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Ajax Club
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.

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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

Ajax Club
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

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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

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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.

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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.

FC Twente
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.

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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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Mar 28 '16 12:05

Dutch student Joanneke Jansen (23) was part of the Oxford women's rowing team that beat Cambridge University in the world famous boat race along the River Thames in London this weekend. "I'm so happy. This is what you do it for", Jansen said after the race

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Mar 26 '16 10:27

Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.

Amsterdam ArenA
Mar 25 '16 13:50

More than 14 thousand people signed an online petition to rename the Amsterdam ArenA the Johan Cruijff Stadium, following the football legend's death on Thursday.

Mar 25 '16 11:05

King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health, Welfare and Sports all commented on the death of football legend Johan Cruijff. They are all shocked by his passing and saddened by the loss of an icon.

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Mar 25 '16 10:01

At best The Guardian's article in honor of Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff, who passed away on Thursday, can be seen as a mixed success. While the newspaper wrote a beautiful tribute for Cruijff, they used the wrong photo.

Mar 25 '16 09:47

Johan Cruijff died just hours after arriving at the hospital for treatment. No one saw it coming, sports journalist and good friend Jaap de Groot said

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Mar 25 '16 09:29

A minute of silence will be held during the friendly match between Oranje and France in Amsterdam on Friday to pay tribute to football legend Johan Cruijff. Cruijff passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer.

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Mar 25 '16 08:31

On Friday most newspapers on the Netherlands are focused on Johan Cruijff, paying tribute to the football legend who passed away on Thursday.

Mar 24 '16 14:41

Johan Cruijff's death on Thursday shook the Netherlands by the roots. Dozens of people, both in and out of the football world, expressed the shock, sadness and condolences in the minutes after his death was announced.

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Mar 24 '16 13:56

Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff died at the age of 68 on Thursday. He passed away peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family, the Cruyff foundation announced.

Mar 23 '16 11:18

Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.

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Mar 21 '16 11:35

Dutch football association KNVB and sponsor Nike unveiled the new home and away football kits for the Netherlands' national team on Monday. The kits in orange and blue "reflect traditional Dutch values such as courage, leadership and loyalty", according to the KNVB.

Mar 18 '16 13:24

A number of Dutch ministers expressed their disgust at the behavior of a group of PSV fans in Madrid, Spain. Prime Minister Mark Rutte did so in person to his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Brussels, where the two are attending a EU summit on an asylum agreement with Turkey.

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