Football hooligans supporting Amsterdam club Ajax are expected to instigate multiple violent clashes in Scotland on Wednesday night, police in Glasgow told local newspaper Evening Times. Officers are concerned about Ajax fans arriving in Glasgow in advance of the Dutch team’s Europa League match against Celtic.
Aldo van der Laan announced his resignation as president of FC Twente following leaked documents that revealed a deal with outside investors on the transfer of players. According to Van der Laan, doubts caused by this deal is damaging the football club
The VVD and PvdA wants to allow online sports gambling, but block match fixing with restrictions and binding it to strict rules. Dutch football association KNVB is very happy with the adjustments planned for the gambling law, calling it a "profit for the sport".
A low flying passenger jet over De Kuip gave football fans quite a fright during the Feyenoord vs FC Twente match on Sunday afternoon. The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th left everyone in Europe a little jumpy when attending a football match or other event. But in this case the fear was unfounded - the low flying airplane was KLM's new Dreamliner on its test flight.
Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen "can not deny" that Ajax fans are being duped by the decision not to allow away fans at the match between FC Utrecht and Ajax on December 13th, but he is sticking to the decision. According to him, this is the only way he can guarantee their safety.
Oranje is back in the Netherlands after the cancelled match against Germany on Tuesday. The match was canceled and stadium evacuated just before the start of the match due to a terrorist threat. KNVB director Bert van Oostveen calls it "extremely regrettable" that the match could not be played. "We wanted to make a statement against terrorism and for freedom. Unfortunately that did not work", he said on Tuesday night
Dutch football clubs are tightening security at stadiums this weekend following the terrorist attacks in Paris and the terror threat that stopped the friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday. There are no indications that an attack could happen at a Dutch station, but clubs like Ajax and Feyenoord decided to take extra measures to be safe. The Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is also taking extra security measures.
German officials made the decision to cancel the football match between Germany and the Netherlands out of an abundance of caution, Thomas de Maizière, Germany’s Interior Minister said in a press conference Tuesday night. The decision was very difficult to make, but he refused to further elaborate on the threat, he added.
Reports of a suspicious package at the football stadium where Germany was to host the Netherlands Tuesday evening led to the football match’s cancellation. "We have had concrete evidence that someone wanted to detonate an explosive device at the stadium," Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told German newswire Deutschen Presse-Agentur.
Joachim Low, coach of the German football team, was in two minds about Tuesday night's friendly match between the Netherlands and Germany after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, but is happy that the game will go ahead. He calls it a "clear message for freedom and democracy"
Johan Cruijff has resigned from his position as adviser for the Amsterdam football club Ajax, due to a lack of confidence in the club's directors and a feeling that he is being thwarted in the execution of his plan.
Minister Edith Schippers of Sports will be attending the friendly football match between the Netherlands and Germany in Hanover on Tuesday on behalf of the Dutch government. German chancellor Angela Merkel and her entire team of ministers will also be attending the match.
Dutch football association KNVB sees no reason to implement a ban on headers for young players, as the American football association U.S. Soccer did earlier this week.
It seems that Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wants the Netherlands to host the 2028 Olympic Games. During the trade visit to Japan he said in two speeches that he hopes Amsterdam and Rotterdam can organize the 2028 Summer Olympics together - once in the presence of Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Yvonne Hak, the 29 year old Dutch runner, is left feeling robbed after the revelation that her silver medal in the 2010 European Championships 800 meter should have been gold. Gold medal winner, Russian Mariya Savinova, has been accused of doping during the competition.
A Vitesse fan assaulted the Ajax bus driver after the match between the two football clubs in the Gelredome in Arnhem on October 25th. The Amsterdam team's bus driver suffered a broken cheekbone and a tear in his eye socket.
The father of an eight-year-old girl suffering from diabetes scathingly criticized ADO Den Haag football coach Henk Fraser for instructing his goalkeeper to pretend like he had low blood sugar and was on the verge of passing out in order to secure a timeout for his team. During the Friday night match between Roda JC Kerkrade and ADO Den Haag, Fraser ordered his goalkeeper Martin Hansen to fake the ailment, with the manager then using the time to collect his team and discuss strategy, Fraser acknowledged during a post game interview.
Fourteen people were arrested in the run-up to the Ajax vs Fenerbache match in the Amsterdam Arena on Thursday. According to the police, these suspects made themselves guilty of public violence, insult, throwing fireworks and selling counterfeit tickets, among other things.
After the elimination from the European Champions, the Dutch football team fell from 14th to 16h place on the FIFA rankings. Belgium is on first place for the first time ever
Dutch cycling association KNWU has filed an arbitration case with the international cycling union UCI against Tour de France organization ASO. According to the KNWU, ASO still owes them 140 thousand euros for the Tour start in Utrecht this summer and is refusing to pay it.
Robin van Persie may have played his last match for the Netherlands squad. Coach Danny Blind has decided that Van Persie is not fit enough to be included in the Oranje team selection, the Telegraaf reported on Monday.
A group of FC Utrecht supporters chanted racist slogans during the clubs match with FC Twente on the Glagenwaard stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The municipality of Utrecht has decided to implement bans and ticket limitations ahead of the FC Utrecht vs Ajax match on December 13th, due to the anti-Semitic chants by fans. Mayor Jan van Zanen has done this in consultation with police to ensure that the away stand, Bunnik Side, remains empty for the game. These measures were taken after the April 5th match between the two teams saw FC Utrecht supporters singing antisemitic songs.
The professional football umbrella in the Netherlands, KNVB, has attributed part of this year’s record earnings to its some 1.2 million registered football players. The increase in both number of players and small change in registration fees aided the organization to record the massive 6.8 million euro profit for the 2014/’15 season.