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Today this page will take you through the month of June, when Jefferson Farfán and Heurelho da Silva Gomes made a switch from PSV to Schalke 04 and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively. Guus Meeuwis performed four highly successful gigs at the Philips Stadium and two late goals in extra time gave Russia a 3-1 win over the Netherlands in the Euro 2008 quarter final on June 21.
Farfán made a switch to Schalke; Gomes joined the Spurs
After four successful seasons with PSV, Jefferson Farfán made a switch to Schalke 04, the new club of former PSV coach Fred Rutten. The 23-year-old Peruvian striker signed a four-year contract with the Bundesliga club. Heurelho da Silva Gomes also left PSV: the Brazilian goalkeeper made a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Jérémie Bréchet became PSV's second summer signing. The 28-year-old French defender was out of contract at FC Sochaux and agreed a three-year deal with PSV. Stijn and Dries Wuytens from Belgium signed new long-term contracts at PSV. New head coach Huub Stevens included 18-year-old Stijn in the senior first-team squad, while his younger brother Dries, who is seventeen years old, competes at the highest youth levels. Donny Gorter joined NAC Breda. He put pen to paper on a one-year contract, with an option for a further two years.
Successful stadium gigs
The Philips Stadium's multifunctionality did not go unnoticed as the stadium was the setting for four performances by singer Guus Meeuwis and his band, for the third year running. The highly successful gigs, attended by nearly 130, 000 people, allowed a boyhood dream to come true for Guus Meeuwis, as the popular singer of songs in the Dutch language brought down the house for four days in a row. Friday night's concert was the highlight as the gig produced a superb atmosphere, coinciding with a spectacular Euro 2008 match of the Dutch team.
Holland knocked out by Hiddink
The Dutch team enjoyed convincing victories in the Euro 2008 group stages against Italy (3-0), France (4-1) and Romania (2-0), but were knocked out of the tournament by Guus Hiddink's Russia, who beat the Oranje 3-1 after extra time in the quarter-final. The two teams finished level at 1-1 on 90 minutes, but Russia grabbed a place in the semi-finals with a deserved 3-1 extra time win over the Netherlands. Spain claimed the title with a 1-0 victory over Germany.
The spectacular PSV racing car, which competed in the Superleague Formula competition, provided a fine spectacle in the city centre of Eindhoven. The car was on display in town to add lustre to a three-day car event. FC Twente/Heracles won the 62nd edition of the Otten Cup tournament in 2008 and Danny Koevermans scored a double in the farewell match of his former team mate Shota Arveladze in Tblisi (Georgia).

A review of the month of July 2008 will be published on Wednesday, January 7.