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Champions League
Apr 18 '19 07:56

Ajax will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the Champions League. While the English club lost 4-3 to Manchester City on Wednesday, Tottenham still goes through to the semi-final based on away goals thanks to a 1-0 victory last week, NU.nl reports.

On Tuesday Ajax eliminated Juventus. The Amsterdam team won 1-2 in Turin, after a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam last week, and therefore made it to the semi finals for the first time in 22 years. 

Ajax
Apr 17 '19 08:03

On Tuesday Ajax qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 22 years. The Amsterdam team eliminated Juventus with a 1-2 victory in Turin. The first quarter-finals match in the Johan Cruijff Arena ended in a 1-1 draw last week, so Ajax has enough to extend this special European season, NU.nl reports.

Amsterdam police on Dam Square ahead of the Champions League quarter finals match between Ajax and Juventus, 10 April 2019
Apr 15 '19 11:00

Amsterdam asked the COT, its institute for security- and crisis management, to conduct an independent investigation into the police's actions before the Champions League quarter final between Ajax and Juventus last week Wednesday, the city said in a press release.

Amsterdam police on Dam Square ahead of the Champions League quarter finals match between Ajax and Juventus, 10 April 2019
Apr 11 '19 07:42

The Amsterdam police carried out charges before the Champions League quarter final match between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday evening. Over 30 football supporters were arrested. Earlier in the day the police arrested over a hundred armed Italian supporters. The total number of arrests came to more than 140, NU.nl reports.

Ajax
Apr 10 '19 08:56

The hardcore group of Ajax supporters, the F-Side, set off a bunch of fireworks outside the Van der Valk Hotel-Amstel in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The goal was to keep the Juventus players, who are staying in the hotel, awake ahead of the big match against Ajax on Wednesday

"Welcome to Amsterdam", the F-Side wrote on Twitter, along with a video of the fireworks.

FC Twente
Apr 9 '19 12:40

The Enschede city council agreed to a support plan for FC Twente to prevent the football club from going bankrupt. The council agreed to write off part of the municipal loan to the club, and to convert another part of the loan into a subordinated loan on which no interest or repayment has to be paid. The condition to this agreement is that FC Twente returns its youth- and women's teams from Hengelo to Enschede as soon as possible, AD reports.

Football
Apr 5 '19 09:00

A 43-year-old man from Veere was arrested on Wednesday evening for assault. The suspect was a linesman at a girls' under 15 football match in Koudekerke and headbutted a supporter after he made a comment on one of the referee's decisions, the police said in a statement.

The police were called right after the assault happened. The referee stopped the match. Responding officers spoke to the victim and a number of witnesses.

"Based on these statements, the 43-year-old suspect was arrested at his home", the police said. The arrest happened at around 8:45 p.m. 

Solar panel installation
Apr 2 '19 12:30

Over a hundred solar panels were stolen from football club SV de Vecht in the Utrecht town of Loenen aan de Vecht. The solar panels were taken from the club building on Rijksstraatweg last week. The club reported the theft to the police, RTV Utrecht reports.

Football
Apr 2 '19 11:40

The board of Haarlem football club Geel-Wit expelled a linesman who knocked a goalkeeper from another football club unconscious on Saturday, the club announced on its website. "With this, Geel-Wit clearly indicates that we completely disapprove of aggression, in whatever form, on and off the field", the club said in a short statement.

Handcuffs
Mar 31 '19 18:22

A football linesman was arrested on Saturday after he knocked a goalkeeper unconscious during a match. The 34-year-old man from Haarlem was one of the officials during a match between Hoofddorp club VV UNO and S.V. Geel-Wit, a team from Haarlem. He was also a player for one of the Haarlem team's squads.

Football
Mar 25 '19 13:40

Despite the Netherlands suffering a 2-3 defeat against Germany in the European Championship qualifier on Sunday, Dutch coach Ronald Koeman is still very proud of his team. After ending the first half 0-2 behind the German team, Oranje made a major comeback in the second half. "I am proud of how we played in the second half. We were 2-0 behind. Then you can just give up, but we played great", Koeman said to NOS.

Ajax football flag Amsterdam
Mar 15 '19 19:45

UEFA announced the draw for the Champions League quarter finals on Friday. Ajax will be facing off against Juventus. On Twitter a number of Ajax footballers seem a bit daunted by the prospect of a match against the Italian team, but also excited for the challenge.

