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AZ with midfielder Clasie against Jablonec

5:41 p.m.: AZ will play against the Czech Jablonec with Jordy Clasie in the group stage of the Conference League on Thursday evening (6.45 pm). Trainer Pascal Jansen has put the midfielder back in the starting lineup. Due to a suspension, Clasie was temporarily absent from the Eredivisie.

Clasie forms the middle line in Alkmaar with Fredrik Midtsjø and Dani de Wit. Timo Letschert is back on the couch. The defender was not included in the selection in the previous (competition) game with Go Ahead Eagles, due to a lesser performance against FC Twente.

AZ started in group D with a draw against the Danish Randers (2-2). Jablonec won 1-0 against the Romanian Cluj.

KNVB starts preliminary investigation into incidents at NAC duels

5.18 pm: The KNVB professional football prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation into two home games of NAC Breda. According to the club from the Kitchen Champion Division, it concerns the meetings with ADO Den Haag and FC Emmen, where there were several incidents. NAC says it is currently doing everything it can to trace supporters who were involved.

During NAC – ADO Den Haag, several supporters threw beer at opponents’ players and afterwards it was also restless. Against Emmen there was also beer throwing, so that the match was even stopped for a while. In the Eredivisie, several matches (including FC Utrecht-RKC Waalwijk and FC Groningen-Vitesse) have been interrupted this season due to similar incidents.

Belgian Menten remains just ahead of Van Dijke in 3rd stage Tour of Croatia

5:14 p.m.: Mick van Dijke just failed to win the third stage in the Tour of Croatia. The 21-year-old Dutch cyclist of Jumbo-Visma had to let the Belgian Milan Menten just ahead of the sprint in the 167 kilometer ride from Primosten to Makarska. Norwegian Anders Skaarseth finished third.

Thanks to his victory, Menten took over the lead in the standings from 19-year-old Olav Kooij, who won the second stage on Wednesday. Skaarseth follows 3 beats of Menten. Van Dijke is third, 6 seconds behind the leader.

The Tour of Croatia lasts until Sunday.

Top athletes aim for a course record at Amsterdam Marathon

4:59 PM: Top athletes Tamirat Tola, Leul Gebresilase, Laban Korir and Jonathan Korir have been contracted to participate in the Amsterdam Marathon, which will be held on Sunday 17 October. According to organizer Le Champion, they will try to improve the course record. That was run in 2018 by Lawrence Cherono and is on 2.04.06.

As a result, Amsterdam became the fastest marathon in the Netherlands at the time thanks to the Kenyan. Since 2020, the competition has held the Platinum Label, an award from the international athletics association World Athletics. The last edition in 2019 saw more than 45,000 participants from 140 countries at the start.

Cycling: Valverde stage win in Tour of Sicily

3:24 PM: Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde has won the third stage of the Tour of Sicily. It was a difficult ride from Termini Imerese to Caronia, arriving after a short climb. In the uphill sprint, the 41-year-old Movistar rider showed himself supreme. Valverde kept the Italian Alessandro Covi behind him. Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo was third.

Valverde crashed shortly after the finish, but suffered no serious injuries. It was his third win of the season. Valverde took the lead in the standings from Colombian Juan Sebastián Molano. The Tour of Sicily ends Friday.

Volleyball international Dronkers stops

3.11 pm: Just Dronkers has ended his sporting career. The 28-year-old libero was still active at the European Championship this month with the Dutch team, which lost to defending champions Serbia in the quarterfinals. On the website of volleyball association Nevobo, Dronkers reports that he will focus on his social career. Since his debut in 2016, he has played 123 times for the Orange squad.

“I completed my studies in biomedical sciences at the University of Groningen and I would like to do my PhD. My entire volleyball career has been focused on getting better. I have the feeling that I have now reached my ceiling,” says Dronkers, who already said goodbye to his Belgian club Maaseik this summer. Before that he played for DOS, VollinGo, Sliedrecht Sport, SSS and Lycurgus. Dronkers, who has returned to Groningen, is looking for a promotion spot and does not rule out joining a Dutch club again at a later stage.

The Netherlands with toppers and talent to European Championship track cycling

2:31 PM: The selection with which the Netherlands will participate in the European track cycling championships next week is a mix of top riders and promises. In the men’s race, the Olympic champions Harrie Lavreysen, Jeffrey Hoogland and Roy van den Berg will compete in the team sprint. Sam Ligtlee replaces Matthijs Büchli, who took the place of Hoogland in Japan in the qualifications. Olympic champion Shanne Braspennincx is also active in the Swiss city of Grenchen, where the European Championships start on October 5.

In addition to the ‘big names’, a number of talented promises will also participate, including Maikel Zijlaard and Maike van der Duin, who both recently won gold at the European Championships for promises in Apeldoorn. Braspennincx will compete in the team sprint – with Kyra Lamberink, Hetty van de Wouw and Steffie van der Peet – in the sprint and in keirin, the sprint part with six riders in the track on which she won gold at the Games. Lavreysen and Hoogland also start in Grenchen in the sprint and keirin.

