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…)


Dutch football has entered a new low as the league champions would no longer get automatic slots in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The Dutch league is now 12th in the continental rankings so they would no longer get sure slots in the elite club competition.

Eredivisie champs Feyenoord and then Vitesse Arnhem placed last in their respective Champions League groups this term. For Dutch football it is another thing to ponder over, following the national team failure to qualify for Euro 2016 and the forthcoming World cup in Russia.


In the time-lapse of 8 years, Netherlands went from finishing in 2nd place during the 2010 edition of the FIFA World Cup to not being able to even qualify which is very surprising to say the least.

The downfall of Netherlands is a pretty noticeable one as they went from taking out the Brazilian nation in 2010 in order to reach the finals and more recently, failed to even qualify for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World.


Premier League side Southampton havesigned Netherlands defender Wesley Hoedt from Serie A side Lazio for £15 million on a five-year deal, according to reports.

The 23-year old moved to Lazio from AZ Alkmaar back in 2015. Southampton vice chair Les Reed claims the new addition is “one of the most promising young defenders” on the continent, hence offering him the deal.

Southampton hope to keep his Netherlands compatriot Virgil van Dijk despite handing in a transfer request to move to Liverpool. The club insists he is not for sale. Hoedt should partner him in centre back even though rumours say he would eventually replace him.

Hoedt had his full international debut earlier this year. He had earned four caps so far and is rated highly amongst his peers in Holland.

“Wesley has proven his talent through his performances for Lazio, as well as the Netherlands, and we believe he can develop even further here at Southampton, alongside his international teammate Van Dijk, as well as the Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Jan Bednarek and Florin Gardos,” Reed added. (more…)

Netherlands might not qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The last time that Netherlands failed to qualify for any FIFA World Cup was back on 2002 when Japan along with South Korea dual hosted the international football competition.

Netherlands are currently competing in Group A of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification stages. They have collected 10 points from their 6 opening qualifying matches and are located at the 3rd spot behind the likes of: Sweden and France with each of them having 13 points from that same amount of games played.

Only the top 2 national sides are able to qualify for the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup and Netherlands is not one of those teams, they will have to start collecting points at a consistent basis which is a completely achievable task for a national side that is ranked at the 31st spot according to the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings.

There are 4 qualifying matches that Netherlands has left to play, their nearest one is against France which is scheduled to be played on August 31 at the Saint-Denis stadium and a victory over the French outfit can be huge for Dick Advocaat and his squad. (more…)