Ajax Club
Mar 6 '19 08:38

Ajax caused an uproarious surprise in the eighth finals of the Champions League by eliminating cup holder Real Madrid. In Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, the home of Real Madrid, The Amsterdam team won a dazzling game by no less than 4-1 on Tuesday, largely undoing the 2-1 loss Ajax suffered against Real in the Johan Cruijff Arena three weeks ago. 

collegas-op-straat
Feb 25 '19 12:30

The police and municipality of The Hague prevented a clash between ADO fans and Ajax supporters on Sunday. The intention was that Ajax fans would protest on the Maliveld in The Hague on Sunday, but mayor Pauline Krikke changed the location at the last moment to prevent an altercation between fans of the two football clubs. Six ADO supporters were arrested on the Malieveld, RTL Nieuws reports.

gele-politiejas
Feb 22 '19 16:00

Multiple windows, doors, traffic signs, walls, tram stops and a statue in Amsterdam were covered in paint and graffiti overnight. ADO Den Haag fans seem to be claiming the action on social media, the Telegraaf reports.

The vandalism was committed in green and yellow paint - the colors of football club ADO. 'JHK' was spray painted on multiple walls and tram stops. According to the newspaper, 'JHK' is short for 'Joden Hebben Kanker', or 'Jews have cancer' in English. Ajax fans are often called 'Jews', a nickname they embraced.

Football
Feb 4 '19 16:20

A 22-year-old man from Etten-Leur was arrested on Sunday night for threatening a 15-year-old boy with a gun. The man threatened the teenager after he scored a goal during a five to five game on Hobodreef in the Noord-Brabant town, the Telegraaf reports.

Frenkie de Jong (middle) signs with FC Barcelona, 23 Jan 2019
Jan 24 '19 15:20

Frenkie de Jong is exchanging Amsterdam for Barcelona. The 21-year-old Ajax midfielder is transferring to Barca after the season, for a transfer fee of 75 million euros, which can increase to up to 86 million euros based on variables, Ajax announced.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jan 23 '19 12:40

The Penta College in Spijkenisse and the Spijkenisse football association suspended a number of teenagers due to an assault on another teenager. Videos of the assault were shared on social media on Monday night. The videos show a boy being attacked by a group of other teenagers.

The attack happened on Friday, according to NOS. The 14-year-old victim sustained a broken nose, a torn earlobe and multiple bruises. The police since arrested five underage boys from Spijkenisse. One of the young suspects' home is getting extra protection as a precaution.

Dutch_football_supporters_20120609_(1)
Dec 3 '18 13:20

The Netherlands will play against Germany in one of its qualifying matches for the UEFA Euro 2020. UEFA announced the groups for the qualifiers on Sunday. The Netherlands drew Germany, Northern Ireland, Estonia and Belarus.

The qualifiers will start on March 21st next year. The top two teams from each of the ten groups will qualify. An additional play-off will then determine the four remaining teams who will play in the tournament. 

Ajax Club
Nov 28 '18 09:01

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.

aanhouding-op-straat
Oct 15 '18 15:10

Five people were arrested after a brawl between Dutch and German football supporters on Spegelgracht in Amsterdam on Saturday. Three Dutch and two Germans were arrested based on camera footage, NH Nieuws reports.

The brawl happened at cafe Hans en Grietje. "The two parties, I estimate around 40, 50 started hitting each other. I first saw cans of beer flying through the air, but soon it became chairs and tables", a cafe employee said to the newspaper.

The riot police had to intervene and break up the fight. The cafe sustained damage, but opened as usual on Sunday. 

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Sep 21 '18 15:40

The second day of the General Political Considerations, the parliamentary debate on the government's plans and budget for the next year, started on Friday morning with parliamentarians briefly commemorating four children who were killed in a railway accident in Oss on Thursday morning, NOS reports.

Football
Sep 3 '18 07:38

A 13-year-old boy died in 's-Heerenberg in Gelderland on Saturday after he hit his head hard in a collision with another football player on the field. The boy was a youth player for football club MvR, NOS reports.

The young keeper collapsed after the collision and stopped breathing. Bystanders provided first aid while emergency services responded. The boy was rushed to hospital with a serious brain injury. He died in hospital later in the day.

The football club held a meeting for players and parents on Saturday afternoon, and canceled all of its matches on Sunday. 

Tribute to Abdelhak Nouri during the Ajax vs Nice Champions League match in the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, 2 Aug 2017
Aug 20 '18 09:08

Over 13 months after Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri sustained severe brain damage after a heart attack on the field, his family decided to give an interview to update the public on how he is doing. Father Mohammed and brothers Abderrahim and Mohammed told reporter Joep Schreuder about the love and suffering they've shared while Abdelhak is intensive care, NOS reports.

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