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ALKMAAR- Ajax have completed the signing of 26-year-old AZ striker Mounir El Hamdaoui for an undisclosed fee on a four-year deal. The Moroccan’s contract with AZ was due to expire ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ have a good chance of advancing to the next round of the Europa League. The hosts enjoyed a 2-0 win over IFK Göteborg on Thursday night thanks to ...

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ALKMAAR- After Gertjan Verbeek and Niklas Moisander had already previewed Thursday’s game between AZ and IFK Göteborg at a press briefing on Wednesday afternoon, assistant coach Stefan Rehn and forward ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ coach Gertjan Verbeek and defender Niklas Moisander previewed Thursday’s Europa League clash between AZ and IFK Göteborg at the traditional press briefing ahead of the game. Verbeek presented ...

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ALKMAAR- Sergio Romero returned to training with AZ on Monday afternoon. The goalkeeper made five appearances for Argentina at the World Cup in South Africa. Argentina were knocked out of ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ will play IFK Göteborg in the Europa League third qualifying round on Thursday. The Swedish club suffered a 1-0 defeat at Halmstads BK on Sunday. Thursday’s opponents are ...

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ERMELO- AZ also enjoyed victory in their final pre-season friendly. Maarten Martens´ 15th minute goal earned Gertjan Verbeek´s team a narrow 0-1 win over Turkish side Gaziantepspor in Ermelo on ...

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ANNA PAULOWNA- AZ maintained their unbeaten start to the pre-season campaign with a 0-1 win over Plymouth Argyle FC on Wednesday night. Nick van der Velden scored AZ´s only goal ...

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ALKMAAR- World Cup contenders Brett Holman, Héctor Moreno and Simon Poulsen reported back for training in Alkmaar on Monday morning. Physical coach Jan Kluitenberg guided the AZ trio through a ...

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KEULEN- AZ beat Belgian reigning Champions Anderlecht 2-1 on Saturday night to win the ETL Domcup.  Pontus Wernbloom and Kolbeinn Sigthórsson were on target for Gertjan Verbeek´s team.

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ALKMAAR- AZ  have been paired with IFK Göteborg from Sweden in the third qualifying round of the Europa League after today’s draw in Nyon in Switzerland. AZ will be at ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ will face Anderlecht in the ETL Domcup final on Saturday. The Belgian champions recorded a 1-0 win over 1. FC Köln on Thursday. AZ had booked a place ...

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COLOGNE- AZ continued their unbeaten run in pre-season with a 0-2 victory over Turkish giants Fenerbahçe in their opening match of the ETL Domcup on Thursday night, thanks to second-half ...

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ALKMAAR- A 23-man AZ squad has left for Cologne. Gertjan Verbeek´s team will take part in the ETL Domcup, along with 1. FC Köln, Anderlecht and Fenerbahçe. AZ will first ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Red Bull Salzburg at the AZ Stadium on Friday night. Pontus Wernbloom scored the winning goal with a header in the final ...

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ALKMAAR- Red Bull Salzburg have completed the signing of 27-year-old David Mendes da Silva for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder signed a three-year contract with the reigning Champions in Austria ...

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DE LUTTE- The sky was no longer overcast in De Lutte on Wednesday, the day after the Netherlands reached the World Cup final in South Africa.

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ALKMAAR- The Netherlands reached the World Cup final after defeating Uruguay 3-2 in the semi-final in Cape Town on Tuesday night, thanks to goals from Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Wesley Sneijder ...

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DENEKAMP- AZ enjoyed a 0-11 win over DOS'19 in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday. Ali Messaoud bagged a hat trick. Jonathas and Erik Falkenburg each scored a double and Pontus ...

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DE LUTTE-  On Sunday, AZ headed to De Lutte in the east of Holland for a pre-season training camp. On arrival, the sun was shining brightly, but the weather was ...

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DE LUTTE- AZ romped to a comfortable 1-13 victory over vv Albatross in a pre-season friendly, played in tropical conditions on Sunday afternoon. Mounir El Hamdaoui and Ali Messaoud each ...

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ALKMAAR-  Germany tore Argentina apart to book their place in the semi-finals. AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero conceded four goals, while the Argentineans could not find the back of the net ...

