Former Netherlands international Fernando Ricksen had died aged 43, as per reports. The former Rangers star revealed he has motor neurone disease in 2013, and helped raise awareness through his foundation.

The Fernando Ricksen Foundation helped raised funds and engaged in awareness campaigns that included a benefit match in 2015 at Ibrox. The game at Ibrox had up to 41,000 fans in attendance, raising over 320,000 pounds shared by the player and his daughter, MND Scotland and the club’s charity foundation.

Wim Rijsbergen, the Dutch Football Star is the New Coach of Solomon Islands

Wim Rijsbergen, the new coach said that taking on the responsibility of the football team of Solomon Islands is an opportunity which doesn’t come by easily. The sixty-seven-year-old has been the head coach of Tobago, Indonesia, and Trinidad. Also, he has played for the Netherlands at 1974, as well as the 1978 World Cup along with Johan Cruyff, the football legend.

Wim Rijsbergen signed a short term contract with the Solomon Islands and said that he had been pretty curious Oceania football. He states that this is a great opportunity to come in touch with other people and know about football in that area of the world. Also, he believes that this job is not about making money and is about enjoying it.


Atletico Madrid of Spain and France forward Antoine Griezmann, has listed Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong as the most difficult player he has come up against. De Jong, who has a deal in principle to join Barcelona from the Dutch giants in the summer, is rated as one of the best prospects in world football, and had a bright Performance for the Netherlands when they defeated t France 2-0 in November.

Griezmann was impressed. And despite having played on the biggest stages in the game, the Frenchman said the 21-year-old stands out. He said he tried to put pressuredon De Jong, but he didn’t succeed.  Griezmann is not the only footballer star to have had high praises for De Jong, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez also praised the youngster


Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have revealed that they will not risk playing Arjen Robben in their final matches of 2018 in a bid to have him fully fit for matches in the New Year.

The Dutch winger is not fit to play any more matches for the remainder of 2018 due to concerns about aggravating a nasty thigh injury he picked up earlier in the year, Bayern head coach has confirmed.

The Rise Of The Dirk Kyut: The Prodigy Of The Quick Boys

Dirk Kuyt was a part of Quick Boys, before starting off his career as a player for the team of Utrecht. At the youthful age of 18 he kicked off the journey of a footballer as Stricker, but for the most part of his career, he has played as a winger.

The very talented Dutch player had the opportunity to play for the national team of Netherlands and also went on to play for Feyenoord, the Rotterdam based Dutch professional football club.

Koeman believes in his team

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes that his team is developing well and that they should be able to challenge the best teams in Europe very soon. He said that the team is undergoing a rebuilding phase but he is sure that they are making progress gradually.

Indeed the Netherlands were not qualified for the last World Cup in Russia and has since then appointed a new coach in Ronald Koeman. The latter said that there is a big task ahead of him as he seeks to build a team that will be able to compete at the next Euros.

Koeman Authenticate Mazraoui Talks: “A Sober Option For Netherlands”

Ronald Koeman, the Netherlands national team boss has confirmed that he has a long talk with Noussair Mazraoui Ajax right-back. And the talk was about choosing Oranje over Morocco. He is a talented player and now at the young age of 20. He was born in the Netherlands, but at the youth level, he represented Morocco and he was on the standby list of the clubs for the World Cup.

In an interview Koeman revealed that he had a conversation with Mazraoui and he believes that the player is a good option for the slot on the right-back in the national team of Dutch.

In the interview, He said, “last Thursday, I spoke to him and it was the afternoon time. Our conversation lasted for quite a long time. His agent and I had a large conversation and there were four people present. During our talk, we indicated him what we want and what we expect from him when he will be the part of the team. We assured him that in the coming time, for the right back position, he will be a serious option.

 “These days, he had many choices and now he has to make a choice, as he is being called for Morocco probably. But, what I personally believe that a player won’t come for conversation and will listen to our story if he had made up his mind for Morocco already.

“During our talk, we have indicated that we have been a new period and now we are giving a chance to new talents a chance.” He further added that on the basis of our conversation and how got separated and looking at the way he was replying, now we have a bit more hope than what we had before.”


Tottenham Hotspur feel they have not received enough return on investment on Netherlands star Vincent Janssen. The Premier League side is reportedly in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce for the striker who barely made an impact in England, and has been slow to replicate the form that made Spurs buy him in the first place.

Janssen scored only four goals for Fenerhance as his season was hampered by injury. The Netherlands international has seen his profile seriously deteriorated since the move to England and now Turkey. He has not been included in the Tottenham American pre-season tour. There are strong indications that he would not return to north London this term.

Besiktas President Confirms Interest In Arda Turan

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has opened the possibility of signing Barcelona attacker Arda Turan when the transfer window reopens next month. The Turkey international has not earned a single minute of playing time since Ernesto Valverde took incharge at Barcelona in the summer.

In a recent report covered by Marca, Orman admitted that he would like to pursue the services of Turan, although there is no deal in place yet to bring him back to Istanbul, he said: “I like Arda Turan and I would like to see him in a Besiktas shirt, but we have players in his position. So far, we haven’t made any move for him.” (more…)