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Football: FC Utrecht two months without injured Hoogma

4.38 pm: FC Utrecht cannot use Justin Hoogma for the next two months. The 22-year-old defender has been eliminated for so long due to an ankle injury, the Eredivisie club reports. Hoogma sustained the injury earlier this month, the day before the match against VVV-Venlo during training in Veenendaal.

“In a duel I felt that there was something wrong with my ankle. The studies at UMC Utrecht have shown that an operation is fortunately not necessary, but that recovery will take two months, ”says Hoogma. “I have now been given a cast to give my ankle complete rest. After the mandatory rest period, I will do everything I can to quickly get back in shape. ”

Football: Willem II feels the pressure in relegation cracker against ADO Den Haag

4:26 pm: The interests in the catch-up game between Willem II and ADO Den Haag on Wednesday (start: 4.30 pm) are high. The numbers 16 and 17 of the Eredivisie have the same number of points, knowing that the penultimate team will also be relegated in this season. A victory in Tilburg is mandatory for Willem II, trainer Zeljko Petrovic states plainly.

“It’s a very important game,” he admits. “We feel that pressure and we don’t have to run away from it. We have to fight a lot and show our supporters and the people within the club that we do everything we can to get away from the bottom. ”

Willem II delivered a default at home against FC Utrecht (0-6) on Friday evening. “We discussed what went wrong and what needs to be improved,” Petrovic said. “We have to be sharper in all respects against ADO. Faster pace, fiercer in duels, better communication. ADO is not of the level Utrecht, but if we do not come out better than Friday, it will be a difficult evening on Wednesday as well. ”

In the relegation battle, Willem II can probably count on Freek Heerkens and Pol Llonch again. According to Petrovic, Kwasi Wriedt will return to the front line.

Football: Aké is still missing at Manchester City

4.25 pm: Nathan Aké of Manchester City also has to skip the first match against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the eighth finals of the Champions League. The Dutch international is still not fit. He did not play for the leader of the Premier League in 2021.

According to trainer Pep Guardiola, there are no further personnel problems in his selection. City has won the last eighteen games, in all competitions, and therefore starts Wednesday as a big favorite in the diptych with the current number 8 of Germany.

“Borussia deserves as much respect as all our other opponents,” Guardiola argued. “It’s a normal match for us. We are preparing in the same way as we have before for our duels with Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. ”

City’s away game is played in Budapest due to German corona rules.

Football: National coach Gorré calls up Leeuwin for the Surinamese team

2:27 pm: Ramon Leeuwin is part of the football selection of the Surinamese national team for the next two World Cup qualifying matches. It is the first time that the 33-year-old defender of AZ has been called up by national coach Dean Gorré.

Suriname will play a home game against the Cayman Islands on March 24. Three days later the game with Aruba follows.

The introduction of a so-called sports passport by the Surinamese government made it possible at the end of 2019 to select Dutch footballers of Surinamese descent for the Surinamese national team. Among others Ryan Donk, Kelvin Leerdam, Florian Jozefzoon, Diego Biseswar and Sheraldo Becker have already been welcomed by Gorré.

Suriname will also compete against Canada and Bermuda in the first round of the World Cup qualification, in addition to the Cayman Islands and Aruba.

Football: PSV defender Obispo back after six months of injuries

2:26 pm: Armando Obispo will be part of the selection of Young PSV for the home game against Helmond Sport on Tuesday. The 21-year-old defender was injured at the end of August, in preparation for the new season, and did not play after that.

Obispo attended PSV’s youth academy since 2007. Last season, the Eindhoven team rented him out to Vitesse, where he was a regular basic player. PSV brought him back after that successful season. Obispo was injured in the exhibition game against Eintracht Frankfurt on August 22.