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ALKMAAR- The Netherlands came from behind to beat Brazil in the quarter-finals 2-1. Robinho had opened the scoring for Brazil in the first half but an own goal by Melo ...

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ALKMAAR-  AZ will travel to FC Den Bosch for the third round of the KNVB Cup following the draw at the KNVB headquarters on Thursday. The game will take place ...

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KATWIJK- AZ beat vv Katwijk 0-4 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday night, thanks to goals from Rasmus Elm, David Mendes da Silva, Mitchell te Vrede and Nick van der ...

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ALKMAAR- Martin Haar has committed his future to AZ by signing a new four-year contract that will keep him in Alkmaar until 2014. The assistant coach’s contract was due to ...

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ALKMAAR- Holland progressed to the World Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday afternoon, thanks to goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. Stijn Schaars did not ...

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ALKMAAR- Sergio Romero reached a place in the World Cup 2010 quarter-finals at the expense of his team mate Héctor Moreno as Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 in Johannesburg on Sunday. ...

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STRIJEN- AZ claimed a 2-8 win in their first pre-season friendly against amateurs vv Strijen on Friday night with Jonathas and new signing Erik Falkenburg each bagging a brace.

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ALKMAAR- Simon Poulsen´s Denmark have been knocked out of the World Cup, following a 3-1 defeat against Japan on Thursday in Rustenburg.  Denmark finished third in Group E.  The Netherlands ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ goalkeeper Boy Waterman will spend next season on loan at De Graafschap. The clubs reached agreement after the 26-year-old passed a medical on Thursday. Waterman’s contract in Alkmaar ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ midfielder Brett Holman scored for Australia in their 2-1 win over Serbia on Wednesday night, but the Socceroos were still eliminated from group D on goal difference behind ...

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ALKMAAR-  Two second-half goals saw Argentina maintain their 100 per cent record as they saw off Greece 2-0 on Tuesday night. AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero kept his second consecutive clean ...

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ALKMAAR- Héctor Moreno’s Mexico qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup in spite of a 1-0 defeat against Uruguay in Rustenburg on Tuesday.

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ALKMAAR- The sun was shining brightly as Gertjan Verbeek took charge of his first AZ training session on Tuesday.

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ALKMAAR- With the World Cup in full swing in South Africa, the AZ squad will prepare for their new season as they return to training on Tuesday at 10.30am.

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ALKMAAR- Australia took the lead against Ghana after 11 minutes during a World Cup Group D match on Saturday. AZ´s attacking midfielder Brett Holman got his name on the score ...

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ALKMAAR-  Cameroon became the first team to be knocked out of the Word Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Denmark in Pretoria on Saturday. AZ defender Simon Poulsen again played ...

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ALKMAAR- The Netherlands recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Japan in Durban on Saturday afternoon. AZ captain Stijn Schaars was an unused substitute. Following their second straight World Cup win, ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ defender Héctor Moreno played the full ninety minutes in Mexico’s 2-0 win over France in Polokwane on Thursday. Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored a goal each. ...

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ALKMAAR- Gonzalo Higuaín scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat South Korea 4-1 in their second Group B World Cup match in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon. AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero again ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ have completed the signings of Holland U-23 internationals Erik Falkenburg (22) and Nick Viergever (20) from Sparta Rotterdam on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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ALKMAAR- AZ will open the new Eredivisie season with an away tie against NAC Breda on Sunday, August 8. They will play host to FC Groningen on Saturday, August 14. ...

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ALKMAAR- The Netherlands made a winning start to their World Cup campaign as they beat Denmark 2-0 on Monday afternoon. The Netherlands took the lead after 46 minutes when AZ ...

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ALKMAAR- Brett Holman’s Australia suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Germany in their Group D opening game on Sunday. The AZ midfielder came on as a substitute after 46 minutes. The Germans ...

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ALKMAAR- Sergio Romero kept a clean sheet as Argentina recorded a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in their Group A opening game. The AZ goalkeeper played the full ninety minutes. Gabriel ...

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ALKMAAR- Héctor Moreno was not used as a substitute when Mexico drew 1-1 with hosts South Africa in the World Cup kick-off match on Friday. Siphiwe Tshabalala opened the scoring ...

