Sports

Oct 3 '16 15:30

The police arrested a total of seven people in the aftermath of a rival fan fight in the Tilburg stadium during a match between Willem II and Feyenoord. Two were arrested for a fight in the stadium during the match, the other five for refusing to follow police officers after the match. On of the later arrested suspects was the victim in the fight inside the stadium, the police said in a statement.

Football
Oct 3 '16 09:37

A league match between Willem II and Feyenoord was temporarily stopped on Sunday after fans started fighting each other in the stands. One fan was beaten up by several others and fell over the stands' railing

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Sep 23 '16 10:02

The video referee was called in to make a decision in the amatch between Feyenoord and FC Oss on Thursday night

KNVB
Sep 20 '16 16:00

KNVB director Michael van Praag thinks the rest of the KNVB supervisory board for professional football should resign. According to him, the board has a structural problem with providing information and things can not continue like this, he said on RTL Late Night on Monday.

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Sep 20 '16 10:07

Athletes have a better chance of getting hurt playing on artificial turf than on natural grass, according to a study done by television program Radar. Athletes running on grass have a 27 percent chance of getting hurt. On turf there is a 44 percent chance.

Sep 19 '16 10:00

The Netherlands baseball team won the European championship for the 22nd time on Sunday by beating Spain 3-2 in the finals in Hoofddorp

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Sep 14 '16 15:00

Michael van Praag will not succeed ousted Frenchman Michel Platini as the president of UEFA. On Wednesday the 68-year-old Amsterdam man lost the presidency election in Athens to Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin

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Sep 13 '16 12:30

In a massive act of kindness during the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and ADO Den Haag in Rotterdam on Sunday, ADO fans showered hundreds of teddy bears on sick children seated in the tier below them.  Some ADO Den Haag supporters found out that Feyenoord invited patients from the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam to come watch the match in De Kuip Stadium, and that they'd be sharing the away end with these patients. On Twitter the group of supporters called on the other ADO supporters to make this day an extra special day for the kids. "A call to all away supporters.

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Sep 12 '16 07:45

A total of 20 people were arrested around a not-very-well-attended Pegida demonstration in The Hague on Sunday. Among them was leader of the anti-Islam group Edwin Wagensveld, who was arrested again for wearing a swastika on his shirt

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Sep 9 '16 07:36

Lisa Kruger won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The 16-year-old swimmer clocked 1.15,49 in the 100 meter breaststroke in the SB9 class, thereby just missing breaking the world record of 1.15,47 she set earlier that day

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Sep 7 '16 14:53

On Wednesday Ajax supporter Ferdi T. was sentenced to 60 hours of community service forduring a match between the two teams early this year. The court also imposed a stadium ban of two years. The 27-year-old man was found guilty of insulting and threatening Vermeer, NU.nl reports.

KNVB
Sep 7 '16 07:57

Dutch football association KNVB wants to kick amateur clubs caught committing tax fraud out of the league, Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football at the KNVB, said in a broadcast of Zembla on Wednesday

Football
Sep 6 '16 09:59

The number of football supporters banned from Dutch stadiums saw a significant decrease this past season. In the 2015/2016 season Dutch football association imposed 579 stadium bans, compared to 890 in the previous season, according to the annual report of the Central Information Point Football Hooliganism

Football
Aug 29 '16 11:50

Two Ajax fans were attacked by a group of Go Ahead Eagles supporters in Deventer on Sunday after the Amsterdam team beat the Deventer team 3-0, the police said in a statement.

KNVB
Aug 29 '16 08:39

Bert van Oostveen, director of professional football in the Netherlands, is leaving the KNVB this week. With the appointment of Hans van Breukelen as technical director, a number of Van Oosteveen's tasks are falling away, giving him the chance to step down

Aug 26 '16 11:50

Michael van Praag is optimistic about his chances in the elections for UEFA presidency. He expects that about half of the member states will vote for him, the KNVB leader said to ANP from Moldova, where he is lobbying for his candidacy.

Ajax Club
Aug 25 '16 10:40

Ajax' dreams for the Champions League were crushed with a 4-1 loss in an away match against Russia's FC Rostov. The Amsterdam team will now continue in the less prestigious Europe League.

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Aug 24 '16 16:10

On Wednesday afternoon the Dutch athletes who won medals at the Olympic Games gathered at the Ministry of General Affairs where they were personally congratulated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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Aug 24 '16 12:40

The Public Prosecutor demanded 80 hours of community service, half of which conditionally suspended, against the man who lynched a doll made to look like Feyenoord goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer during a match between Feyenoord and Ajax on February 7th

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Aug 23 '16 09:19

KLM's orange Boeing 777 is bringing the Dutch Olympic athletes back home to the Netherlands today. They are expected to land at Schiphol around noon

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Aug 22 '16 08:34

Chef de Mission Mauritz Hendriks is disappointed in the number of medals the Netherlands won at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which finished on Sunday. All in all the Dutch team, TeamNL, won a total of 19 medals, the last one a silver won by Nouchka Fontijn

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Aug 18 '16 13:30

Only a week and a half after sustaining three spinal fractures and a concussion in a horrific crash at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is back in the Netherlands and back on her bike.

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Aug 18 '16 11:30

Dutch athletes who win prizes in the Olympics Games currently ongoing in Rio de Janeiro, wil have to pay a significant part of their winnings over to the Tax Authorities. The Tax Authorities regard the prize money as salary, and the athletes therefore have to pay income tax on it

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Aug 18 '16 08:16

Utrecht athlete Dafne Schippers won silver in the 200 meter run in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during the early hours of Thursday morning in Dutch time. The 24-year-old woman finished a tenth of a second behind gold medal winner, Jamaican Elaine Thompson

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