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Euro 2020 – Dutch Referees Whistling The Finals! Posted by on Jul 13, 2021

Jumbo Kuipers Oldenzaal Supermarket Euro 2020

Last week, I wrote about how the Dutch are still in the tournament in some way, as the music is made by Dutch DJ Martin Garrix. But there’s more! The splendid finale (final) on Sunday was played between Italy and England in the Wembley Stadium in London. But guess what? The scheidsrechter (referee) was Dutch! So today…

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Euro 2020: Oranje is Back! Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

Oranje Back Euro 2020

Oranje is back! After missing out on the EK 2016 and the WK 2018, the Dutch national football team qualified again for a big championship. Yesterday they played their first game of the tournament. What happened? To celebrate this, and to celebrate the 60th birthday of the European Football championship, we’ll do a series of…

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Euro Cup 2016 and Belgium Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

If you regularly follow soccer (or football), you know the Netherlands didn’t qualify for the Euro Cup 2016. It is a sad summer for Dutch soccer aficionados, but lucky for us, our southern neighbor is in the Euro Cup! While I thought the above video was hilarious, this post is not meant to bully the…

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So what do we do next summer? Posted by on Oct 15, 2015

Het Nederlands Elftal had a very tumultuous and, in the end, disappointing journey in order to qualify for the European Cup 2016. After some embarassing defeats, the possibility of joining the next Euro Cup hung on the ability of the Netherlands to beat the Czech Republic AND Turkey loosing to Iceland. Neither of these was possible…

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How to tell someone to f*** off in Dutch Posted by on Nov 17, 2014

Yesterday the Netherlands and Mexico played a friendly soccer match in Amsterdam. If you followed either country during the World Cup in Brazil, you know it was a very important match, at least for Mexicans. Mexico and the Netherlands faced each other, and the Netherlands beat Mexico after a controversial penalty on Robben. In Mexico…

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World Cup 2010: The Aftermath Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

For the Dutch, this summer was an emotional roller coaster – and we are not a people accustomed to a high emotional pitch.  While the world watched, the Dutch national team ascended to its first World Cup final since 1978.  In the weeks leading up to the final match in South Africa, voetbal pundits made…

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Supporting Oranje in the World Cup with Beesies Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

A few weeks ago I found my preferred method of supporting the Dutch national football team.  For every 10..15? euros you purchase at the Albert Heijn you get this little thing they call a beesie.  A beestje is a tiny creature or a beasty.  Albert Heijn came up with these little fuzzy creatures and called…

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