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ALKMAAR- Simon Poulsen’s Denmark slipped to a 1-0 defeat against World Cup hosts South Africa in their final warm-up match on Saturday. The AZ left back was included in the ...

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ALKMAAR- Dirk Marcellis has signed a four-year contract with AZ that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2014. His former club PSV and AZ had already ...

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ALKMAAR- Héctor Moreno’s Mexico recorded a 1-2 victory over Italy in their final friendly before next week’s World Cup opener. The AZ defender replaced Maza Rodriquez in the 69th minute, ...

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ALKMAAR- Pim Verbeek has announced his World Cup squad on Wednesday morning. The Australia manager has included AZ midfielder Brett Holan in his final 23-man squad, but has left out ...

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ALKMAAR- Brett Holman’s Australia recorded a 1-0 win over Denmark in a World Cup warm-up in South Africa on Tuesday. Denmark coach Morten Olsen sent on the AZ midfieder as ...

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ALKMAAR- Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has named Héctor Moreno in his final 23-man World Cup squad. The AZ defender featured in the warm-up friendly 2-1 defeat against Holland and 5-1 ...

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ALKMAAR- Earnest Stewart has been appointed as AZ’s new Director of Football as from 1 June. The 41-year-old American succeeds Marcel Brands, who has left AZ for PSV.  Stewarts leaves ...

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ALKMAAR- Mexico thrashed Gambia 5-1 in a World Cup warm-up friendly on Sunday. AZ defender Héctor Moreno played 78 minutes and was taken off when Mexico had taken a 4-1 ...

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ALKMAAR- A number of AZ players were away on international duty on Saturday. Niklas Moisander’ Finland fought out a goalless draw in an international friendly against Poland. Pontus Wernbloom was ...

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ALKMAAR- Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has included Stijn Schaars in his 23-man World Cup squad. The 26-year-old AZ captain was called up to the final squad at the expense ...

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ALKMAAR- Holland, with Stijn Schaars in the starting line-up, beat Héctor Moreno’s Mexico 2-1 in an international friendly game in Freiburg on Wednesday. The AZ midfielder played the first 45 ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who has recovered from injury, played the full ninety minutes as Argentina thrashed Canada 5-0 in an international friendly match on Monday. 

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ALKMAAR- Brett Holman scored the winning goal deep into injury time to give Australia a 2-1 win in an international friendly match over New Zealand in Melbourne on Monday. Young ...

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ALKMAAR- Marcel Bout will leave AZ this summer to become assistant manager at the German champions and Cup winners Bayern Munich. The 47-year´s current contract was due to expire in ...

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ALKMAAR- After having been in charge as assistant coach at AZ for two seasons, Shota Arveladze leaves Alkmaar to become the new manager of the Turkish club Kayserispor. The 37-year-old ...

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ALKMAAR- Niklas Moisander´s Finland suffered a 2-0 defeat against Estonia in an international friendly match in Talinn on Friday. The AZ defender played the full 90 minutes. The Estonian defender ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ have reached agreement with PSV for Dirk Marcellis, while PSV signed Jeremain Lens from AZ for an undisclosed fee. The two players are expected to agree personal terms ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ will play a pre-season friendly against Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, managed by Huub Stevens, at the AZ Stadium on Friday, 9 July, with an 19.30 kick-off. It ...

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ALKMAAR-  Bert van Marwijk has named Jeremain Lens and Stijn Schaars in his provisional 27-man World Cup squad. The Holland coach will release four players before announcing his final squad. ...

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ALKMAAR- Holland coach Bert van Marwijk told David Mendes da Silva on Friday that he had released the AZ midfielder from the 30-man provisional World Cup squad, along with PSV´s ...

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ALKMAAR- Héctor Moreno played the full 90 minutes for Mexico in their 1-0 win over Angola 1-0 in an international friendly on Thursday, with a crowd of 70,000 filling Reliant ...

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ALKMAAR- Several AZ players have been named in their countries´ provisional squads for the World Cup in South Africa.

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ALKMAAR- Three AZ players, Stijn Schaars, David Mendes da Silva and Jeremain Lens, have been named in Holland’s provisional 30-man World Cup squad. Holland coach Bert van Marwijk will announce ...

