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Apr 6 '16 12:55

The Netherlands wants FIFA to return the the country spent in an effort to win the bid for the World Cup 2018 to be in the Netherlands and Belgium, should it turn out that there was deception in the process. Minister Edith Schippers of Sport supports Dutch football association KNVB's position to recover the money, she said on Wednesday

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Apr 5 '16 11:55

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.

FC Twente
Apr 4 '16 08:16

FC Twente is on the verge of losing its pro-football license and being declared bankrupt. On Monday night the club has to present agreements made with its creditors to the Dutch football association KNVB. But no such agreements have been made yet, according to Dutch newspaper AD.

Football
Mar 31 '16 14:15

Dutch central bank DNB launched an investigation into possible money laundering in professional football. The financial authority is investigating banks and trust companies to find out whether the financial sector is properly able to recognize and address match fixing and shady transfer deals, DNB announced on Thursday

Mar 28 '16 14:40

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.

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Mar 28 '16 14:15

Oranje goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen broke his nose during training in Alkmaar on Sunday, which means that he will be missing the friendly match against England at Wembley on Tuesday

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Mar 26 '16 10:27

Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.

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Mar 25 '16 13:50

More than 14 thousand people signed an online petition to rename the Amsterdam ArenA the Johan Cruijff Stadium, following the football legend's death on Thursday.

Mar 25 '16 11:05

King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health, Welfare and Sports all commented on the death of football legend Johan Cruijff. They are all shocked by his passing and saddened by the loss of an icon.

Mar 25 '16 09:47

Johan Cruijff died just hours after arriving at the hospital for treatment. No one saw it coming, sports journalist and good friend Jaap de Groot said

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Mar 25 '16 09:29

A minute of silence will be held during the friendly match between Oranje and France in Amsterdam on Friday to pay tribute to football legend Johan Cruijff. Cruijff passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer.

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Mar 25 '16 08:31

On Friday most newspapers on the Netherlands are focused on Johan Cruijff, paying tribute to the football legend who passed away on Thursday.

Mar 24 '16 14:41

Johan Cruijff's death on Thursday shook the Netherlands by the roots. Dozens of people, both in and out of the football world, expressed the shock, sadness and condolences in the minutes after his death was announced.

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Mar 24 '16 13:56

Dutch football legend Johan Cruijff died at the age of 68 on Thursday. He passed away peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family, the Cruyff foundation announced.

Mar 23 '16 11:18

Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.

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Mar 21 '16 11:35

Dutch football association KNVB and sponsor Nike unveiled the new home and away football kits for the Netherlands' national team on Monday. The kits in orange and blue "reflect traditional Dutch values such as courage, leadership and loyalty", according to the KNVB.

Mar 18 '16 13:24

A number of Dutch ministers expressed their disgust at the behavior of a group of PSV fans in Madrid, Spain. Prime Minister Mark Rutte did so in person to his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy in Brussels, where the two are attending a EU summit on an asylum agreement with Turkey.

Football
Mar 17 '16 15:00

Amateur clubs Sparta'18 and Oranja Zwart are suspended from playing until further notice after a massive brawl following heir match on Sunday. Dutch football association KNVB's disciplinary committee decided that the clubs from Sevenum and Helmond will not play while the investigation is ongoing

Mar 16 '16 12:07

A group of PSV supporters caused a commotion in the Spanish capital of Madrid on Tuesday by throwing money at a number of female beggars and cheering as the women scrambled for the coins.

Football
Mar 15 '16 07:36

The number of violent incidents in amateur football is increasing in the larger cities, according to Dutch football association KNVB. The declining trend of the past years may very well be broken this season, spokesperson Hans van Kastel said

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Mar 10 '16 11:00

A missed goal in the last minute of the match against Sweden on Wednesday, means that the Oranje women will not be going through to play in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

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Mar 9 '16 13:30

Almost five years after his last official football match, Edwin van der Sar is taking up his goalkeeper gloves once more. The former Oranje player agreed to play for his old amateur club VV Noordwijk

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Mar 9 '16 11:39

A 17-year-old girl had to be treated in hospital for injuries on her arm and leg after a police dog broke free and attacked her in the Brabant town of Zegge on Monday.

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Mar 8 '16 10:44

Feyenoord player Eljero Elia was detained by the police on Monday on suspicion that he was involved in a brawl in Rotterdam, his lawyer Jan Kabalt confirmed

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