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Jun 17 '14 09:34

The Dutch football team has become involved in a Twitter campaign urging people to help keep an eye out for Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers, the two Dutch tourists who have been missing in Panama since April.

Van Persie header
Jun 16 '14 10:51

The spectacular header from Robin van Persie, which equalized The Netherlands with Spain 1-1 in Oranje's debut World Cup 2014 match has become a Twitter sensation with people mimicking Van Persie's graceful nose dive and calling it #persieing.

Oranje
Jun 13 '14 16:01

Oranje will make its debut in the World Cup against Spain. It will be a decisive match that will set the tone for both teams' World Cup 2014 careers and, of course, will give The Netherlands a chance to even the score after the team was defeated in the 2010 World Cup final by Spain.

Neymar Jr.
Jun 13 '14 10:35

Brazil opened the battle for their sixth World Cup title with a tough 3-1 victory against Croatia.

Luis
Jun 12 '14 08:51

A turtle named Luis, of the Dutch embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, has chosen Spain to win the first World Cup match against The Netherlands on Friday the 13th. The Dutch Animal party, PvdD, is outraged and demands the immediate release of the animal.

Clarence Seedorf
Jun 11 '14 15:18

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.

Israeli flag
Jun 11 '14 08:46

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.

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Jun 10 '14 13:29

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.

oranje football team
Jun 9 '14 08:24

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.

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Jun 7 '14 12:45

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.

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Jun 5 '14 14:49

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.

PSV v Plovdiv
Jun 4 '14 19:04

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.

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Jun 4 '14 16:54

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.

Johan Cruijff
May 30 '14 13:48

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
May 14 '14 11:26

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.

Nigel de Jong
May 13 '14 08:24

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.

Nigel de Jong
May 12 '14 10:52

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.

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May 6 '14 13:07

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.

Ajax
Apr 28 '14 10:10

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.

Ajax
Apr 25 '14 14:39

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.

Ajax Club
Apr 24 '14 10:29

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.

Ajax Club
Apr 22 '14 09:14

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.

Police Van
Mar 28 '14 08:15

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.

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Mar 25 '14 12:00

Police have arrested a man from Rotterdam who is suspected of aggravated assault of a football player from Klaaswaal.

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