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Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals with a two-match victory of 5-4 against Lyon, 11 May 2017
May 12 '17 08:06

Ajaxagainst Manchester United on May 24th. Ticket sales start Monday. The Amsterdam team has 10 thousand tickets available.

Ajax makes it through to the Europa League finals, 11 May 2017
May 12 '17 07:45

Ajax is through to the Europa League finale, despite a 3-1 loss against Olympique Lyon on Thursday. Due to last week's 4-1 win, the Amsterdam team will play against Manchester United in Stocholm on May 24th. Coach Peter Bosz is delighted, he said to RTL7.

"Inside my heart is racing", "We needed to play football and we did that. Reaching the finals is beautiful. Call it a victory for football."

Riot police clash with football fans in Rotterdam after Feyenoord lost to Excelsior, 7 May 2017
May 11 '17 08:30

The municipality of Rotterdam decided to ban shops in the city center from selling alcohol on Sunday, when Feyenoord is playing against Heracles for the Dutch title. On Wednesday the police published photos of 12 men suspected of violence during riots in Rotterdam this past Sunday after Feyenoord lost against Excelsior. So far three suspects turned themselves in, according to the Telegraaf.

All 12 men are suspected of public violence. The photos of those who turned themselves in have since been removed from the police site. 

PSV Eindhoven
May 10 '17 08:22

Another two former youth players at football club PSV came forward to report that they were sexually abused while playing for the club, the Volkskrant reports.

One victim was abused in the 70s - his coach took him to the dressing room after a training and forced him to go sit in the bath, where the coach molested him. The boy went home in tears, but refused to tell his parents what happened. "I insisted that nothing happened. I was ashamed and scared that the coach would get mad at me and take me off the team." he told the Volksrkant.

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May 9 '17 16:05

A riot police van hit a Feyenoord fan on the Coolsingel on Sunday, leaving him with a broken leg. A bystander recorded the incident.

Dick Advocaat
May 9 '17 15:30

The footballers in the Dutch national team were surprised by the KNVB's choice to , KNVB technical director Hans van Breukelen said in a press conference on Tuesday. "But like me they are professionals and they can also go somewhere else", he said, according to RTL Nieuws.

Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 9 '17 10:15

The Rotterdam police are studying surveillance camera footage of riots that broke out in the city after Feyenoord lost 3-0 to Excelsior on Sunday. They are looking for hooligans who were violent during the disturbances, so that they can be arrested to prevent them from ruining the atmosphere during the next Feyenoord match in Rotterdam on Sunday, RTL Nieuws reports.

The police will publish the photos of these rioters on their site. It mainly involves people who acted violently towards the police or other persons. 

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May 8 '17 16:00

The football match between FC Den Bosch and FC Dordrecht was suspended for 15 minutes on Friday after a thrown firework exploded near the ball boy's head. The terrified boy ran off the field in tears. He sustained hearing damage, according to Omroep Brabant.

Some 100,000 people were in Rotterdam to watch the Feyenoord vs Excelsior Eredivisie match, 7 May 2017
May 8 '17 08:11

A "small group of rioters" caused major disruptions in Rotterdam after Feyenoord's shocking 3-0 defeat by Excelsior on Sunday, the police said in a statement. Some 100 people were detained for crimes including challenging the police, throwing fireworks and stones, insulting police officers and not following the police's instructions.

Football
May 5 '17 18:54

Two former football players at PSV and Vitesse reported to the professional football organizations that they were sexually abused while playing at the Dutch clubs in their youths. This is the first time that victims of sexual abuse in Dutch professional clubs are coming forward, according to NU.nl.

Feyenoord fans
May 5 '17 14:15

The municipality of Rotterdam is working very hard to try and give hundreds of thousands of Feyenoord fans the chance to see their team possibly win the Dutch title in the match against Excelsior on Sunday, the Telegraaf reports

A massive 30 thousand tickets have already been sold to season ticket holders to watch the match on big screens set up in De Kuip on Sunday afternoon. The last 7,500 tickets are going to youth members of the legion, Feyenoord's official supporters club, today. That means that De Kuip is fully booked.

May 5 '17 13:40

Football club Roda JC put the acquisition of the club by Aleksei Korotaev "on-hold" on Thursday after it was revealed that he's been in a Dubai prison since February. A number of stakeholders are worried about the Kerkrade club's future should this deal fall through. 

Feyenoord and AZ football hooligans clash in a freefight somewhere on a beach in the Netherlands, January 2017
May 4 '17 12:30

The investigation into a large organized fight between football hooligans supporting Feyenoord and AZ three months ago, has reached a dead end. So far no arrests were made, and the chance of it happening in the future is very small, a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.