Football: Trainer Buijs of FC Groningen against Feyenoord back on the bench

1.44 pm: Danny Buijs returns to the bench at FC Groningen in the home game against Feyenoord on Wednesday. The 38-year-old trainer was missing from the duel with sc Heerenveen on Sunday because he had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for the corona virus. Although Buijs tested negative, he did not want to take any risks. Goalkeeping coach Sascha Marth and technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus did not travel to Heerenveen for the same reason, where it became 1-1.

„I have been absent from the away game against Feyenoord for private reasons before, but this was very different. You feel good, you have a negative corona test result and yet it is better not to be near others. Anyway: it was better that I was at home on the couch than one of the players. We would like to keep all risks of contamination as small as possible ”, says Buijs.

FC Groningen is sixth in the Eredivisie, Feyenoord is number 4. The difference between the two clubs is 4 points.

Tennis: Greek track to second round in Montpellier

1.16 pm: Tallon Griekspoor is in the second round of the ATP tournament in Montpellier. The 24-year-old Dutch tennis player was too strong for the American Marcos Giron on Tuesday in three sets: 6-2 6-7 (5) 6-3.

Griekspoor, the number 160 in the world, had reached the tournament through the qualifications. It is the third time for the Haarlemmer that he reached the second round of an ATP tournament. The previous two times this happened at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, in 2018 and 2019.

For a place in the quarter finals, Griekspoor will compete against Frenchman Ugo Humbert, the global number 32.

Football: Sc Heerenveen let Fernández go back to Uruguay on a rental basis

01.04 pm: Joaquín Fernández has left SC Heerenveen without playing an official match. The 22-year-old Uruguayan defender is on loan to Montevideo City Torque for the rest of the year.

Fernández was brought in by Heerenveen in August as a replacement for Sven Botman. The player from River Plate was not immediately convincing. Because the promises team of sc Heerenveen does not play due to the corona virus, the Frisian club thinks it is more sensible to let Fernández gain playing time in his own country.

Football: Stengs resumes training and hopes to reach home game with Feyenoord

13.03 hours: Calvin Stengs resumed training at AZ on Tuesday. The attacker did not yet join the group, but trained individually, a spokeswoman for the club said.

Stengs was missing on Saturday in the away match against VVV-Venlo, won by AZ, 4-1 because he was ill. The international now hopes to be fit in time for Sunday’s home game with Feyenoord. AZ is in third place and Feyenoord is fourth.

Tennis: Halep signs out for Qatar Open

12:31 PM Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has signed out for the Qatar Open, the heavily occupied WTA tournament that will be held in Doha in March. The organization of the tournament did not give a specific reason for the cancellation of the world’s number 3.

Halep reached the quarter finals in the Australian Open. In it she lost to the American Serena Williams.

The Australian Ashleigh Barty, number 1 in the world, is planning to participate in Doha. The Dutch Kiki Bertens wants to make her comeback in the Qatar Open. She was out for months after Achilles tendon surgery.

Football: Rankovic returns to Sparta Rotterdam as assistant coach

11:21 am Aleksandar Rankovic returns to Sparta Rotterdam. The 42-year-old Serb will start next season as an assistant to head coach Henk Fraser.

Rankovic takes the place of Gérard de Nooijer, who has indicated to the club that he wants to continue his career elsewhere.

Rankovic has already acted as Fraser’s assistant at Vitesse and Sparta Rotterdam. This season he started his first job as head coach at ADO Den Haag. Rankovic was fired in November due to disappointing results. Ruud Brood succeeded him at ADO.

Football: ‘Sampaoli new trainer Olympique Marseille’

10:30 am Jorge Sampaoli is on his way to Olympique Marseille. According to various media, the 60-year-old Argentinian trainer quickly signs a contract with the French football club.

Sampaoli is still active at the Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro. He has already said goodbye to the supporters in an open letter. Sampaoli previously worked as a trainer of Sevilla in Europe, in the 2016/2017 season. He then went to work as the national coach of Argentina, with which he was eliminated in the eighth finals at the 2018 World Cup.

André Villas-Boas handed in his contract as trainer of Olympique Marseille at the beginning of this month.

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