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Ajax signs Haller from West Ham for club record transfer fee

The Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT |   Ajax has attracted striker Sebastien Haller from West Ham United for a club record of 22.5 million euros (27.5 million U.S. dollars), the Dutch soccer club announced on Friday. The previous record by Ajax, as well as for Dutch clubs, was the signing …

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Ajax out of UEFA Champions League after Atalanta defeat

The Hague, Netherlands | THE INDEPENDENT |    Reigning Dutch champions Ajax were knocked out of UEFA Champions League Group D after losing 1-0 to Atalanta in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Ajax needed a win in the Johan Cruyff Arena to reach the knockout stage, while the visitors from Bergamo needed only …

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Liverpool start Champions League with narrow win at Ajax

The Hague, Netherlands | XINHUA |    Reigning English champions Liverpool began the group phase of the 2020/2021 Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in Amsterdam. Without injured captain Virgil van Dijk, out for several months with a knee injury, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp selected Fabinho …

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Ajax, Barcelona reach deal over American defender Dest

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | XINHUA |   Ajax and FC Barcelona on Thursday agreed on the transfer of American right back Sergino Dest to Barcelona. Dest, 19, signed a contract until mid-2025 at Barcelona. Born in the Netherlands, Dest had had a contract at Ajax until mid-2022. Ajax will receive a transfer fee …

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Five ties to watch in the Europa League

Paris, France | AFP |  Three English clubs and both Celtic and Rangers are hoping to secure places in the last 16 of the Europa League this week, while former European Cup winners Ajax and Inter Milan are bidding to qualify in adversity, for different reasons. AFP Sport picks five last-32, …

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Five things we learned from European football

Paris, France | AFP | It was a disastrous weekend for Lyon and Netherlands striker Memphis Depay who is now likely to miss Euro 2020 but an excellent one for Philippe Coutinho who is proving his worth for Bayern Munich. Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five things we learned …

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Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus

Paris, France | AFP | Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match. The game was goalless but packed with incident. Ajax, a four-time winner of the competition …

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Juventus make De Ligt world’s most expensive defender

Rome, Italy | AFP | Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt, one of the most coveted young players in world football, signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for a fee of 75 million euros ($84.2 million) plus add ons. The 19-year-old agreed a five-year contract with the Italian champions. Juventus said …

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