Manchester United
12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96
2:30 PM UTC
Game Details
West Bromwich Albion
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao
3:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Newcastle United
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
1:00 AM UTC Feb 14, 2016
Game Details
 By Elko Born

Louis van Gaal and Guus Hiddink are opposites striving to prove themselves

ESPN FC's Craig Burley gives Louis van Gaal a piece of his mind after the Man United manager suggested the media should give him an apology.

As Louis van Gaal and Guus Hiddink shake hands ahead of Manchester United versus Chelsea on Monday, fans of Dutch football will undoubtedly let their minds wander back to June 13, 2014.

The World Cup had just started and Van Gaal's Netherlands were about to take on Spain, the team they lost against in the final four years earlier. After a relatively unremarkable qualification campaign, spirits were low. Grouped with perceived powerhouses like Spain and Chile, the usually confident Dutch fans couldn't...

 By Simon Kuper

Is football facing a new age of stadium terrorism after Paris attacks?

ESPN FC's Iain Macintosh reports from Wembley, where security for the England vs. France match has reached unprecedented levels.

PARIS -- I am writing minutes after Germany-Holland was cancelled in Hanover on Tuesday over fears of a planned terrorist attack inside the stadium. This might be a new age of stadium terrorism. If so, I witnessed the start of it four days ago in Paris.

I left home for the France-Germany game on what felt like a normal Friday evening. I live in Paris and am a regular at the Stade de France. But about 20 minutes into that match, we heard a loud explosion that seemed to come from just outside the...

Robin van Persie, a former Man United star, is going through a sad decline

Robin Van Persie's struggles in 2015 continued in the Netherlands' 3-2 loss to Czech Republic.

There was something fairly depressing about watching Robin van Persie cushion his header toward his own goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet and into the bottom corner of the goal, making the Netherlands go 3-0 down in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic -- unless you're an Arsenal fan.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar pulled one back shortly afterwards, before Van Persie scored a consolation goal, but this wasn't enough to stop the Dutch from losing against 10 men and failing to qualify for next summer's...

 By Simon Kuper

Why the Dutch seem to have forgotten how to play soccer

Despite a late rally, the Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after finishing fourth in Group A with their 3-2 loss to Czech Republic.

The last foreigner to manage Holland was Austrian Ernst Happel. Once a teenage solder in Hitler's army on the Russian front, Happel landed in the Dutch league in the 1960s. He never learned much Dutch, which didn't matter as he rarely spoke, preferring to smoke instead. Famously, he would win his players' respect by placing a bottle on the crossbar during a training session, then knocking it off with one shot of the ball. Mostly, he just drank cognac and played cards.

In 1978, Happel coached Holland...

Netherlands: An open letter after the Dutch fail to qualify for Euro 2016

Despite a late rally, the Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after finishing fourth in Group A with their 3-2 loss to Czech Republic.

Having missed out on your first European championship tournament since 1984, the pain you feel today is that of a slow-motion car crash. Deep down, you must have known it was coming; that sense of sliding towards the abyss and inevitability. In a qualifying process that's basically designed to offer second, third, fourth and even fifth chances, you squandered all of them.

Maybe you thought you had cut your losses when you dispatched Guus Hiddink in June. Hindsight being 20/20, you probably never...

 By Nick Ames

Netherlands fail to qualify for Euro 2016 leaving big questions over future

Despite a late rally, the Netherlands failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after finishing fourth in Group A with their 3-2 loss to Czech Republic.

Three thoughts from the Netherlands' 3-2 loss against the Czech Republic in a qualifier for the 2016 European Championship. 

1. The Dutch bow out ignominiously

It was an exit perfectly in tune with the skittish, error-strewn nature of the Netherlands' qualifying campaign.

While the team's qualification chances ultimately depended on the result of Turkey's match against Iceland (which Turkey won), Danny Blind's side might have been expected to at least keep its side of an unlikely bargain against...