Clarence Seedorf has been fired as AC Milan coach after five months. The club announced this on Monday. His successor will be Filippo Inzaghi, former player for Milan and team-mate for Seedorf, who signed a contract to mid-2016.
Dutch football association KNVB must pay a €1 million fine for every match in which the association neglects to counteract any incidents of anti-Semitic chants from fans. This has been demanded by the Foundation for the Fight against Anti-Semitism before the judge in Utrecht last Friday, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Michael van Praag, chairman of the Dutch national football association Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB), has spoken of his opposition to the possible re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA. The 78-year-old Swiss, who assumed office in 1998, is said to be seeking re-election next year.
The Dutch national team trained intensively over the weekend following their arrival in Brazil. The training camp experienced a few set backs though, as both Wesley Sneijder and later Arjen Robben had trouble moving after brief injuries on field.
The Dutch football team landed in the Galeano International Airport, Rio de Janeiro at about 10:40 am of the Dutch time and 5:40 am of the Brazilian time. They were welcomed to the World Cup's capital in Portuguese by the captain of the Air France plane.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.
A new report published by Belgian group Federbet suggests that a 2014 football game between Dutch team PSV Eindhoven and Bulgarian side PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv may have been the subject of a match fixing scheme. The January 9 match is one of at least 13 suspected match fixing incidents involving a Bulgarian team, of which Lokomotiv Plovdiv played in two.
The Amsterdam ArenA will serve as the home base for the Dutch men's national football team in the run-up to the 2016 European Championship. Oranje will play all of its home matches in the qualifying round at the Amsterdam stadium, according to the national football association KNVB.
Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff thinks that the Dutch national team has quality, but is missing the experience to make real big waves at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, he told Spanish radio channel Cope.
Gregory van der Wiel will not be playing in the World Cup in Brazil due to his injuries. The right-backer called off his presence himself, he tells the Algemeen Dagblad.
Italian football club Atlanta has to pay a €40,000 fine because a banana was thrown onto the field during the match against AC Milan. The banana landed lear Milan goalie Kevin Constant, from Guinea. It was therefore considered a racist incident.
Footballer Nigel de Jong was pelted with a banana after the match between AC Milan and Atlanta Bergamo, which Milan lost 2-1. The midfielder reacted to the incident on Twitter.
Ryan Giggs, current interim-manager for Manchester United, is seen as an important technical boon in the organization of the club, also when Louis van Gaal starts managing next season at Old Trafford. Giggs will become the right hand man of the new manager, meaning that Patrick Kluivert is out of the running.
Jasper Cillessen, keeper for Ajax, provided his team with the 33rd championship on Sunday when he saved two goals from Heracles Almelo. The match ended equal with 1-1.
All members of Ajax support group Vak 410 are not welcome at the Sunday game between Ajax and Heracles. The leading team of the eredivisie has announced to fans that they have been banned from the possible champions game at Almelo.
In the next three years, Ajax will also keep its supporters at home if there is an away game with Feyenoord. The club managers are punishing their own supporters in this way for their hooliganism during the lost cup final against PEC Zwolle in De Kuip stadium.
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.
Football fans of AZ and Ajax came to blows on Thursday evening in Alkmaar. Some hooligans even threw fireworks at each other, and the Mobile Unit had to get involved.
Police have arrested a man from Rotterdam who is suspected of aggravated assault of a football player from Klaaswaal.
Football club Heracles has received the green light, and a loan of €8.2 million courtesy of the municipality, for the renovation of their stadium.
According to the FIFA global rankings, the Netherlands is no longer in the top ten best football-playing countries in the world.
The Mobile Unit had to spring into action on Sunday in Amsterdam to keep the order between supporters of Ajax and SC Cambuur.
Oranje fever is back, as it is expected that the Dutch national team will be supported by about 5000 fans this summer.