Netherlands News and Features
Ballon d'Or The Messi/Ronaldo stranglehold could well be broken in 2018, but what about the other greats who've missed out on football’s top individual prize?
Matthijs de Ligt Ajax stars Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt played down the praise their impressive performances for club and country have attracted.
Xavier Hernández Creus The late Johan Cruyff likened Davy Klaassen to Xavi and Toni Kroos, but the midfielder has dismissed the comparisons.
Virgil van Dijk Virgil van Dijk showed a touch of class after helping Netherlands secure their place at the Nations League Finals.
Ronald Koeman Netherlands came from two goals down to draw with Germany, with Ronald Koeman acknowledging character rather than quality got them there.
Leroy Sane Monday's draw with Netherlands showed Germany are capable of "playing really good football", according to Manchester City's Leroy Sane.
Virgil van Dijk Netherlands will take their place in next year's Nations League Finals, but captain Virgil van Dijk is more concerned by Euro 2020.
Joachim Löw Netherlands scored twice in the final five minutes of normal time to claim a qualification-clinching Nations League draw with Germany.
Davy Klaassen Davy Klaassen feels Virgil van Dijk's performances for Liverpool and Netherlands have placed him in the elite bracket.
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