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May 6 '16 15:55

Should Ajax win the Eredivisie on Sunday, fans should avoid trains going through Utrecht on their way to the celebrations at the Amsterdam ArenA, NS warns. Construction work around Utrecht Centraal could cause delays and make fans late to the party

May 6 '16 09:28

The Giro d'Italia cycling race is starting in Apeldoorn today with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. King Willem-Alexander will be in the Gelderland city to see the start of the 99th edition of the race, according to his schedule on Koninklijk Huis.

May 2 '16 12:02

Preparations are underway for a celebration honoring Amsterdam football club Ajax, should the team win its 34th championship in the top Dutch league, Eredivisie. A festival is planned for the ArenA Park area starting at 4:15 p.m., around the grounds of the Ajax home stadium.

Apr 25 '16 13:50

Tens of thousands of Feyenoord supporters, along with the team itself and Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, celebrated the Rotterdam team's KNVB Cup victory on the Coolsingel on Monday.

Apr 25 '16 09:08

A total of 59 people were arrested surrounding the KNVB cup final in Rotterdam on Sunday. Supporters were arrested on suspicion of defamation, hooliganism and fighting, among others. Three police officers were injured.

Apr 25 '16 08:52

Feyenoord won the KNVB Cup with a 2-1 victory against FC Utrecht in Rotterdam stadium De Kuip on Sunday. This is the 12th time the Rotterdam team's won the Cup.

Apr 22 '16 16:30

Barcelona will dedicate a space to Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff in the renewed Camp Nou, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bertomeu announced along with plans for a colossal renovation to the stadium

Football
Apr 19 '16 07:32

A referee that was attacked with a knife during a kids' football match in Den Hoorn on Saturday, is doing well. The man who attacked him was remanded into custody for two weeks, the Prosecutor announced on Monday. He is facing charges of attempted manslaughter.

Apr 18 '16 15:10

The Netherlands is again in the news with football-related riots. Ten Dutch hooligans were arrested in Germany for being involved in riots around an amateur match between Lippstadt 08 and Sportfreunde Siegen on Sunday. 26 Germans were also arrested

Apr 15 '16 12:53

Health and Sport Minister Edith Schippers thinks that football commentator Johan Derksen touched on a "real problem" when he said that some football clubs are facing problems because of Moroccan players. "We have to address everyone, all incidents. But you can not deny that these incidents happen far more at a number of clubs than at other clubs", she said

Apr 14 '16 08:01

The Dutch Royal Mint is working on a memorial five-euro coin to commemorate football legend Johan Cruijff. The company is discussing it with Cruijff's family, commercial director Rene van Dijk said in the radio program Langs de LIjn en Omstreken.

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Apr 14 '16 07:48

According to Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, it is definitely racist to keep Moroccan football players out of football clubs, as football analyst Johan Derksen called for on Voetbal Inside on Monday night.

Apr 12 '16 10:01

Wit a 3-1 win against Jong Ajax on Monday, Sparta Rotterdam became the champion in the Jupiler League. And with that the Rotterdam club returned to the Eredivisie after six years.

Apr 8 '16 15:35

Ajax decided to accept the professional football prosecutor's settlement proposal for the club's punishment following an incident in which an effigy of Feyenoord player Kenneth Vermeer was lynched, the club announced in a statement. The Amsterdam club will pay a 10 thousand euro fine and their hardcore fans will not be allowed to attend the next match against Feyenoord in the Amsterdam Arena.

Apr 8 '16 09:28

The Amsterdam ArenA will not be renamed after Johan Cruijff, who passed away two weeks ago, in the near future. The matter first has to be discussed with his family. And Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants to give the family time to grieve in peace

Apr 8 '16 09:06

The prosecutor of professional football gave Ajax a settlement proposal regarding punishment for the incident in which a effigy of a black football player was lynched. The settlement includes a 10 thousand euro fine and a requirement that to sections of the stands must be empty during the next match against Feyenoord in the ArenA, the KNVB announced on Thursday.

Apr 7 '16 13:50

Louis van Gaal will not be leaving his post as manager of Manchester United to return to the Netherlands

Apr 6 '16 12:55

The Netherlands wants FIFA to return the the country spent in an effort to win the bid for the World Cup 2018 to be in the Netherlands and Belgium, should it turn out that there was deception in the process. Minister Edith Schippers of Sport supports Dutch football association KNVB's position to recover the money, she said on Wednesday

Apr 5 '16 11:55

The prosecutor for professional football launched an investigation into FC Utrecht striker Ruud Boymans behavior during the away match against Heracles Almelo on Saturday. Boymans is accused of elbowing Heracles defender Mark-Jan Fledderus in the last minute of the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Apr 4 '16 08:53

Johan Cruijff was honored in both Amsterdam and Barcelona this weekend. Ajax pulled out all the stops to commemorate the Dutch football legend before and during their match against PEC Zwolle on Sunday, even managing to honor him with a 3-0 win. Barcelona did the same during their match against Real Madrid on Saturday, though lost the game on Camp Nou 2-1.

Apr 4 '16 08:16

FC Twente is on the verge of losing its pro-football license and being declared bankrupt. On Monday night the club has to present agreements made with its creditors to the Dutch football association KNVB. But no such agreements have been made yet, according to Dutch newspaper AD.

Football
Mar 31 '16 14:15

Dutch central bank DNB launched an investigation into possible money laundering in professional football. The financial authority is investigating banks and trust companies to find out whether the financial sector is properly able to recognize and address match fixing and shady transfer deals, DNB announced on Thursday

Mar 28 '16 14:40

Utrecht struck another blow in the graffiti war between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht supporters in the run-up to the KNVB Cup final between their teams. The newest street art, on the wall of cafe De Don in De Meern, shows a gnome with three trophies, referring to FC Utrecht's three previous KNVB Cup victories.

Mar 28 '16 14:15

Oranje goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen broke his nose during training in Alkmaar on Sunday, which means that he will be missing the friendly match against England at Wembley on Tuesday

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