Kirsten Wild is missing in the endurance parts. Jan-Willem van Schip and Yoeri Havik are the only Olympians who also compete at the European Championships. Two weeks after the European Championship, the world title fight will take place in Roubaix, France.

Cricket association is counting on full stands against England

13:03: The Dutch cricketers will play in Amstelveen in June as part of the ICC Super League against England. The KNCB cricket association expects a large audience at the matches that will take place on 17, 19 and 22 June on the grounds of cricket association VRA. With extra stands, the capacity is expanded to 8000 spectators.

“In June of this year in Utrecht, we showed in the Super League series against Ireland that, in addition to excellent sporting performances, we can also set up such an event very well,” says Milena van Not, general manager of the KNCB. “Unfortunately, there were no spectators at the time due to the corona measures. How wonderful it is to be able to do this again next year, but with thousands of cricket fans from home and abroad. You can’t think of a more beautiful poster for cricket.”

At the end of 2017, the Netherlands qualified for the international top competition, in which it competes against eight of the twelve ‘big’ cricket countries. In 2022, home games against Pakistan and the West Indies will follow. The ICC Super League counts as qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India.

Handball player Abbingh makes a comeback in Denmark after injury

12.11 pm: Handball player Lois Abbingh has made her comeback at her Danish club Odense. The 29-year-old Dutchman suffered a tear in a hamstring during the lost quarterfinals at the Olympic Games against France last summer and was therefore sidelined for weeks. Abbingh is missing from the Orange squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Greece.

The Groningen player again made some playing minutes at Odense in the quarterfinals of the Danish cup tournament against Viborg. Abbingh made a small contribution to the victory in the final phase with a utilized penalty throw (26-23).

The build-up player was injured in Tokyo at the beginning of August, during the opening phase of the game against France at the Games. Without Abbingh, the Orange had no chance (22-32). The Dutch federation recently decided to say goodbye to Emmanuel Mayonnade, the French national coach under whom the handball players became world champions in 2019. Monique Tijsterman has the Orange squad under her care on an interim basis until the World Cup at the end of this year in Spain.

ADO Den Haag can become period champion despite points deduction

11:38 am: ADO Den Haag already received 3 points deduction from the license commission twice this season, but despite this, the team of trainer Ruud Brood can become period champion in the Kitchen Champion Division on Friday. The points deduction only applies to the final score of the competition and is not passed on in the period score, a KNVB spokesperson said to the broadcaster.

ADO Den Haag has 16 points after eight matches, as many as Excelsior, which leads the Kitchen Champion Division on the basis of a better goal difference (+9 against +5). The first period will be concluded with the ninth round on Friday evening. ADO plays against MVV in Maastricht, while Excelsior takes on NAC in Breda. All matches start at the same time at 8 p.m. The period champion ensures participation in the play-offs for promotion to the Eredivisie.

The professional football licensing committee has already deducted 3 match points from ADO Den Haag twice as a penalty, because the financially distressed club does not have the budget in order. ADO, which was relegated from the Eredivisie last season, appealed both times. The first appeal case was recently filed against the August sentence. As long as the procedure is running, ADO will keep all points obtained.

ADO Den Haag even threatens to go bankrupt and lose the professional license due to the financial problems. The club is still owned by the Chinese company United Vansen. Behind the scenes, work has been going on for months on a sale of the club, but as yet there is no signed agreement with a party that wants to save ADO.

Cycling race Tour Down Under again canceled due to coronavirus

8.32 am: The Tour Down Under will again be canceled at the beginning of next year. The Australian stage race is normally the opening race of the season in the UCI WorldTour. Due to the ongoing restrictions due to the coronavirus, the organization has decided to remove the Tour Down Under from the calendar, just like this year.

“The round cannot go ahead due to international travel restrictions and related quarantine measures for international teams that would come to Australia,” the organization said. Instead of the Tour Down Under, a nine-day cycling festival will take place at the end of January, mainly intended for Australian riders.

The Australian Richie Porte won the last edition of the Tour Down Under at the beginning of 2020.

Another Brazilian final in Copa Libertadores

08.25 am: For the second year in a row, the final of the Copa Libertadores tournament is between two Brazilian clubs. After defending champion Palmeiras had already reached the final battle at the expense of Atlético Mineiro on Tuesday, Flamengo also qualified for the final of the most important tournament for South American clubs. Flamengo won the return against Barcelona SC 2-0 in Ecuador.

The team from Rio de Janeiro had already won the home game 2-0 last week. Bruno Henrique then scored both goals and the 30-year-old striker did that again in the return in Guayaquil.

Flamengo won the Copa Libertadores for the second time in 2019. Last season Palmeiras was the best in the South American version of the Champions League. It also meant the second overall victory for the club from São Paulo. Palmeiras beat Santos 1-0 in the final, also from Brazil.

Palmeiras and Flamengo will compete in the Copa Libertadores on November 27 in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo.

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