Football in the Netherlands

Short Soccer, February 18, 2013

Rod Fanni

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hailed his side after they bounced back from their disappointing Champions League defeat to Juventus with a 6-2 thrashing of Dundee United. 

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 3:15am

Saffron can spice up TT finale

Peri Peri Saffron has given the impression of a horse looking for more ground and the four-year-old gets it and with a much-needed low draw in the opening leg of the season-ending Triple Trio at Sha Tin on Sunday.

Peter Ho Leung has shown patience with his four-year-old and has picked out an ideal Class Four over 1,400m, where he will jump from gate two.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Kitchee's Arsenal clash looks set to be a sell-out

Nearly half the tickets have been snapped up for Arsenal's visit next month when they take on local champions Kitchee at Hong Kong Stadium - and this even before the fate of their captain Robin van Persie has been decided.

The 29-year-old striker has a year left on his Emirates contract but is believed to be keen on a transfer.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

All of the goals which took the teams to Euro 2012

Group A


Qualify automatically as host nation


Top scorer

Kyriakos Papadopoulos


Roman Pavlyuchenko

Czech Republic

Michal Kadlec

Group B


Klaas-Jan Huntelaar


7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Radiomarelli will relish longer trip and dirt

Radiomarelli continued to progress with another gutsy performance in a competitive Class Three over 1,400m at Sha Tin last Saturday and looks ready to score next time out.

The Sean Woods-trained gelding arrived off a mark of 69 following a good maiden win in a 16-runner event at Windsor, a second, a third and a fifth from four straight course efforts in Britain as a juvenile.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte has the arsenal to blow rivals away

After scraping home as co-winner of the Jockey Challenge on Wednesday night, Douglas Whyte has the firepower to blow rivals away today, with the shortest-priced favourite on the card among his nine rides.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Classic Boy looks a winner in waiting

Caspar Fownes is going through a dry spell by his standards with only five winners from the past 16 meetings, but Classic Boy looks a sure winner after coming up a stride short of winning the Class Four Sau Mau Ping Handicap (1,650m) on Wednesday night at Happy Valley.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Michael Church in South Africa

Twelve years in the making, Japan finally earned their first World Cup win on foreign soil, in the process capping a remarkable three days for Asian football.

While South Korea travelled to South Africa confident of success - and duly delivered with a 2-0 win in their opening game against a poor Greece team - the same could not be said of Takeshi Okada's Blue Samurai.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

... and risk making city an international laughing stock

Soccer advertises itself, with some justification, as 'the world game'. It goes from strength to strength around the globe, from impoverished developing countries where few can afford new boots to strongholds of rival sports, such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand, who have all qualified for the World Cup finals in South Africa in June.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

You Bet

Another pivotal weekend in the English Premier League as leaders Chelsea host third-placed Arsenal and Aston Villa go to Tottenham Hotspur with the prize of fourth place potentially on offer for the winners, while Manchester United have the much easier task of a home game against bottom club Portsmouth.

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Jason Dasey

The motto is 'The Future is Asia', but the continent's four representatives in the World Cup could be excused for dwelling on the immediate past as they come to terms with the hands that fate dealt them at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

6 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Chance for soccer crazy youths to train in Munich

They may not generate big headlines like Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Bayern Munich rule in the German soccer league. In a bid to boost its grass-roots community development, the club is collaborating with financial firm Allianz Global Investors to create the first Allianz Junior Football Camp in Germany.

10 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cup 'victory' perfect build-up for Dutch

We are in good shape and can go forward with confidence, says coach De Haan

They didn't wear their famous orange strip. But the fans said they didn't care as long as their favourites won.

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Dutch passport snub spurs Kalou

If things had turned out differently, Chelsea's Salomon Kalou would have been turning out for the Netherlands today at the ING Cup at the Hong Kong Stadium today. Instead, Kalou will be hoping to fire Ivory Coast to victory against a country which once turned him down.

2 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Eto'o is coming to HK

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has emerged as a likely candidate for Cameroon's Olympic squad that will feature in a pre-Games tournament in Hong Kong.

Eto'o, 27, (pictured) and fellow Cameroon star Jean Makoun, who has signed for Lyon, have been named as overage players in a provisional Cameroon squad.

3 Jul 2008 - 12:00am