The economic value of Dutch football has been identified as €2.18 billion, according to groundbreaking calculations made by a joint study. Football's estimated impact is worth 0.34 percent of the gross domestic product in the Netherlands.
Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.
In the Dutch football league, Ajax dropped points for the first time in three months as it was held 1-1 by FC Utrecht.
Referee Bas Nijhuis was suspended by the Dutch Football Association for inappropriate behavior during a training camp in Belek, Turkey, Nos reported.
Patrick Kluivert has decided to leave the Netherlands national football team after the World Cup in 2014.
Amsterdam football club Ajax has reached the semi-finals of the KNVB Cup after beating Rotterdam's Feyenoord on Wednesday night in Amsterdam.
Clarence Seedorf, the former “Oranje” player recently named new coach of AC Milan, made a winning start as coach of the club.
Dutch football club Vitesse has made a public apology for its decision to send team for a training camp in United Arab Emirates without defender Dan Mori.
Insurance company Menzis, one of the main sponsors of Dutch football club Vitesse, has demanded a public apology from the club for not taking Israeli player Dan Mori to a training camp in United Arab Emirates, Volkskrant reported Friday.
Mori did not join Vitesse’s training camp in Abu Dhabi for the second half of the season because he has an Israeli passport.
The ban on away supporters of Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord Rotterdam will not be lifted during the next two matches between the clubs.
The Royal Dutch Football Association Chairman Michael van Praag said the association supports shifting the Qatar 2022 World Cup from the summer to winter.
The Amsterdam ArenA is installing about 4,200 solar panels on its rooftop. The football stadium is the home of the football club Ajax.
Dutch football club Vitesse said it will go for a training camp in the United Arab Emirates for second half of the season without defender Dan Mori, who is not allowed to enter UAE because of having an Israeli passport.
Tottenham, an English football club commonly known as Spurs, wants to hire Dutch national team manager Louis van Gaal.
Ajax football club said it is investigating fighting incident between club’s fans and Italians on Wednesday before Ajax’s match with AC Milan at the San Siro.
Edwin van der Sar was amongst a group from football club Ajax visiting the family of a man who fell from the stands at the ArenA during a match earlier this week. The former Oranje and Ajax goalkeeper sat with the family at the hospital where the 46-year-old fan lies in critical condition, according to the team.
An international friendly football match played Tuesday night between the Netherlands and Colombia was viewed by 1.8 million people.
On Tuesday, the Netherlands held Colombia to a 0-0 draw despite playing with 10 men.
Manchester City defender Karim Rekik has been called up for the first time in his career. Wesley Sneijder, however, has been left out once again.
Ajax won against Feyenoord 2-1 in Amsterdam on Sunday. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored two winning goals and Feyenoord has lost its first 3 games.
Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar said omitted Wesley Sneijder to perform well at home to get his spot back in the Netherlands squad.
Fox in the Netherlands has launched its first integrated campaign to endorse the channel after assigning Anomaly Amsterdam as its agency of record.
PSV Eindhoven takes the lead in the Dutch league standings after a 5-0 win against NEC Nijmegen while Ajax was defeated (3-2) by AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.