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Apr 30 '18 13:20

A remarkable selection training is happening in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Monday. The Dutch walking-football team is looking for retired internationals, age 65 or older, to join their team for the walking football World Cup, RTL Nieuws reports.

The team now consists of former internationals 79-year-old Sjaak Swart, 65-year-old Dick Schoenaker, 65-year-old Kees Kist, and 66-year-old Wim Rijsbergen. They are looking for five more players to complete their team.

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Apr 23 '18 15:10

The police arrested 12 football supporters at Roosendaal station during the early hours of Monday morning for damaging the train they were on in multiple ways.

The police received a report about the troublesome football fans around 00:20 a.m., NU.nl reports. Officers responded to Roosendaal station, and when the train arrived, removed the football supporters from the train one by one. 

The suspects are between the ages of 17 and 21 years. They were arrested and taken to a police station. The police did not mention which football team the suspects support. 

Rotterdam police arrest man after 5th ignored instruction to go home after Feyenoord won the KNVB cup, 22 April 2018
Apr 23 '18 07:36

At least 37 people were arrested around the KNVB cup final between Feyenoord and AZ Alkmaar in Rotterdam's De Kuip stadium on Sunday. Feyenoord won the match 3-0. Football supporters damaged multiple trains heading towards Rotterdam, ProRail reports.

Ajax Club
Apr 16 '18 09:56

Angry Ajax supporters stopped the players bus at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday evening, after the football team returned from a humiliating loss against PSV in Eindhoven. PSV won the match 3-0, thereby securing the league title for the 24th time in the Eindhoven team's history, NOS reports.

The bus carrying the Amsterdam footballers arrived at the Johan Cruijff Arena around 8:30 p.m., where angry fans had been waiting for some time. Witnesses described the atmosphere as threatening and police officers were on site, according to NOS. 

Police officer and paramedic
Apr 9 '18 11:20

Stephan Wijlaars, the 32-year-old captain of PSV's amateur football team, was found unconscious and severely injured on Hoogstraat in Eindhoven during the early hours of Sunday morning. What happened to him is still a mystery for the police and his family, Omroep Brabant reports.

Wijlaars was extensively treated by first responders at the scene, before being rushed to the trauma center in Tilburg with a serious brain injury. 

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Apr 5 '18 16:20

The Amsterdam Arena will officially be renamed the Johan Cruijff Arena from the next football season, was announced on Thursday after long negotiations between stadium management, the Amsterdam municipality and Ajax. The Dutch football legend's family is pleased that a decision has finally been made, though it could have happened faster, Carole Thate, who acts as spokesperson for the family, said to NU.nl.

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Apr 3 '18 12:50

A woman was seriously injured at football club RKVV Brabantia in Eindhoven on Monday night when she fell from the stadium's stands. She fell several meters to the ground and was rushed to hospital by ambulance, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

"Nobody knows exactly what happened", Erik Vos, chairman of RKVV Brabantia, said to the newspaper. The woman fell around 8:30 p.m. "It is not known if anyone saw her fall or if someone was with her. The police are investigating and questioned a lot of people."

Abdelhak Nouri
Apr 2 '18 13:50

Amsterdam football team Ajax honored Abdelhak Nouri on his 21st birthday on Monday with a video posted on Twitter. "We think about you every day, but on your birthday a little bit more", the team wrote with the video, adding the hashtag #StayStrongAppie.

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg
Apr 2 '18 13:10

Amsterdam police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg is annoyed at a number of supermarkets in the Red Light District, that bought extra beer and liquor to sell to English football supporters who came to the Dutch capital to watch the Netherlands vs England practice match. These supermarkets did not take their responsibility to prevent drunken football hooligans rampaging through the city, according to him, Het Parool reports.

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Mar 26 '18 13:00

British football association FA released a statement condemning English football fans' behavior in Amsterdam around a friendly match between the Dutch and English teams on Friday. Around 100 British football fans were arrested in the Dutch capital on Thursday and Friday, mostly for disrupting public order, according to RTL Nieuws.

Most of the arrested supporters have since been fined and sent home, according to the broadcaster.

Football
Mar 15 '18 16:40

A Dutch football player is suspected of involvement in five armed robberies in the area around Turnhout in Belgium - robberies on a casino, a gas station, a supermarket and two gambling offices,RTL Nieuws reports.

Ismail H., 22, had a contract with AS Roma and played for Westerlo on a rental basis. He was fired in January, according to the broadcaster. 

