7:00 – At the beginning of each day FCUpdate.nl publishes its own schedule. With a useful overview, we map the news of the day, the specials that will be online, the duels on the program and the type of football that is shown on TV. Here’s what you can expect on Sunday, October 10.
Van Gaal press conference
National team coach Louis van Gaal speaks to the press again today. How does he look back on the difficult victory in Latvia? Does he expect a similar match against Gibraltar? And what names can we expect in the opening match at De Kouib?
Trouble in AZ threatens: have Advocaat-déjà vu under Jansen?
He sold AZ for €44 million to self-taught players last summer. Calvin Stings (OGC Nice), Myron Boadaux (Monaco) and Thion Kompiners (Atalanta) closed the AFAS stadium door behind them. Their successors are still waiting for the moment, because coach Pascal Jansen mainly chooses routine and experience and this can cause problems at Alkmaar.
ADO Den Haag – FC Den Bosch (2.30 pm)
The situation is still strange in The Hague. Behind the scenes, the club caught fire and had to knock on the town hall to get support this week in order not to lose his KNVB licence. Sportingly it’s going well, they took a massive 2-6 win over MVV last week and are now unbeaten in five straight games. After all, you’ll just want to continue that streak against FC Den Bosch today.
Italy – Belgium (3 pm)
After losing the 2014 World Cup semi-final, Arjen Robben said he was not waiting for the “consolation final” at all. Thibaut Courtois did the same this week after losing the Nations League semi-final against France 2-3. “Being third or fourth in the Nations League is not very interesting to anyone.” Then Robben came back to his words after the 0-3 victory over Brazil. Does this also apply to Belgians this afternoon?
Spain – France (8:45 pm)
The last European Championship came too early for Spain’s new young group. France’s world team fell victim to high expectations and was eliminated early by Switzerland. This time, both teams are entitled to a prize. Which of the two will win tonight and become the second champion in Nations League history?
Football on TV
12.15 pm: Excelsior (f) – ADO Den Haag (f), ESPN – A direct report on the women’s duel in the Dutch league
2.30 pm: ADO Den Haag – FC Den Bosch, ESPN – Live report on the fencing in the Kitchen Champion section
3 pm: Italy – Belgium, Ziggo sports football Live coverage of the Nations League consolation final
4:45 pm: FC Dordrecht – Helmond Sport, ESPN – Live report on the fencing in the Kitchen Champion section
8 p.m.: Almere – de Graafschap, ESPN – Live Report of the Duel in the Kitchen Champion Division
8.45 pm: Spain – France, Ziggo Sports – Live coverage of the Nations League final
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