Feyenoord is all set to face FC Utrecht in the finals of the KNVB Beker, the annual Dutch football tournament, after they beat NAC Breda 7-1 last night in Rotterdam. Captain Steven Berghuis was instrumental to the victory, scoring a hat trick.
The first semi-final match of the KNVB Beker tournament shocked many in the football world as Ajax was knocked out of the competition by hosts FC Utrecht, 2-0. It was the third loss in the last four matches for the club from Amsterdam.
It was jubilation for the Utrecht side, who will find out their opponent in the final Thursday night when Feyenoord plays NAC Breda. A Feyenoord victory would give the Utrecht team a chance to avenge their cup final loss four years ago.
An impending winter storm on Sunday prompted Dutch football association KNVB to suspend all matches that day. Four matches in the top level Eredivisie will be rescheduled, as well as the country's full slate of amateur football matches, the KNVB said on Saturday.
The Eredivisie matches include FC Utrecht vs. Ajax, AZ vs. Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam vs. ADO Den Haag, and FC Emmen vs. FC Twente.
Wesley Sneijder is no longer playing professional football, the 35-year-old midfielder said almost in passing when announcing that he had "signed" with FC Utrecht. In reality, the signing was with the FC Utrecht Business Club, which gives fans access to skyboxes, hospitality lounges, and special events.
"My feeling for the city is great. Now that I have stopped playing football, I want to have a nice place to share my memories", he said to FC Utrecht TV. The native Utrechter decided to rent out a sky box in the Galgenwaard stadium.
The municipality of Amsterdam is planning a party on the Museumplein for if Ajax wins its 34th national title. While the last matches are only being played on Wednesday, the title will almost certainly go to the Amsterdam team after its 4-1 victory against FC Utrecht and competitor PSV's 1-0 loss against AZ on Sunday.
The police arrested seven men for brawling prior to a football match between PEC Zwolle and FC Utrecht in Zwolle on Wednesday. The police believe that all arrested suspects are supporters of one of the two football teams, De Stentor reports.
The police responded to reports of a brawl on Rhijvis Feithlaan, at the height of Banginesingel on Wednesday afternoon. Several officers were already on site preparing for the football match. They were therefore able to stop the brawl soon after it began.
A total of 59 people were arrested surrounding the KNVB cup final in Rotterdam on Sunday. Supporters were arrested on suspicion of defamation, hooliganism and fighting, among others. Three police officers were injured.
Feyenoord won the KNVB Cup with a 2-1 victory against FC Utrecht in Rotterdam stadium De Kuip on Sunday. This is the 12th time the Rotterdam team's won the Cup.
The prosecutor for professional football launched an investigation into FC Utrecht striker Ruud Boymans behavior during the away match against Heracles Almelo on Saturday. Boymans is accused of elbowing Heracles defender Mark-Jan Fledderus in the last minute of the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Utrecht struck another blow in the graffiti war between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht supporters in the run-up to the KNVB Cup final between their teams. The newest street art, on the wall of cafe De Don in De Meern, shows a gnome with three trophies, referring to FC Utrecht's three previous KNVB Cup victories.
And thus the fairy tale ends. VVSB will not be going through the the final of the KNVB Cup. The amateur football club lost 3-0 against FC Utrecht on Wednesday night.
Amateur football club VVSB's sensational win against FC Den Bosch last month, has their fans ready and excited for the semi-finals on Wednesday. Some 21 thousand SVB supporters are getting on the bus in their home town of Noordwijkerhout on Wednesday to travel travel to Galgenwaard stadium in Utrecht. Among them are Kes and Ellen van Zelst, who came all the way from America to witness the event
Ibrahim Kargbo is denying accusations by Dutch football association KNVB that he was involved in match fixing during his time as player for Willem II.
Dutch football association KNVB confirmed that match fixing took place in at least two Willem II matches in the top league. Both cases involve former Willem II player Ibrahim Kargbo and match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.
Congolese refugee Christian Gandu will not be deported after all. The Immigration and Naturalization Service revoked their decision and granted him a residency permit, his club Magreb'90 announced on Thursday.
Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen banned Ajax fans from protesting in the city on Sunday due to indications that FC Utrecht fans want to disrupt the demonstration. The decision to refuse permission for the protest was made in consultation with the police and Public Prosecutor.
FC Utrecht's 21-year-old accountant and his 20 year old brother were convicted for embezzling 77,500 euros from the football club's safe by the court in Midden Nederland on Monday. Both men were sentenced to 8 months in prison, 4 of which conditionally suspended.
Ex-pro football player Christian Gandu is facing deportation after living in the Netherlands for 14 years. According to his amateur club Magreb '90, the 23 year old Congolese born man exhausted all possible legal avenues and may be put out of the country at any moment.
The Ajax supporters club plans to sue the municipality of Utrecht over the ban Mayor Jan van Zanen placed on Ajax fans attending the match against FC Utrecht in the city on December 13th. They hope that a court will overturn the ban.
Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen "can not deny" that Ajax fans are being duped by the decision not to allow away fans at the match between FC Utrecht and Ajax on December 13th, but he is sticking to the decision. According to him, this is the only way he can guarantee their safety.
A group of FC Utrecht supporters chanted racist slogans during the clubs match with FC Twente on the Glagenwaard stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The municipality of Utrecht has decided to implement bans and ticket limitations ahead of the FC Utrecht vs Ajax match on December 13th, due to the anti-Semitic chants by fans. Mayor Jan van Zanen has done this in consultation with police to ensure that the away stand, Bunnik Side, remains empty for the game. These measures were taken after the April 5th match between the two teams saw FC Utrecht supporters singing antisemitic songs.
Utrecht has lost more than 20 million euros in the financial debacle surrounding FC Utrecht's Galgenwaard stadium and the municipality had decided to withdraw from the mess. PvdA chairman Hans Spekman, however, is ignoring the VVD's calls for him to hand in his free season tickets for life.