Iker Casillas is a surprise inclusion as one of the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and after making just 12 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.
Dutch officials have detected a second case of bird flu on a southern Netherlands farm, officials said on Thursday, but could not yet say whether the strain was of a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week.
Bird flu was found on a duck farm in England on Monday days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, forcing authorities to destroy poultry and restrict exports, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.
With Arsenal waiting in the weekend's Premier League tie at the Emirates in London, the situation at Manchester United has hit a new low. Daley Blind who has been Louis van Gaal's one of the main components as an utility player, is reportedly out for upto six weeks with a knee injury. The Dutch international suffered a blow on his knee in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Netherlands and Latvia.
Nearly four months after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people, the disaster remains highly controversial as the Netherlands on Monday holds a memorial ceremony for the dead.
Leroy Fer has been called up as a replacement in the Netherlands squad for the midweek friendly against Mexico and the vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia, the Dutch football association KNVB said.
Recently discovered remains of some of those on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were flown back to the Netherlands on Saturday, nearly four months after the passenger jet plunged out of the sky over eastern Ukraine.
Hockey India on Sunday announced National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), a Navratna company, as an associate sponsor for the upcoming Hero Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from December 6 to 14.
Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month`s friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.