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ALKMAAR- The AZ players were in a relaxed mood when they had their last training session of the season. Coach Dick Advocaat put the squad through the routine drills for ...

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ALKMAAR-  Bert van Marwijk has announced his squads for two upcoming training camps. The Holland coach has handed three AZ players, Jeremain Lens, David Mendes da Silva and Stijn Schaars, ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ salvaged a point in a 1-1 draw at home to PSV on Sunday afternoon. Otman Bakkal opened the scoring for the visitors on the hour-mark, but Mounir El ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ will say goodbye to 22-year-old Sébastien Pocognoli, ahead of Sunday’s home game to PSV. The Belgian defender joined AZ in the summer of 2007 and made a move ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat conducted his final press briefing of the season on Thursday afternoon. The departing coach previewed AZ´s season, showed his delight with the appointment of Gertjan Verbeek as ...

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GLASGOW- AZ recorded a 1-2 win in a friendly match against Celtic in Glasgow on Wednesday night. Georgios Samaras opened the scoring for the hosts at Celtic Park but Graziano ...

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GLASGOW- A 20-man AZ squad arrived in rainy Glasgow at 21.45 local time on Tuesday night. Mounir El Hamdaoui, Stijn Schaars, Maarten Martens and David Mendes da Silva did not ...

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ALKMAAR- Gertjan Verbeek has been appointed manager of AZ. The 47-year-old signed a three-year contract and will start his new job at the beginning of the 2010/11 season, after having ...

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ALKMAAR- Celtic’s fixture with AZ, which was postponed amid the grounding of many flights across Europe due to an ash cloud emanating from Mount Eyjafjallajokull, has been rescheduled. The friendly ...

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ALKMAAR- Celtic’s friendly match with AZ scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, has been postponed due to the travel chaos caused by an erupting Icelandic explosion. Celtic said in a statement: ...

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Tilburg- AZ recorded a comfortable win against Willem II on Sunday: 0-3. Héctor Moreno, Brett Holman and Mounir El Hamdaoui scored the Alkmaar side’s goals in Tilburg. AZ secured Europa ...

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ALKMAAR- At his weekly press briefing, Dick Advocaat told media representatives why he had resigned from his post as Belgium coach. The coach said he is ready for a new ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ recorded a 1-0 home win over Eredivisie leaders  FC Twente on Tuesday night. Mounir El Hamdaoui scored the only goal of the game after eight minutes´ play. Stijn ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ coach Dick Advocaat held a press briefing on Monday afternoon, ahead of Tuesday’s Eredivisie clash against leaders FC Twente.

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NIJMEGEN- AZ dropped two precious points after being held to a goalless draw at NEC in Nijmegen on Saturday night. David Mendes da Silva was forced to leave the pitch ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Saturday’s Eredivisie game at NEC during his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR- AZ TV had an extensive interview with Pontus Wernbloom. The Swedish midfielder spoke about his hard childhood in Sweden, the Dutch style of play, Real Madrid and his upcoming ...

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ALKMAAR- The sun was shining brightly when head coach Dick Advocaat and his coaching staff put the AZ squad through some testing drills on Wednesday morning. The players worked on ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ marched on as they collected their sixth consecutive win after seeing off FC Utrecht 2-0 at the AZ Stadium on Saturday night. Maarten Martens opened the scoring after ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat previewed Saturday’s Eredivisie home game to FC Utrecht at his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR- For the third time this season, the AZ squad posed for a team photo. DSB had been AZ´s shirt sponsor for the past years, but after Chairman Scheringa stepped ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ´s Morten Nielsen is to join Swedish club Landskrona BoIS on loan until 30 June 2010. The 20-year-old Danish midfielder joined AZ from Chelsea in the summer of 2009. ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ face Celtic in a friendly that will take place at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Wednesday, April 21, with a 20.30 CET kick-off, ahead of the Dutch Cup ...

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ALKMAAR- Jeremain Lens scored a spectacular hat-trick for AZ in their 3-2 win over Heracles Almelo on Saturday night. Dick Advocaat’s men cemented their bid for fifth place in the ...

