Field for 24-team Euros filling out

Soccer Nov 17, 2019

Field for 24-team Euros filling out

The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer's finals. Austria also made it through to the tournament, which kicks off in Rome on ...

Black Pete protested as Dutch children hail St. Nicholas

World / Social Issues Nov 17, 2019

Black Pete protested as Dutch children hail St. Nicholas

The Dutch version of St. Nicholas arrived Saturday in the Netherlands in an annual children's party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface makeup to play the character in ...

Dutch star Sneijder calls it a career

Soccer Aug 13, 2019

Dutch star Sneijder calls it a career

The Netherlands' most-capped player Wesley Sneijder announced on Monday his retirement from soccer, bringing down the curtain on a trophy-laden career that spanned 17 years. The 35-year-old, who played 134 times for his country, made the announcement while speaking to the YouTube channel of his ...