Mar 5 '18 12:20

Wesley Sneijder is saying goodbye to international football, he announced on Sunday. The decision was made in consultation with new coach Ronald Koeman.  He hopes to play one last match for the Dutch national team. "It is my wish - and that is known by the KNVB - to say goodbye to my fellow internationals and the Oranje fans in a beautiful way", Sneijder said to the Telegraaf on Monday.

Ronald Koeman
Feb 7 '18 14:20

Footballer Robin van Persie may return to the Dutch national team under new coach Ronald Koeman. Koeman is keeping the possibility open, he said to broadcaster NOS.

"If he shows the necessary fitness and shows that he is still one of the best... Then who am I not to select him. Age does not matter, what matters is what they show", Koeman said.

Ronald Koeman
Feb 2 '18 10:01

Ronald Koeman will be signing a contract next week to coach the Dutch national football team up to and including the World Cup of 2022, the Telegraaf reports. The former Barca player reached an agreement with football association KNVB and will sign his contract next Friday. His performance will be evaluated before or after the European Championships in 2020, according to the newspaper.

Koeman confirmed last week that he is in talks with the KNVB. It is expected that he will start coaching Oranje in March already.

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Dec 18 '17 16:10

The family of football legend Johan Cruijff regrets that that still no agreement has been reached about renaming the Amsterdam Arena to the Johan Cruijff Arena, Cruijff's son Jordi Cruijff wrote in his column in the Telegraaf on Monday.

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Dec 8 '17 09:37

Amsterdam missed out on the chance to host the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2020, but the Dutch capital will play host to several Group C and Round of 16 matches during the European football championship. Bucharest, Romania was also named host of Group C matches, and it will also serve as a quarter-final location.

Rome's OIympic Stadium was selected by the European football federation as the site for the opening match. The Italian stadium is also a quarter-final site. The semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020 will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Twitter
Dec 5 '17 16:50

American president Donald Trump was also on people in the Netherlands' minds this year, according to Twitter. The social media platform released the top Twitter trends of the Netherlands for 2017, and Trump is number four on the list. Like last year, 'vacture', or 'vacancy' in English, topped the list for the Netherlands this year. According to Twitter, this shows that the platform plays an important role in finding jobs in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 4 '17 11:50

A 40-year-old player for football club Victoria '03 from Oudenbosch was arrested for kicking a player for football club DSE in the head during a match between the two teams in Etten-Leur on Sunday. The victim was taken to hospital, Omroep Brabant reports.

The DSE player's condition is stable, a board member of the club said to the broadcaster. 

Dick Advocaat
Nov 15 '17 09:14

Dick Advocaat resigned as coach of Dutch national football team Oranje, he announced after Oranje won a match against Romania 0-3 on Tuesday.  He already decided that he would step down if the Netherlands didn't make it to the World Cup, he said, according to RTL Nieuws. "The main reason I'm leaving is that I find it time for another generation. The younger people must take over at Oranje."

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Nov 6 '17 10:30

An 18-year-old man from the Noord-Brabant town of Langenboom was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl from te same town, the police said in a statement. "What exactly happened, the police don't know yet. The sex crime department is investigating the case", the police said.

Several local residents told newspaper AD that the sexual assault happened at local football club SES Langenboom on Dennendijk. The girl was playing on the terrain of the club when the young man attacked her. 

Football
Nov 3 '17 12:50

Child pornography found on a 21-year-old man from Schaijk, contained young members of local football club DAW Schaijk, according to Omroep Brabant. The man, arrested on Tuesday, used to be a youth leader at the football club. He worked with boys between the ages of 12 and 14.

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Nov 3 '17 07:55

The police arrested a 21-year-old man in Schaijk, Noord-Brabant, in on ongoing investigation into child pornography. The man is the leader of a youth team at local football club DAW Schaijk, the club confirmed to Omroep Brabant.

Abubakari Yakubu
Nov 1 '17 11:10

Former Ajax and Vitesse footballer Abubakari Yakubu passed away at the age of 35 in a hospital in his native country of Ghana on Tuesday, NOS reports. The cause of his death is not yet clear.

Yakubu played for Ajax between 1999 and 2004. The defender also played five seasons with Vitesse, and took the field for the Ghana national team 16 times between 2002 and 2006. 

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Oct 24 '17 08:04

Lieke Martens was named female football player of the year at the FIFA Gala on Monday. And coach Sarina Wiegman won the title of best coach of a women's team. The two women, and the rest of the Oranje Lionesses, won the European Championship over the summer. The Dutch women were not at the award ceremony in London, because they are preparing for the World Cup qualifier against Norway in Groningen on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

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