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ALKMAAR- During his weekly press briefing, Dick Advocaat previewed Saturday’s Eredivisie game at home to Heracles Almelo. The AZ coach heaped praises on Heracles Almelo coach Gertjan Verbeek and revealed ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ´s young talented Icelandic players Kolbeinn Sigthórsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson played out a goalless draw with Iceland against Mexico in an international friendly match in Charlotte (USA) on ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ captain Stijn Schaars will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a back injury. The 26-year-old midfielder went to hospital on Wednesday where a scan revealed he suffers ...

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ALKMAAR- Sergio Romero damaged the ligaments of his right knee during AZ´s 0-1 win at Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday. The 23-year-old goalkeeper made an awkward fall when he attempted to ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat previewed Sunday’s game at Sparta Rotterdam at a press briefing on Friday afternoon. The AZ coach has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ have strengthened their squad for the new season by signing Charlison Benschop from RKC Waalwijk.  The 20-year old striker, who joined RKC Waalwijk in 2007, will sign a ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ coasted to a comfortable 6-2 win over RKC Waalwijk on the night that former President Dirk Scheringa bade farewell to the AZ faithfuls.  El Hamdaoui struck a hat-trick ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Saturday’s Eredivisie game at home to RKC Waalwijk, at his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon. AZ´s head coach also revealed his future plans ...

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ALKMAAR- Stijn Schaars will serve a one-match ban when AZ host RKC Waalwijk on Saturday. The midfielder picked up his seventh yellow card of the season in AZ´s 4-1 win ...

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ALKMAAR: AZ maintained their push for European football with an emphatic 4-1 victory at home to sc Heerenveen on Saturday night. Maarten Martens, Mounir El Hamdaoui, Jeremain Lens and Brett ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat previewed Saturday’s game at home to sc Heerenveen at a press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR- AZ will bid farewell to Dirk Scheringa on Saturday, 13 March, ahead of the game at home to AZ – RKC Waalwijk (kick-off time: 19:45). The crowd, sponsors and ...

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ALKMAAR- A number of AZ players are away with their countries during the current international break. A review of international matches featuring players from AZ.

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ARNHEM- Mounir El Hamdaoui hit a hat-trick as AZ registered a comfortable 0-3 win over Vitesse on Saturday night. AZ remain fifth in the table and stay on course for ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ coach Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Saturday’s Eredivisie game at Vitesse during his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR - Several AZ players will represent their countries in friendly international matches.  Stijn Schaars has been named in the 23-man Holland squad to face the United States of America ...

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VENLO- AZ could only manage a point after VVV-Venlo held them to a 3-3 draw at De Koel in Venlo on Saturday night. AZ raced into a 1-3 lead with ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat previewed Saturday’s game at VVV-Venlo at his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR- Holland coach Bert van Marwijk  has announced his 25-man provisional squad for the upcoming international friendly against Team USA in the Amsterdam ArenA  on Wednesday 3 March. Stijn Schaars ...

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ALKMAAR- Second half-goals from Pa-Modou Kah (an own goal) and Rasmus Elm gave  AZ a 2-0 victory over Roda JC on Saturday night. AZ could have celebrated a more emphatic ...

13-02-10, 00:00

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Saturday’s clash between AZ and Roda JC at his weekly press briefing on Friday afternoon.

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ALKMAAR- Stijn Schaars will serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in AZ´s 1-2 win over Feyenoord on Sunday. The midfielder will miss ...

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ROTTERDAM-   AZ recorded a 1-2 victory over Feyenoord at the Rotterdam Kuip on Sunday afternoon. Goals from Mounir El Hamdaoui and Héctor Moreno sealed the win for AZ. Pontus ...

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ALKMAAR- Ari will continue his career in Russia after Spartak Moscow completed the transfer of the 24-year-old striker for an undisclosed fee. Ari has undergone a medical in Moscow and ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ are friday delighted to announce a four-month sponsorship deal with BUKO, a service company. Its distinctive brand will appear on AZ' s home and away shirts and on all ...

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BREDA- AZ earned a point from their 1-1 draw with NAC Breda on Tuesday night. Niklas Moisander´s 75th minute goal gave AZ a deserved lead but Kees Kwakman headed home ...

