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Friday, 7 July, 2000, 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK


Van Gaal Van Gaal named Holland boss
Former Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal is named as the new Holland coach after Frank Rijkaard resigned after defeat at Euro 2000.

A distraught Dutch fan Dutch despair over penalty pain
Dutch press reaction to Thursday night's penalty shoot-out defeat by Italy is typically forthright.

Frank de Boer Holland simply not good enough
Alan Hansen believes Holland can have no complaints after their Euro 2000 exit against Italy.

Van Gaal favourite for Dutch job
Former Ajax and Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal has emerged as favourite to take over from Frank Rijkaard as Holland coach.

Thijssen points finger back at Dutch
Former Holland and Ipswich star Frans Thijssen looks back at the Dutch semi-final disaster and says: We were not good enough.

Overmars set for Highbury talks
Dutch winger Marc Overmars is to meet Arsenal to discuss his future as Barcelona and Lazio watch on with interest.

Bergkamp quits international scene
Defeat against Italy brought an end to Dennis Bergkamp's international career. Sport Online looks back at his high's and low's on the world stage.

Dutch fire blanks in shoot-out
Holland's dismal record in penalty competitions goes from bad to worse, as the semi-final flop makes it three failures in four years.

Wenger pays tribute to Bergkamp
Arsene Wenger hails Dennis Bergkamp's decision to end his international career with Holland.

Italy through on penalties
Italy win through to the final of Euro 2000 on penalties at the expense of co-hosts Holland after a sterile semi-final in Amsterdam.

Rijkaard quits after semi-final loss
Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard announced his resignation within minutes of his team losing on penalties to Italy in their Euro 2000 semi-final.

Dutch party turns sour
Frustrated Dutch fans vented their anger at police after seeing their side crash out of the European Championship.

Holland v Italy clockwatch
All the major incidents from Italy's Euro 2000 semi-final penalties victory over Holland.

Kluivert heads chase for Golden Boot
BBC Sport Online reviews the race for the tournament's top scorer as Euro 2000 nears its climax.

Kluivert robbed of goal record
Uefa confirms Patrick Kluivert's third strike against Yugoslavia was an own goal by Dejan Govedarica.

Six of the best for Holland
Patrick Kluivert hits a hat-trick as Holland put six past hapless Yugoslavia in their Euro 2000 quarter-final.

Holland v Yugoslavia clockwatch
All the action as Holland destroy Yugoslavia 6-1 in a one-sided quarter-final in Rotterdam.

Holland v Yugoslavia in pictures
Kluivert's goal-fest helps Holland storm into the semi-finals with a 6-1 win over Yugoslavia.

Hansen: This could be Kluivert's time
The BBC's Alan Hansen tells Sport Online that Euro 2000 could well be Patrick Kluivert's tournament.

Kluivert: I didn't score four
Dutch star Patrick Kluivert was right when he said he only scored three, not four goals in Holland's 6-1 rout of Yugoslavia.

Zenden linked with Spurs
Tottenham are reportedly tracking Barcelona winger Boudewijn Zenden as a replacement for David Ginola

Dutch delight in technical stakes
Holland leave the rest trailing when it comes to technique, according to Uefa's list of the best 50 players at Euro 2000.

Davids hits back at Cruyff comments
Holland midfielder Edgar Davids has responded angrily to criticism from Dutch legend Johan Cruyff over his performances.

Westerveld wants Van der Sar back
Holland goalkeeper Sander Westerveld feels he is not the best man to stay between the posts for the rest of Euro 2000.

Final challenge for France
Edgar Davids has thrown out a challenge to world champions France: "Let's meet in the final of Euro 2000 - then we can really see who is stronger."

Group D goes Dutch
Co-hosts Holland clinch top spot in Group D as Boudewijn Zenden's goal seals a thrilling win over world champions France in Amsterdam.

Dutch delighted to top group
Dutch goalscorer Frank de Boer insists winning Group D is crucial to the co-hosts progress at Euro 2000.

Holland v France in pictures
Holland comes back from behind to beat second-string France 3-2

France v Holland clockwatch
All the live action from Amsterdam as the tournament favourites met to decide Group D.

