Despite the resignation of almost all its managers and the announcement of a new operational model, the KNVB thinks FC Twente may still lose its license following damming report on the football club's financial management by Ben Kuppe.
The 32 Dutch municipalities that have professional football clubs spent at least 240 million euros over the past decade to support these clubs, according to a study done by Nieuwsuur. This involves loans, standing guarantee for loans, subsidies and stadium purchases, among other things.
And thus the fairy tale ends. VVSB will not be going through the the final of the KNVB Cup. The amateur football club lost 3-0 against FC Utrecht on Wednesday night.
The KNVB is ordering FC Twente managers who were directly or indirectly involved with financial abuses at the football club to resign. The club should also revert to a proper business model and get their finances in order, according to the recommendations of independent investigator Ben Knuppe.
Amateur football club VVSB's sensational win against FC Den Bosch last month, has their fans ready and excited for the semi-finals on Wednesday. Some 21 thousand SVB supporters are getting on the bus in their home town of Noordwijkerhout on Wednesday to travel travel to Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht. Among them are Kes and Ellen van Zelst, who came all the way from America to witness the event
Former Ajax player Evander Sno is appearing in the Amsterdam court this week on charges of aggravated assault and attempted murder. He claims the charges are "exaggerated". "I had to defend myself", Sno said to Dutch newspaper AD.
A surgical procedure to mend the broken leg of Princess Alexia went well, the press office of the Dutch royal family announced late Saturday night. The princess is likely to remain hospitalized for the next few days after injuring herself in a skiing accident while on holiday in Lech, Austria.
PSV Eindhoven fans decided to keep the Atletico Madrid team awake in the early hours of Wednesday morning by setting off fireworks next to their hotel. The two football teams are playing against each other on Wednesday evening.
Football lawyer Frank van Ardenne is advising the 326 Feyenoord supporters arrested before the match against Roda JC in Rotterdam on Sunday, not to pay the fines imposed on them. "He who pays the fine pleads guilty and gets a criminal record", the lawyer said
Feyenoord footballer Eljero Elia could not hold back tears after the final whistle in the Feyenoord vs Roda JC in Rotterdam on Sunday. Not only did he miss a potentially game saving goal during injury time, but he is also mourning a good friend who was shot and killed in Ypenburg, The Hague on Tuesday last week.
About 250 football supporters were arrested prior to the match between Feyenoord and Roda JC in Rotterdam on Sunday. According to the police, these supporters refused to follow instructions and used verbal and physical violence against stewards and police officers.
Dutch tennis association KNLTB is stunned by an ESSA report which states that there was match fixing involved in two tennis-matches in the Netherlands last year. The report does not say which matches or on what level, only that the one match happened between April and June and the other between July and September.
Dutch football association KNVB will cast its vote for Gianni Infantino to become the next president of international football governing body FIFA. Infantino, 45, is the current General Secretary of UEFA, which oversees the sport in Europe.
An FC Groningen fan was arrested on Sunday after flashing a Nazi salute at a fan of a visiting football club. The 21-year-old man was taken into by officers in Groningen who witnessed the incident, police there announced later in the day.
Ibrahim Kargbo is denying accusations by Dutch football association KNVB that he was involved in match fixing during his time as player for Willem II.
Dutch football association KNVB confirmed that match fixing took place in at least two Willem II matches in the top league. Both cases involve former Willem II player Ibrahim Kargbo and match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.
For the second time in a week, Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer will file an official complaint and request police to investigate threats made against him. Spectators at a darts competition in Newcastle, England, and broadcast live in the Netherlands on RTL 7, were seen holding signs stating, “Kenneth must hang!” and “Vermeer NSB,” possibly meant to liken Vermeer to a Nazi collaborator.
Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer was once again the target of insults. This time at the Premier League Darts in Newcastle. When Phil Taylor and James Wade came up, spectators held up signs insulting the Feyenoord player and calling for him to be lynched.
The 26-year-old Ajax fan arrested on Sunday for lynching a doll made to look like Feyenoord player Kennet Vermeer, was released on Tuesday. He will be allowed to await his trial in freedom. No trial date has been set as yet
A Dutch man was arrested in Germany on January 9th for involvement in match fixing, the Bochum public prosecutor confirmed to the Volkskrant. "I can say that we arrested a resident of the Netherlands. We suspect him of match fixing, which is called fraud in the indictment", the prosecutor said to the newspaper.
An Ajax supporter was arrested after the Ajax vs Feyenoord match in the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday for lynching a black-skinned doll wearing a jersey with the name of Feyenoord player Kenneth Vermeer. Ajax also imposed a stadium ban on the supporter, the Amsterdam team announced after the match
In what is being described as a miracle comeback, amateur club VVSB beat FC Den Bosch and is the first amateur side to make it to the KNVB cup semi-finals since 1975. The players and club president Arjan Broekhof are ecstatic.
Former Dutch football star Ruud van Nistelrooij will step down from his assistant coaching role with the Netherlands men’s national football team. The 39-year-old is leaving Orange to take on training the under-17, under-19 and Youth squad at PSV Eindhoven.
Dutch football association KNVB wants the right to veto the sale of a professional football club, following the troubles ADO Den Haag is facing with its new owner, director Bert van Oostveen said on television program Brandpunt on Tuesday night