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Football
Oct 10 '16 10:13

Football hooligans arrange to fight each other in the countryside or forested areas on a regular basis, Nieuwsuur reported on Sunday. Hardcore fans of, among others, Feyenoord, Fortuna Sittard and Standard Liege held dozens of these free-fights in recent years, according to the news program.

Football
Oct 7 '16 11:35

A number of amateur football clubs are cancelling matches and practices on artificial turf fields after reports that they may contain carcinogenic substances

Oct 7 '16 11:00

Former football player and ALS sufferer Fernando Ricksen was told he could not get onto a KLM flight from Valencia to Amsterdam on Thursday. He was refused because he is unable to loosen his seat belt by himself, his biographer Vincent de Vries said to the Gelderlander.

Oct 3 '16 15:30

The police arrested a total of seven people in the aftermath of a rival fan fight in the Tilburg stadium during a match between Willem II and Feyenoord. Two were arrested for a fight in the stadium during the match, the other five for refusing to follow police officers after the match. On of the later arrested suspects was the victim in the fight inside the stadium, the police said in a statement.

Football
Oct 3 '16 09:37

A league match between Willem II and Feyenoord was temporarily stopped on Sunday after fans started fighting each other in the stands. One fan was beaten up by several others and fell over the stands' railing

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Sep 30 '16 08:38

The authorities are looking for Belgian football supporters who threw burning flares at Ajax fans before an Europa League match between Ajax and Standard Luik

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Sep 27 '16 11:50

State Secretary Martijn van Dam was involved in a traffic accident in Seoul, South Korea. His car was hit by a van. The State Secretary escaped with only a shock, but the car sustained considerable damage

KNVB
Sep 20 '16 16:00

KNVB director Michael van Praag thinks the rest of the KNVB supervisory board for professional football should resign. According to him, the board has a structural problem with providing information and things can not continue like this, he said on RTL Late Night on Monday.

Football stadium
Sep 20 '16 10:07

Athletes have a better chance of getting hurt playing on artificial turf than on natural grass, according to a study done by television program Radar. Athletes running on grass have a 27 percent chance of getting hurt. On turf there is a 44 percent chance.

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Sep 14 '16 15:00

Michael van Praag will not succeed ousted Frenchman Michel Platini as the president of UEFA. On Wednesday the 68-year-old Amsterdam man lost the presidency election in Athens to Slovenia's Aleksander Ceferin

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Sep 13 '16 12:30

In a massive act of kindness during the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and ADO Den Haag in Rotterdam on Sunday, ADO fans showered hundreds of teddy bears on sick children seated in the tier below them.  Some ADO Den Haag supporters found out that Feyenoord invited patients from the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam to come watch the match in De Kuip Stadium, and that they'd be sharing the away end with these patients. On Twitter the group of supporters called on the other ADO supporters to make this day an extra special day for the kids. "A call to all away supporters.

Sep 13 '16 10:30

Ajax footballer Anwar El-Ghazi was involved in a traffic accident on Borchlandweg in Duivendrecht, Amsterdam on Monday morning. The football player hit a cyclist with his car at a crossing

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Sep 7 '16 14:53

On Wednesday Ajax supporter Ferdi T. was sentenced to 60 hours of community service forduring a match between the two teams early this year. The court also imposed a stadium ban of two years. The 27-year-old man was found guilty of insulting and threatening Vermeer, NU.nl reports.

KNVB
Sep 7 '16 07:57

Dutch football association KNVB wants to kick amateur clubs caught committing tax fraud out of the league, Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur football at the KNVB, said in a broadcast of Zembla on Wednesday

Football
Sep 6 '16 09:59

The number of football supporters banned from Dutch stadiums saw a significant decrease this past season. In the 2015/2016 season Dutch football association imposed 579 stadium bans, compared to 890 in the previous season, according to the annual report of the Central Information Point Football Hooliganism

Football
Aug 29 '16 11:50

Two Ajax fans were attacked by a group of Go Ahead Eagles supporters in Deventer on Sunday after the Amsterdam team beat the Deventer team 3-0, the police said in a statement.

KNVB
Aug 29 '16 08:39

Bert van Oostveen, director of professional football in the Netherlands, is leaving the KNVB this week. With the appointment of Hans van Breukelen as technical director, a number of Van Oosteveen's tasks are falling away, giving him the chance to step down

Aug 26 '16 11:50

Michael van Praag is optimistic about his chances in the elections for UEFA presidency. He expects that about half of the member states will vote for him, the KNVB leader said to ANP from Moldova, where he is lobbying for his candidacy.

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Aug 18 '16 13:00

The grave of young Ajax fan Michael van Luik was vandalized in the cemetery of the Lucia church in Mierlo sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. According to his sister in law Eveline van Luik, who posted photos of the desecrated grave on Facebook, this is the sixth time its happened in four months.

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Aug 10 '16 14:30

The man who lynched a doll meant to represent Feyenoord footballer Kenneth Vermeer is facing charges of threatening him with death or grievous bodily harm, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam announced on Wednesday

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Aug 3 '16 10:30

Michael van Praag wants to stop exorbitant spending in European football as candidate for the presidency of UEFA, according to his election program presented on Tuesday. He feels money should be pushed into football, and not expensive trips, publications and marketing programs

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Aug 3 '16 10:00

Arek Milik is transferring from Ajax to Napoli, the Amsterdam football club confirmed on its website. Napoli is paying 32 million euros for the footballer

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Jul 11 '16 08:00

A 31-year-old Dutch woman threatened Belgian football coach Marc Wilmots with death. The woman sent the death threat to the coach per SMS just before the European Championships quarter final match between Belgium and Wales

Football
Jul 8 '16 12:13

Five amateur football players from Eindhoven club Nieuw Woensel were paid with dirty money, the Public Prosecutor announced on Friday. The Prosecutor believes they knew that their pay formed part of a money laundering scheme

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