According to the spokesperson, the case no longer has high priority within the police. "The problem is that no one feels like a victim or wants to press charges."

May 1 '17 16:15

Arnhem professional football club Vitesse won 2-0 against Alkmaar’s AZ in the KNVB Cup final at De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam Sunday night, a historical win for the team which had not won a major tournament or league in its club history. The team from will celebrate its 125th anniversary on May 14. No professional football club has suffered a drought as long as Vitesse.

As Cup winner, Vitesse gets to face off against the upcoming national champion, which is likely to be Feyenoord, for the Johan Cruijff Shield on August 5th. Vitesse is currently ranked sixth in the Eredivisie.

Smoke bomb at PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match in Philips Stadium, Eindhoven, 23 Apr 2017
Apr 27 '17 11:40

A 35-year-old Eindhoven man arrested for , apologized via his lawyer Bas Ruijters. According to the lawyer, his client regrets lighting the smoke bomb. He adds that his client was not involved in any form of planned action, only lit a smoke bomb he found on the ground, Omroep Brabant reports.

Dick Advocaat
Apr 27 '17 11:05

Dick Advocaat will be the new coach for the Dutch men's football team, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the 69-year-old Fenerbahçe coach spoke with Dutch football association KNVB on Wednesday and now only faces a few practical issues before he can start his new job with Oranje.

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Apr 26 '17 12:30

The Erasmus University campus will be completely locked during the match between Excelsior and Feyenoord on May 7th. Campus Woudestein is located right next to Excelsior's Woudestein stadium and the university would rather not have football supporters wandering through the campus for security reasons, AD reports.

The expectation is that many Feyenoord supporters will go to Kralingen on match day, because it is an important match for the Rotterdam club. If Feyenoord beats Excelsior, they also win the championship. 

Amsterdam Arena
Apr 25 '17 19:37

The Amsterdam ArenA football stadium and concert venue will be renamed Johan Cruijff Arena, a move that will no doubt please fans of both Amsterdam football club AFC Ajax and the Dutch national football team. The announcement was made late on Tuesday evening, what would have been Cruijff's 70th birthday.

Smoke bomb at PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match in Philips Stadium, Eindhoven, 23 Apr 2017
Apr 24 '17 07:57

A huge smoke bomb set off among the audience of the PSV vs Ajax Eredivisie match at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Sunday, left 15 people injured. The first aid team had to treat 10 supporters, four security guards and a steward for respiratory problems and burning eyes, ANP reports. 

Ajax after the Europa League quarter finals against Schalke 04, 20 Apr 2017
Apr 21 '17 16:30

Ajax will be playing against French football club Olympique Lyonnais in the Europa League semi-finals, according to UEFA's live blog on the lottery in Nyon. The match will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:05 p.m. CEST.

The other semi final match will be between RC Celta De Vigo and Manchester United FC on May 4th. The Ajax vs Lyon match was also supposed to happen on May 4th, but as that is a day of remembrance in the Netherlands, Amsterdam asked that it be moved.

Ajax starts with a home match. The return in France is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th. 

Football
Apr 21 '17 11:50

Video replay will be used to help referee all Netherlands football matches in the Eredivisie from the 2018/19 football season, Mike van der Roest of Dutch football association KNVB said to NOS. 

"We are going to do more cup matches next season. And from season 2018/2019 all Eredivisie matches", Van der Roest - project leader for video replay at the KNVB - said to the broadcaster. 

Ajax after the Europa League quarter finals against Schalke 04, 20 Apr 2017
Apr 21 '17 08:20

Two fans and a police officer were injured around the Europa League quarter final match between Ajax and Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Thursday, the German police said in a statement. There were also 129 arrests and charges filed against 49 people.

The police did not say whether the injured fans were Dutch or German.

Ajax Club
Apr 12 '17 14:50

At this stage Ajax sees no reason to take any extra security measures at the Europa League match between the Amsterdam club and Schalke 04 on Thursday, following a targeted attack on Borussia Dortmund in Germany last night, a spokesperson for the club said to AD. "Because the threat level is currently no different than the last few months", he said. 

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Apr 7 '17 10:25

Ajax is getting a new supporter's home, which will be located on the ground floor of the parking garage on the south side of the Amsterdam ArenA. The municipality of Amsterdam, the football club and the board of the foundation in charge of Supporters' Homes made an agreement on the new clubhouse on Thursday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Ajax will lease the location from the municipality. The Amsterdam football club will build and finance the supporters' home and lease it to the foundation. All supporters who misbehave inside or outside the stadium will be banned from the supporters' home.

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