis Suarez 'does stupid things' says Ajax coach

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has admitted Luis Suarez is capable of "some stupid things".

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