Italian football club Atlanta has to pay a €40,000 fine because a banana was thrown onto the field during the match against AC Milan. The banana landed lear Milan goalie Kevin Constant, from Guinea. It was therefore considered a racist incident.
Footballer Nigel de Jong was pelted with a banana after the match between AC Milan and Atlanta Bergamo, which Milan lost 2-1. The midfielder reacted to the incident on Twitter.
The Dutch national team has become stuck in 15th place on the newest FIFA ranking list. The Chilean team, who were Oranje's competitors in the group matches at the World Cup, rose one place, coming out at 13th.
Ryan Giggs, current interim-manager for Manchester United, is seen as an important technical boon in the organization of the club, also when Louis van Gaal starts managing next season at Old Trafford. Giggs will become the right hand man of the new manager, meaning that Patrick Kluivert is out of the running.
Ajax fans have been threatening the management and the staff members of the football club for years, according to independent research from the Volkskrant. The paper reveals that 16 people who are or were tied to Ajax spoke of a culture of intimidation created by fans of the F-side, which is the old hard core, and VAK 410, the new hard core. Most threats are not reported to the police.
Raising salaries and buying expensive players has landed football club FC Twente in deep financial problems. The club, from president Joop Munsterman, is thought to be barreling down to category 1 at the license commission for the KNVB.
England's football team Tottenham Hotspur is rumored to be interested in taking on Ajax coach Frank de Boer, the Telegraaf reports.
Reinier de Groene, player for the youth league of FC Groningen died suddenly on Monday night, his club announces Tuesday. The 18-year old is thought to have drowned while fishing in the nature area the Witte Zandvlakte.
Wilson Raj Perumal from Singapore, one of the world's most notorious match-fixers, has been in the Netherlands twice. While here, he sought contact with a footballer from the premier league, the Telegraaf reports.
Jasper Cillessen, keeper for Ajax, provided his team with the 33rd championship on Sunday when he saved two goals from Heracles Almelo. The match ended equal with 1-1.
All members of Ajax support group Vak 410 are not welcome at the Sunday game between Ajax and Heracles. The leading team of the eredivisie has announced to fans that they have been banned from the possible champions game at Almelo.
A notorious criminal has had a bigger influence on football club Ajax than previously thought. Martin van de P., alias Polletje, seems to be taking on somewhat of a bodyguard role with Ajax players that sit in the tribune or visit the supporters home.
For the 13th time, the hockey team of Amsterdam has won the most important European Cup.
Sven Kramer, Olympic gold medal winner on the 5,000 m in Sochi, stops training with his coach, Gerard Kemkers, effective immediately. "If I want something new, now is the time to do it," said Kramer during a press conference Friday afternoon in Heerenveen.
The financial problems of the Porto Alegre host in the World Cup football in Brazil, may force the Netherlands and Australia to play their match, scheduled for June 18, somewhere else.
Football referee, Gert den Tuinder from Hoogvliet, was handed a mourning announcement card and a picture of a coffin on Saturday in the parking lot in Bodegraven, just prior to the match Rohda 76 against Hermandad. The card stated he had to see to it that Rohda 76 won or he would leave the field "between 6 boards".
Football club Heracles has received the green light, and a loan of €8.2 million courtesy of the municipality, for the renovation of their stadium.
According to the FIFA global rankings, the Netherlands is no longer in the top ten best football-playing countries in the world.
Supporters from SC Cambuur were not able to reach the stadium on Sunday, due to riots around the match between Cambuur and Ajax, that ended in a tie, 1-1. The Friesland Club demands a financial compensation for its supporters.
Oranje lost an important player in their football team, only three months before the kick-off of the World Cup. Kevin Strootman, midfielder, was severely injured during the practice match against France, this past Wednesday. He will be out for months.
Oranje fever is back, as it is expected that the Dutch national team will be supported by about 5000 fans this summer.
The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.
Arjen Robben isn't expecting to be able to play in the friendly game with France on Wednesday.