England gone, party on
England may be out of Euro 2000 - but supporters of the teams left in the competition are getting more colourful by the day.

Houllier expects final dress rehearsal
Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier feels the showdown between Holland and France to be a meeting of potential champions.

Muhren: There is more to come
Ex-Ipswich and Holland midfielder Arnold Muhren believes that despite an indifferent start, the Dutch can take Euro 2000 by storm.

Rijkaard concerned about cautions
With four of his defenders on yellow cards, Holland coach Frank Rijkaard may change his back line for the game with France.

Dutch wear down Denmark
Holland turned the style in the second half to reach the quarter finals of Euro 2000 after being made to toil by Denmark.

Denmark v Holland clockwatch
A rundown of the key incidents in Holland's 3-0 defeat of Denmark in Rotterdam.

Kluivert's joy
Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert was overjoyed at playing his part in Holland's qualification for the quarter-finals, scoring one of the three goals against Denmark.

Rijkaard blasts players
Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard complains that his players prefer playing cards to working hard to build team spirit.

Stam KO rocks Holland
Jaap Stam will miss Friday's clash with Group D rivals Denmark in Rotterdam due to knee and groin injuries.

Dutch trying to work out their problems
Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard has been endeavouring to work out what went wrong in his team's opening Euro 2000 foray.

Holland escape with lucky win
A late Frank de Boer penalty gives Holland a fortunate 1-0 win over a spirited Czech side who dominate for long periods in Amsterdam.

Fortune favours Frank
Frank de Boer admits the Dutch were lucky to win their Group D clash with the Czech Republic.