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ALKMAAR- During a press briefing on Monday afternoon, Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Tuesday’s Eredivisie game at NAC Breda. The AZ head coach presented a team update, and gave his ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ´s hopes of qualifying for European football suffered a blow as they slipped to a 0-1 defeat at home against FC Groningen on Saturday night. A second-half strike from ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat previewed Saturday’s Eredivisie game at home to FC Groningen at his weekly press briefing. The AZ coach explained why a win on Saturday is of paramount importance. ...

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ALKMAAR- Milano Koenders joins Sparta Rotterdam on loan until the end of the season. The 23-year-old defender played for Young AZ in the first part of the 2009/10 season, but ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ head coach Dick Advocaat has been handed a one-match touchline ban by the Dutch FA and faces a further one-match suspension if he is found guilty of a ...

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ALKMAAR- Sébastien Pocognoli has completed his transfer from AZ to Standard Liege after the 22-year-old left back agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the reigning Belgian champions. Pocognoli returns to the ...

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ALKMAAR- Héctor Moreno and Kew Jaliens are ruled out of Saturday’s Eredivisie game to FC Groningen (kick-off time: 19.45). The two AZ defenders will have to serve a one-match ban ...

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AMSTERDAM- AZ suffered a narrow defeat on Sunday afternoon. Gregory van der Wiel´s 63rd minute goal was enough to ensure Ajax beat the Alkmaar outfit 1-0 at the Amsterdam ArenA. ...

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ALKMAAR- Dick Advocaat looked ahead to Sunday’s Eredivisie game at Ajax during his weekly press briefing on Friday. The AZ coach discussed his new game plan and the squad discipline. ...

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ALKMAAR- AZ completed the signing of Costa Rican goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado Brown on a five-year deal. The Costa Rica U-20 international will join AZ from Deportivo Saprissa on 1 July ...

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ESTEPONA- The players were put through their paces on Friday morning, following last night’s narrow 2-3 win over Union Estepona CF. They were made to work hard during their final ...

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ESTEPONA- AZ came back from two goals down to secure a hard-fought 2-3 win over Union Estepona CF on Thursday. Ari, Jonathas and Graziano Pellè were on target for AZ. ...

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ESTEPONA- AZ claimed a narrow 2-3 win over Estepona in their second friendly at the Marbella Paradise Football & Sports training ground in Southern Spain on Thursday, courtesy of goals ...

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ESTEPONA-  The sun was finally shining brightly when AZ trained on Thursday morning, ahead of their second friendly match in Spain, against local semi-professional club Estepona tonight. The players were ...

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ESTEPONA- After a rainy Tuesday, the weather in the south of Spain had not improved really significantly on Wednesday. The AZ squad, though, braved the conditions on the second day ...

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ESTEPONA- After a wet Tuesday night, the players continued training in better conditions on Wednesday morning. Dick Advocaat was keeping his squad under watch as he put them through their ...

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ESTEPONA- AZ beat Málaga B 1-2 in a friendly match in Southern Spain on a rainy Tuesday night, thanks to second-half goals from Nick van der Velden and Maarten Martens. ...

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ESTEPONA- AZ have won the first of three friendly games during their training camp at the Marbella Paradise of Football & Sports training ground. Dick Advocaat’s team recorded a 1-2 ...

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ESTEPONA- A 24-man AZ squad has arrived in Estepona in Southern Spain on Monday afternoon. The players walked out onto the Marbella Paradise of Football & Sports training pitch at ...

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ALKMAAR-  Kees Luijckx, who has found first-team opportunities with AZ limited this season, will spend the rest of the season on loan at ADO Den Haag. It has been announced ...

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ALKMAAR- Celso Fabian Ortiz Gamarra completed his first training session with AZ on Thursday morning. The 20-year old midfielder from Paraguay signed a five-year deal with AZ in August 2009. ...

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ALKMAAR- The AZ players returned for training on Wednesday morning to start preparing for the second part of the 2009-2010 season. Rasmus Elm was absent due to illness, while Ari, ...

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ALKMAAR- Kees Luijckx, whose current contract with AZ expires in the summer of 2010, will join NAC Breda from AZ at the end of the season. He will sign a ...