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
Football legend Johan Cruijff is dealing with his fight against cancer, which he was diagnosed with in October, in an optimistic way, son Jordi Cruijff said
The Public Prosecutor demanded 5 months in prison, two of which conditionally suspended, against nine ADO Den Haag supporters in court on Tuesday. Eleven ADO Den Haag supporters are facing charges of public violence during during a brawl with Willem II supporters at a match on May 10th last year.
Feyenoord players, managers and directors are systematically threatened by a group of supporters. This has been going on for almost a decade, general manager Eric Gudde said to the Telegraaf. This type of behavior is not limited to Feyenoord alone, at least 10 trainers, board members and players from other Dutch premier league football clubs received serious threats in the past four years, NOS reports.
Feyenoord football player Marko Vejinovic is frustrated by how the police and Public Prosecutor handled the perpetrators who showed up at his house and shouted death threats at him and his wife Sophie on Saturday night, his lawyer Vito Shukrula said to the Telegraaf.
The top two football leagues in the Netherlands earned a combined total of 32.7 million euros during the 2014-2015 season. The Eredivisie and Jupiler League would have both taken losses were in not for 79.9 million euros earned on the transfer market, the KNVB football association announced on Monday.
The seniors team at Amsterdam football club SV Nieuw Sloten have voluntarily withdrawn from league competition, and the entire team was suspended by the club, media outlets De Telegraaf and AT5 reported on Monday. The team pulled out of competition after several of their players were accused of attacking match referee Glenn Janson, 21, during a Saturday match against DCG.
Players at Amsterdam football club Nieuw Sloten are accused of attacking another referee during their Fourth Class - C match against league leader DCG on Saturday. The incident happened just over four years after Almere linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen died from injuries sustained during an attack by players and supporters of the Amsterdam team.
Seven people were arrested by Sunday morning after a group of likely Feyenoord fans showed up outside the home of team midfielder Marko Vejinovic and shouted death threats at him. One of those arrested already confessed, , according to De Telegraaf.
Online gambling website Unibet was named the new main sponsor of the Netherlands national cycling association KNWU. The company’s six green dot logo, without its name, has prime real estate on the association’s new cycling shirt concept, wedged in between the KNWU logo and the flag of the Netherlands.