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As a footballer, there is no better school than the Ajax academy: Darren Sidoel

Darren Sidoel, who will play for SC East Bengal in ISL this season, looks back at six years of being coached by Bergkamp, Jonk and more. And of being aware that sometimes Johan Cruyff too would be watching
Darren Sidoel
Darren Sidoel
Published on Oct 24, 2021 05:50 PM IST
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Ajax goalkeeper André Onana banned for 1 year in doping case

  • Onana tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic, in a urine sample given last October, the Dutch club said in a statement.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group D - Ajax Amsterdam v Atalanta - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 9, 2020 Ajax Amsterdam's Andre Onana REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group D - Ajax Amsterdam v Atalanta - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 9, 2020 Ajax Amsterdam's Andre Onana REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 04:53 PM IST
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Scientists spray saliva-like droplets in stadium to study how fans spread aerosols

Scientists are using the Netherlands’ largest football stadium to model how a cheering football crowd might spread aerosols through the air by spraying fine droplets, made to resemble saliva, over the empty stands.
The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)
The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Liverpool ride luck as own goal secures win at Ajax

Liverpool beat Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 away with a fortunate own goal in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday, riding their luck at times but still showing their title credentials.
Liverpool beat Ajax.(AP Photo)
Liverpool beat Ajax.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByReuters

Sneijder latest top Dutch footballer considering comeback

The 36-year-old Sneijder will start training later this month at amateur team DOS Holland Stichtse Boys in Utrecht, which could be the prelude to joining home town club FC Utrecht.
Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between the Netherlands and Luxembourg held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 9, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.(Getty Images)
Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between the Netherlands and Luxembourg held at De Kuip or Stadion Feijenoord on June 9, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hoffenheim sack coach Schreuder over planning differences

“In important issues of detail we had different opinions so that the collaboration past the season end made no sense,” sports director Alexander Rosen said in a statement.
Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder reacts.(REUTERS)
Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder reacts.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 09, 2020 02:39 PM IST
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AZ want Ajax’s place in Champions League group phase

When the KNVB cancelled the rest of the Dutch season, after it had been suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ajax were leading AZ in the standings on goal difference.
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Valencia - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 10, 2019 Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group H - Ajax Amsterdam v Valencia - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - December 10, 2019 Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match(REUTERS)
Updated on May 26, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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Amsterdam | ByReuters

Werner penalty gives slick Leipzig win at Spurs

Tottenham, without injured strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, were largely outplayed and will need the sort of heroics they produced at Manchester City and Ajax Amsterdam last season to keep their European quest alive.
RB Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates(REUTERS)
RB Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 20, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Ajax defender Blind makes comeback after heart procedure

Blind was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation after suffering from dizziness in a Champions League game against Valencia in December.
File image of Daley Blind(REUTERS)
File image of Daley Blind(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 13, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Ajax defender Daley Blind undergoes successful heart procedure

Blind who previously played for Manchester United between 2014 and 2018, suffered from dizziness in Ajax’s Champions League match against Valencia this month, but continued playing.
Ajax's Daley Blind celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Ajax's Daley Blind celebrates after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Bitter blow as Ajax’s wonder year ends in defeat

Ajax needed only a draw in their last Group H match at home to Valencia on Tuesday but were beaten 1-0, a result that saw them finish third and dropped them into the Europa League.
Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match.(REUTERS)
Ajax Amsterdam players pose for a team group photo before the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo chat, says De Ligt

Juventus announced the signing of the 19-year-old on Thursday, landing one of the most sought-after young players in world soccer from Ajax Amsterdam for 75 million euros ($84.39 million).
File image of former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.(AFP)
File image of former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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Kieran Trippier targeting end of season hurrah after poor individual campaign

Trippier was at the forefront of England’s run to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup but has paid a price for his exertions in Russia lacking consistency and struggling with injuries, with many expecting him to leave Spurs this year.
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham's Kieran Trippier during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 28, 2019 06:05 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Ajax win Dutch league title for 34th time after win over De Graafschap

Ajax ended three points clear of PSV Eindhoven, who won 3-1 at home to Heracles Almelo on the last day of the campaign.
Ajax Amsterdam's captain Matthijs de Ligt holds the champions plate as he celebrates with team mates.(AFP)
Ajax Amsterdam's captain Matthijs de Ligt holds the champions plate as he celebrates with team mates.(AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2019 09:03 AM IST
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Ajax set to be crowned Dutch champions after PSV Eindhoven slip

Ajax will go into the final round of fixtures on Wednesday with a three-point lead over PSV and 14 goals to the good on goal-difference as they travel to second-bottom De Graafschap.
Ajax' Dusan Tadic (C) and Ajax' Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrate after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie football match.(AFP)
Ajax' Dusan Tadic (C) and Ajax' Klaas Jan Huntelaar celebrate after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie football match.(AFP)
Updated on May 13, 2019 01:55 AM IST
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UEFA Champions League: Reaction to Tottenham’s last-gasp win at Ajax

Tottenham player Christian Eriksen: “It was a non-tactical performance, it was more of a fight, more of a heart performance, and that’s how we won it.
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 11, 2020 10:27 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

Premier League: West Ham inflict first defeat on Tottenham at new home

Tottenham made a number of changes to their side as they prepared for their Champions League semi-final first leg against Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday.
West Ham's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal with Robert Snodgrass.(Action Images via Reuters)
West Ham's Michail Antonio celebrates scoring their first goal with Robert Snodgrass.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Champions League: Tottenham and Barcelona host first legs of semi-finals

The final will be played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium in the Spanish capital on June 1.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho after scoring a goal.(AFP)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho after scoring a goal.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 04:22 PM IST
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Tottenham and Barcelona host first legs of Champions League semis

In the other semi-final, last year’s runners-up Liverpool head to the Nou Camp to play Barcelona in the first leg on May 1 with the return leg at Anfield six days later.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Tottenham Hotspur stun Manchester City to go through after seven-goal thriller, VAR drama

Spurs, who won the first leg 1-0 and progressed after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate, will play Ajax Amsterdam for a place in the final against Liverpool or Barcelona.
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur(AFP)
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur(AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo sings along with son and fiance during car ride - Watch

Cristiano Ronaldo it seems is looking to relax and spend some quality time with his family before he takes part in the crunch UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
Screengrab of video posted by Cristiano Roanldo.(Twitter/Cristiano Ronaldo)
Screengrab of video posted by Cristiano Roanldo.(Twitter/Cristiano Ronaldo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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Zidane’s second coming at Madrid ‘like winning a trophy’

Zidane resigned as Madrid coach last May after winning a third consecutive Champions League title, but the Frenchman made a remarkable comeback earlier this month when Santiago Solari was sacked.
File image of Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
File image of Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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Sergio Ramos racks up 25 red cards in Real Madrid defeat to Girona

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos entrenched his reputation as the bad boy of Spanish football by earning a staggering 25th red card for the club in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at home by Girona
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is shown a red card by referee Guillermo Cuadra.(Reuters)
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is shown a red card by referee Guillermo Cuadra.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 17, 2019 09:31 PM IST
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Champions League: As Ajax look to export young talent, Real order it in

The Champions League last-16 first-leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday is an intriguing clash of two European heavyweights who have made young players central to their strategies, but for very different reasons
Ajax and Real Madrid will play the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.(AFP)
Ajax and Real Madrid will play the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 09:21 PM IST
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