Results
Thu Jun 29
Italy (0) 0-0 (0) Holland
Zambrotta s/o 34
Booked Booked
Zambrotta 15
Iuliano 19
Toldo 38
Maldini 45
Di Biagio 88
Zenden 28
Davids 50
van Bronckhorst 75
Stam 93
Ref. M Merk (Germany) Att. 50000
 Match Report
Italy win 3-1 on penalties
Italy: 4. Demetrio Albertini; 13. Alessandro Nesta; 14. Luigi Di Biagio; 9. Filippo Inzaghi; 10. Alessandro Del Piero; 15. Mark Iuliano; 18. Stefano Fiore; 5. Fabio Cannavaro; 17. Gianluca Zambrotta; 12. Francesco Toldo; 3. Paolo Maldini; Subs: 6. Paolo Negro; 7. Angelo Di Livio; 1. Christian Abbiati; 2. Ciro Ferrara; 16. Massimo Ambrosini; 20. Francesco Totti; 19. Vincenzo Montella; 22. Francesco Antonioli; 21. Marco Delvecchio; 11. Gianluca Pessotto;
Holland: 3. Jaap Stam; 7. Philip Cocu; 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 9. Patrick Kluivert; 11. Marc Overmars; 8. Edgar Davids; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 4. Frank de Boer; 1. Edwin van der Sar; Subs: 6. Clarence Seedorf; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 18. Ed de Goey; 22. Sander Westerveld; 16. Ronald de Boer; 2. Michael Reiziger; 13. Bert Konterman; 20. Aron Winter; 14. Peter van Vossen;
Sun Jun 25
Holland (2) 6-1 (0) Yugoslavia
Kluivert 24
Kluivert 38
Govedarica 51 og
Kluivert 54
Overmars 78
Overmars 90
Milosevic 90
Booked Booked
Bosvelt 48
Ref. J M Garcia Aranda (Spain) Att. 50000
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
Wed Jun 21
France (2) 2-3 (1) Holland
Dugarry 8
Trezeguet 30
Kluivert 14
F de Boer 51
Zenden 59
Booked Booked
Dugarry 45
Desailly 75
Vieira 90
Davids 81
Cocu 85
Ref. A Frisk (Sweden) Att. 50000
 Match Report
France: 4. Patrick Vieira; 13. Sylvain Wiltord; 1. Bernard Lama; 20. David Trezeguet; 8. Marcel Desailly; 18. Frank Leboeuf; 2. Vincent Candela; 14. Johan Micoud; 21. Christophe Dugarry; 11. Robert Pires; 19. Christian Karembeu; Subs: 6. Youri Djorkaeff; 9. Nicolas Anelka; 22. Ulrich Rame; 15. Lilian Thuram; 7. Didier Deschamps; 17. Emmanuel Petit; 12. Thierry Henry; 3. Bixente Lizarazu; 16. Fabien Barthez; 5. Laurent Blanc; 10. Zinedine Zidane;
Holland: 9. Patrick Kluivert; 7. Philip Cocu; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 22. Sander Westerveld; 19. Arthur Numan; 4. Frank de Boer; 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 8. Edgar Davids; 3. Jaap Stam; 11. Marc Overmars; Subs: 14. Peter van Vossen; 2. Michael Reiziger; 13. Bert Konterman; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 6. Clarence Seedorf; 20. Aron Winter; 16. Ronald de Boer; 21. Roy Makaay; 18. Ed de Goey; 1. Edwin van der Sar;
Fri Jun 16
Denmark (0) 0-3 (0) Holland
Kluivert 58
R de Boer 66
Zenden 77
Booked Booked
A Nielsen 52
van Bronckhorst 5
Reiziger 10
Konterman 56
Ref. U Meier (Switzerland) Att. 50000
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
Denmark: 11. Ebbe Sand; 9. Jon Dahl Tomasson; 3. Rene Henriksen; 12. Soren Colding; 8. Jesper Gronkjaer; 5. Jan Heintze; 19. Morten Bisgaard; 1. Peter Schmeichel; 7. Allan Nielsen; 2. Michael Schjonberg; 20. Thomas Gravesen; Subs: 17. Bjarne Goldbaek; 18. Miklos Molnar; 14. Brian Nielsen; 15. Stig Tofting; . Thomas Helveg; 13. Martin Laursen; 10. Martin Jorgensen; 4. Jes Hogh; 22. Peter Kjaer; 21. Mikkel Beck; 16. Thomas Sorensen;
Holland: 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 2. Michael Reiziger; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 8. Edgar Davids; 9. Patrick Kluivert; 13. Bert Konterman; 7. Philip Cocu; 11. Marc Overmars; 1. Edwin van der Sar; 4. Frank de Boer; Subs: 16. Ronald de Boer; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 18. Ed de Goey; 6. Clarence Seedorf; 21. Roy Makaay; 22. Sander Westerveld; 20. Aron Winter; 19. Arthur Numan; 14. Peter van Vossen;
Sun Jun 11
Holland (0) 1-0 (0) Czech Republic
F de Boer 89 pen
Booked Booked
F de Boer 36
van Bronckhorst 90
Nedved 22
Poborsky 49
Repka 66
Ref. Perluigi Collina (Italy) Att. 50000
 Match Report
 Photo Gallery
Holland: 7. Philip Cocu; 1. Edwin van der Sar; 4. Frank de Boer; 9. Patrick Kluivert; 6. Clarence Seedorf; 12. Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 2. Michael Reiziger; 10. Dennis Bergkamp; 8. Edgar Davids; 5. Boudewijn Zenden; 3. Jaap Stam; Subs: 13. Bert Konterman; 15. Paul Bosvelt; 16. Ronald de Boer; 11. Marc Overmars; 17. Pierre van Hooijdonk; 19. Arthur Numan; 18. Ed de Goey; 22. Sander Westerveld; 21. Roy Makaay; 20. Aron Winter; 14. Peter van Vossen;
Czech Republic: 21. Petr Gabriel; 8. Karel Poborsky; 17. Vladimir Smicer; 1. Pavel Srnicek; 11. Tomas Rosicky; 2. Tomas Repka; 19. Karel Rada; 3. Radoslav Latal; 7. Jiri Nemec; 10. Jan Koller; 4. Pavel Nedved; Subs: 6. Petr Vlcek; 12. Vratislav Lokvenc; 5. Milan Fukal; 13. Radek Bejbl; 16. Ladislav Maier; 22. Jaromir Blazek; 15. Marek Jankulovski; 9. Pavel Kuka; 14. Pavel Horvath; 18. Jiri Novotny;
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