In the draw for the Europa League play-offs Ajax drew Czech football club Jablonec. AZ will be facing off against football club Atra from Romania
Feyenoord has not made it to the finals for the European ticket. The Rotterdam team's match against the Heerenveen soccer club ended in a 2-2 draw, but due to the team's previous defeat 1-0 defeat in Friesland, Feyenoord will not be progressing. Go Ahead Eagles was relegated from the Premiership after losing 1-0 in the semifinals of the playoffs for promotion or relegation against De Graafschap
The Netherlands has won UEFA's Respect Fair Play Award, and as such will be able to enter an additional team in the first qualifying round of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League. Second and third place, England and Ireland respectively, will also be granted an additional slot.
Feyenoord could face empty stadiums and a fine of 50 thousand euros due to the bad behavior of their fans, the football club said on their website today. UEAFA is accusing Feyenoord of racist behavior and throwing objects on the field during the Europa League match against AS Roma in February.
Investigative television program Bureau Rijnmond and Politie.nl are releasing pictures of Rotterdam Feyenoord fans suspected of public violence in Rome. Many of the Dutch football team's fans were implicated in riots that took place before a Europa League match against AS Roma.
A Rotterdam detective unit started an investigation last week aiming to identify Rotterdam Feyenoord fans who rioted in Rome on February 18th and 19th before the Europa League match against AS Roma. From material collected, police has been able to identify 15 supporters suspected of public violence, police reveals.
According to the municipality of Rome, the damage done to the city by Feyenoord hooligans during riots around the Europa League match against AS Roma, amounts to almost 8 million euros.
The police arrested a total of 42 suspects around the AS Roma vs Feyenoord match in Rotterdam yesterday. Most of the arrests were made for offenses such as failing to comply with an order, fighting, lighting fireworks and possession of weapons (mostly knives).
The Europa League match between Feyenoord and AS Roma last night had to be suspended for more than 10 minutes after the crowd threw a number of items onto the field. The night ended with a 2-1 victory for AS Roma.
Residents in Rome are planning a sit-in protest at the Dutch embassy there on Tuesday. The protest is in response to the damage caused to the Piazza di Spagna and other historic sites after rioting took place there.
The public prosecutor's office in Rotterdam is leading a team of police investigators to find more people responsible for the riots that took place earlier this week in Rome. Police in Italy arrested at least 33 suspects, all of whom are supporters of Rotterdam football club Feyenoord.
The Netherlands may win the right to register an additional team for the qualifying rounds of the Europa League next season. The Netherlands is second on the fair play rankings of UEFA, behind Ireland.
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.
Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.
Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.
Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.
Amsterdam football club Ajax is going to face Austrian’s FC Salzburg in the first knock-out round of the Europa League, while Dutch football club AZ will play against Czech club Slovan Liberec.