Thanks to two goals from Dusan Tadic, Ajax won the match against AEK Athens 0-2 and is therefore a certain for round 16 of the Champions League. In mid-December the team will play against Bayern Munich to decide who will win the group, NU.nl reports.
Three 21-year-old Feyenoord fans were arrested in Naples during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The Dutch men are accused of throwing stones at police officers, among other things. They are in custody, NU.nl reports.
Goose bumps and tears filled the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Tuesday night as tribute was paid to Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri during the Championship League match between Ajax and Nice. Nouri sustained serious and permanent brain damage after he collapsed during a practice match a few weeks ago.
Several hundred passengers were evacuated from Eindhoven Airport on Tuesday morning after the discovery of an unattended bag. Dogs trained to sniff out explosives were deployed. The bag contained nothing suspicious and the airport was opened again, AD reports.
The evacuation did lead to delays for football team PSV, who was scheduled to travel to Madrid for a Champons League match against Atletico Madrid. Their plane was scheduled for departure 15 minutes after the evacuation ocurred.
Health and Sport minister Edith Schippers wants the management of Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven to help Spanish authorities to track down the football fans who spent time aggressively taunting people begging for change on the streets of Madrid last March. She renewed her request just 12 days before the team is set to return to the city to face Atletico Madrid on Nov. 23.
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.
PSV Eindhoven fans decided to keep the Atletico Madrid team awake in the early hours of Wednesday morning by setting off fireworks next to their hotel. The two football teams are playing against each other on Wednesday evening.
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.
Amsterdam football club Ajax booked a 22 million euro profit for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, an increase of about 5.4 million over a year earlier. The football team released its annual figures on Friday, which included a 1.5 percent increase in turnover to 105.4 million euros.
The police arrested 19 people in the Amsterdam Red Light District on Monday night after two fights between Ajax and Rapid Wien supporters.
The Austrian police arrested 10 Ajax fans at the match between Rapid Wien and Ajax in the qualifying round of the Champions league in Vienna on Wednesday.
Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.
SBS is a hair's breadth away from having the broadcasting rights of football matches in the Champions League. UEFA, who is selling the rights, is currently discussing the matter exclusively with the media company.
The French police arrested 95 Ajax fans in Paris at about midnight on Monday night. The detainees were about to enter a fist fight with supporters of the French club Paris Saint Germain near the Eiffel Tower.
Users of the Volkskrant newspaper's mobile application were shocked to see an article reporting the death of football legend Johan Cruijff on Tuesday.
Some Ajax supporters threw fireworks from a box in the stadium during a match. These hooligans have been banned from the upcoming weekend game between Ajax and Heracles, meaning they might miss out on a champion match.
The incident with Graziano Pellé, where he destroyed an advertising billboard and kicked over a lamp in the stadium tunnels, immediately after a game with FC Twente, was caught on cam and aired by Fox Sports. The footage refueled the discussion about whether camera's should be allowed in the stadium tunnels.
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Several Italian news media reported three Ajax fans stabbed at the San Siro Stadium. It's unclear what their condition is. One 28-year-old supporter is reportedly in critical condition. He lost a lot of blood and was in bad shape, according to an eyewitness.
Arjen Robben will be out of commission for the remainder of 2013. The Bayern Munich player will not be able to play for at least 4 weeks due to a flesh wound he sustained Wednesday in the German Cup.
A man who fell nearly five meters from the Amsterdam ArenA stands onto a concrete path on Tuesday is still in critical condition. The fan, a 46-year-old father, was sitting in the front row of the F-Side when he collapsed to the ground during the 39th minute of the Ajax-Barcelona Champions League match.
Two first-half goals was enough to net Ajax three points against an injury-hobbled FC Barcelona at the Amsterdam Arena. Ajax tightened up defensively and hung on to the 2-1 victory after the referee sent off Ajax defender Joël Veltman in the 48th minute.
A man was seriously injured at the Amsterdam Arena after he fell from the stands onto the concrete ring surrounding the field. The incident took place 39 minutes into the Ajax v. FC Barcelona Champions League football match.