Bergwijn scores winner as Netherlands edge Poland

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Koeman hints at different approach from Barca after friendly win Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn scored just past the hour mark to secure a hard-fought win over Poland in their opening Nations League clash on Friday.The hosts won by a lone goal as heavy home pressure finally paid dividends at the Johan Cruyff Arena. The Dutch, runners-up in last year’s inaugural edition of the competition, were playing their first game since the departure of Coach Ronald Koeman to Barcelona last month, but kept up their crisp performances of the last two years.Bergwijn tapped the ball home in the 61st minute after a characteristic sweeping move from the Netherlands, playing under interim Coach Dwight Lodeweges in their League A Group 1 match.Frenkie de Jong’s sweeping ball and Hans Hateboer’s assist gave Tottenham Hotspur’s Bergwijn the simple task of finishing from close range to score his first international goal.De Jong had hit the upright with the last touch of the first half, after a clever flick over the top of the defence by Memphis Depay.De Jong chested the ball down and swiveled a shot toward goal, only to be denied by the woodwork. There was also a good chance for Depay early in the second half but he was caught unawares when the Polish defence failed to clear an incoming cross.Poland were missing Robert Lewandowski after the Bayern Munich striker was given time off, following Champions League success last month but saw Krzysztof Piatek force a good save out of Jasper Cillessen just past the half hour.His side-footed shot was parried away by the keeper after Poland had split the Dutch defence with a quick counter.However, it was their only real chance as the hosts dominated the match.“Not many of our players had many minutes in the legs but we trained hard this week and worked well and we achieved a very professional performance as a result,” said Dutch Captain Virgil van Dijk. Reuters/NAN.Tags: BarcelonaNetherlandsPolandronald koemanUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

See Photo Of Neymar Signing PSG Contract

first_imgBrazilian superstar, Neymar, has penned his world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, according to the picture making the rounds on social media.The picture showed 25-year-old Neymar putting pen to paper, with PSG representatives in attendance.Neymar’s £200m world record move to PSG became imminent yesterday when Barcelona authorized him to miss training and also confirmed that the forward wants to leave the Camp Nou.The Brazilian will reportedly earn £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week.RelatedOfficial – PSG Announce Neymar SigningAugust 3, 2017In “France”Neymar-Barcelona Saga Rumbles On…October 10, 2017In “Europe”Barcelona Confirms Neymar Departure, PSG Move ImminentAugust 2, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Rohr Pens Two-Year Contract Extension

first_imgSuper Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has signed a new two-year contract until 2019.This was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick while he was speaking during the launching ceremony of the code 1945 in Lagos on Monday ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.BREAKING: NFF president @PinnickAmaju announces that coach Gernot Rohr has been given a two-year contract extension and paid up until December 2017 https://t.co/Utrfs2cQjh— Kwesé Sports (@kwesesports) November 27, 2017The NFF chief also confirmed that his salary has been paid until December 2017.Gernot Rohr has had a largely successful stint as Super Eagles head coach since his appointment in 2016.He masterminded Super Eagles’ qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Russia.Relatedlast_img read more