AIFF boys settle for 4th spot in international tournament

All India Football Federation`s Under-16 Regional Academy boys finished fourth in their maiden stint at the International Youth Tournament (HSV Odin 59`) in Heemskerk, the Netherlands Sunday.

Argentine goalie thanked Van Gaal in Netherlands` dressing room after WC semi win

Argentine goalkeeper reportedly thanked Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal in their dressing room after the World Cup semifinal for the help the Dutchman gave him at AZ Alkmaar.

Ajax sign AZ defender Viergever

Ajax Amsterdam have signed AZ Alkmaar defender Nick Viergever on a four-year contract until July 1, 2018.

Juve taking nothing for granted in Europa League

Juventus are theoretically only four matches away from a Europa League final date in their own Turin stadium.

Ajax reach cup final and stay on course for double

Lasse Schone scored a spectacular free kick as Ajax Amsterdam kept up their bid for a domestic double by beating AZ Alkmaar 1-0 to book a place in next month`s Dutch Cup final against PEC Zwolle.

Andrea Pirlo puts Juventus in last eight with Benfica, Porto

Andrea Pirlo kept Juventus on course for a home Europa League final after his superb free kick settled their battle with Italian rivals Fiorentina to send the Serie A leaders into the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Ajax suffer first defeat of Dutch football season

AZ Alkmaar handed Ajax Amsterdam their first defeat of the Eredivisie season by beating the reigning champions 3-2.

Ajax come from behind to win Johan Cruijff Schaal

Siem de Jong scored an extra-time winner as Ajax Amsterdam came from two goals down to beat AZ Alkmaar 3-2 and win the season-opening Johan Cruijff Schaal in Amsterdam.

AZ, PSV reach Dutch Cup Final

PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar qualified for the final of the Dutch Cup, KNVB Beker, by beating PEC Zwolle and Ajax by identical 3-0 respectively.

Jozy Altidore confident about Anzhi clash

AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore is confident that his team will be able to cope with Anzhi`s Samuel Eto`o in their Europa League playoff first leg Thursday.

Dutch football league title becomes two-team race

The close battle for the Eredivisie title seems to be heading towards a duel between AZ Alkmaar and Ajax after the latter beat rivals PSV Eindhoven 2-0.

Heracles beat Alkmaar to reach first Dutch Cup final

Heracles Almelo struck twice in extra time to stun league leaders AZ Alkmaar 4-2 on Thursday and reach their first Dutch Cup final where they face PSV Eindhoven.

AZ wins; Ajax earns first Dutch league win in 2012

AZ Alkmaar was back on top of the Dutch league after Maarten Martens’ two second-half goals earned a 2-0 win over Excelsior Rotterdam on Saturday.

Banned Bulgarian referee uses false identity

A banned Bulgarian referee took charge of this week`s friendly between Werder Bremen and AZ Alkmaar under a false identity, state television BNT reported on Friday.

Suspended Ajax-AZ match to be replayed without spectators

The suspended Dutch Cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar will be played all over again on Jan 19 but without spectators.

Europa League: Rubin, Udinese, Bruges and Alkmaar into last 32

Rubin Kazan, Udinese, Bruges and AZ Alkmaar qualified for the Europa league knockout stages and will go into the draw for the round of 32 with big guns Manchester United and Manchester City after their Champions League elimination.

AZ Alkmaar appoint Advocaat as coach

Belgium coach Dick Advocaat has taken over at Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar following last week`s sacking of Ronald Koeman, the club said on Tuesday.

AZ Alkmaar appoint Advocaat as coach

Belgium coach Dick Advocaat has taken over at Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar following last week`s sacking of Ronald Koeman, the club said on Tuesday.

Dutch champions Alkmaar sack coach Koeman

Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar have sacked coach Ronald Koeman after a series of poor results, the club said on their website on Saturday.

Dutch champions Alkmaar sack coach Koeman

Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar have sacked coach Ronald Koeman after a series of poor results, the club said on their website on Saturday.