Brobbey starts for Ajax – PSV with Drommel in goal, otherwise regular names

Brobbey starts for Ajax – PSV with Drommel in goal, otherwise regular names

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Today is the cup final at the Rotterdam Kuip

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Ajax lineup: Brobbey in the striker

Setup Ajax

Dutch success across the border: Van Bommel wins Belgian cup

Van Bommel has won first prize with Antwerp with Belgian cup

Mark van Bommel has secured his first prize as coach of Antwerp. His team won the Belgian Cup final 2-0 against KV Mechelen in Brussels.

Antwerp gained the lead when Jurgen Ekkelenkamp was floored and Vincent Janssen took the penalty in the 35th minute. Just after halftime, Ekkelenkamp overlooked the completely free Calvin Stengs, shot himself and saw his effort fly wide.

Soccer violence increases, more and more stewards drop out: ‘Situation alarming’

Stewards drop out of soccer clubs

Stewards are increasingly turning their backs on professional soccer. The aggression and violence of recent times are an important reason to quit. Clubs that see their stewards drop out have the greatest difficulty recruiting new recruits.

This is according to interviews conducted by NOS with club directors, municipalities and security specialists in soccer. To step in for the stewards, the KNVB is working on a national steward campaign.

AJA-PSV | Now be careful with that thing!

AJA-PSV | Some facts in a row

– Ajax and PSV met four times in the final. Ajax won in 1970, 1998 and 2006. In that last game, Ajax coach John Heitinga was still playing for Ajax, which won 2-1 (two goals from former PSV player Klaas-Jan Huntelaar). PSV won last year’s fourth edition 2-1 (Ryan Gravenberch 0-1, Erick Gutiérrez 1-1, Cody Gakpo 2-1).

– In total, Ajax and PSV met 14 times in the cup tournament. Ajax won nine times and PSV won four times.

– In the league this season, PSV won both duels with Ajax. In the Arena it was 1-2, in Eindhoven last Sunday 3-0.

– This season PSV also beat Ajax in the battle for the Johan Cruijff bowl: 5-3 with three goals by Guus Til.

– Ajax coach Heitinga scored the first (2001 at Volendam) and last (2015 against De Graafschap) goal of his player’s career in the cup tournament.

– PSV coach Ruud van Nistelrooij lost in the final with PSV in 2001. Twente took the penalties better after the 0-0.W el he won both the FA Cup (2004) and the League Cup (2006) with Manchester United.

– Steven Bergwijn and backup goalkeeper Remko Pasveer of Ajax played for PSV. The reverse is true for Anwar El Ghazi. Ajacied Kenneth Taylor is suspended.

Former soccer player Yuri Petrov died at age 48

Yuri Petrov

Former soccer player Yuri Petrov has died. The striker, who played in the premier league for RKC Waalwijk and FC Twente, was only 48 years old.

Petrov was a left winger who, despite his great talent, never made it beyond the Dutch sub-top. The Ukrainian-born Petrov did still appear in action for various youth selections of Russia.

Initially, Petrov was on Louis van Gaal’s radar, but he eventually chose Finidi George as the new winger.

AJA-PSV | PSV: Road to the final

Luuk de Jong and Ruud van Nistelrooij pose with the KNVB cup

AJA-PSV | Ajax: Road to the final

Dusan Tadi and John Heitinga with the KNVB cup

Today the final of the KNVB Cup is on the program. At 6 p.m. Ajax and PSV kick off in the Rotterdam Kuip to determine who wins this year’s cup.

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Kayleigh Williams