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Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

AMSTERDAM, - Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced on Monday.


Retentive Japan not underestimating England 29 Jun 2015

EDMONTON - England may be being written off by some as rank outsiders for their Women's World Cup semi-final against defending champions Japan, but their opponents certainly aren't under-estimating them.


Chilean Jara gets ban reduced to two games 29 Jun 2015

SANTIAGO - Chile defender Gonzalo Jara's ban for provoking Edinson Cavani has been cut from three games to two, the governing body of South American football said on Monday.

UEFA softening break-even rule to attract investors 29 Jun 2015

PRAGUE - UEFA has softened its break-even 'Financial Fair Play (FFP)' regulations in an attempt to encourage investment in European club football and move from "austerity to sustainable growth".


Jones extends Man United contract 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - Defender Phil Jones has signed a contract extension with Manchester United to keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2019, the Premier League club said on Monday.


Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech ended a highly successful 11-year spell at English champions Chelsea when he moved to Premier League rivals Arsenal on Monday.

Cech thanks Chelsea owner for allowing Arsenal move 29 Jun 2015

LONDON - Petr Cech thanked Roman Abramovich from "the bottom of my heart" after the Chelsea owner allowed the club's long-serving goalkeeper to move across London and join arch-rivals Arsenal on Monday.

Dutch government seeks to prevent police protest during Tour 29 Jun 2015

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government on Monday sought a court injunction to prevent police officers from blocking the route of the Tour de France to draw attention to a wage dispute.

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