Utrecht Mayor Jan van Zanen banned Ajax fans from protesting in the city on Sunday due to indications that FC Utrecht fans want to disrupt the demonstration. The decision to refuse permission for the protest was made in consultation with the police and Public Prosecutor.
Dutch football association KNVB is investigating death threats spectators of Zeeland football team VC Vlissingen made against a referee and his assistants, KNVB press officer Bram de Groot announced.
The Dutch national football team may be playing home games in De Kuip in Rotterdam and the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, instead of solely in the Amsterdam Arena from next summer to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The VVD and PvdA wants to allow online sports gambling, but block match fixing with restrictions and binding it to strict rules. Dutch football association KNVB is very happy with the adjustments planned for the gambling law, calling it a "profit for the sport".
Utrecht mayor Jan van Zanen "can not deny" that Ajax fans are being duped by the decision not to allow away fans at the match between FC Utrecht and Ajax on December 13th, but he is sticking to the decision. According to him, this is the only way he can guarantee their safety.
Oranje is back in the Netherlands after the cancelled match against Germany on Tuesday. The match was canceled and stadium evacuated just before the start of the match due to a terrorist threat. KNVB director Bert van Oostveen calls it "extremely regrettable" that the match could not be played. "We wanted to make a statement against terrorism and for freedom. Unfortunately that did not work", he said on Tuesday night
Dutch football association KNVB sees no reason to implement a ban on headers for young players, as the American football association U.S. Soccer did earlier this week.
The father of an eight-year-old girl suffering from diabetes scathingly criticized ADO Den Haag football coach Henk Fraser for instructing his goalkeeper to pretend like he had low blood sugar and was on the verge of passing out in order to secure a timeout for his team. During the Friday night match between Roda JC Kerkrade and ADO Den Haag, Fraser ordered his goalkeeper Martin Hansen to fake the ailment, with the manager then using the time to collect his team and discuss strategy, Fraser acknowledged during a post game interview.
The professional football umbrella in the Netherlands, KNVB, has attributed part of this year’s record earnings to its some 1.2 million registered football players. The increase in both number of players and small change in registration fees aided the organization to record the massive 6.8 million euro profit for the 2014/’15 season.
The Dutch Football Association’s (KNVB) disciplinary committee has handed out four lifetime bans from football participation after a linesman was beaten to death in Almere in December 2012. The four men received this maximum punishment immediately, with a fifth person involved receiving a 60 month suspension.
Former professional football player and manager Johan Cruijff is accusing Dutch football association KNVB of being responsible for Oranje not qualifying for the European Championship. He feels that the association has not adequately monitored the basic rules of how football should be played.
A Nijmegen resident had a visit from the police after a rather ambiguous tweet. The tweet was a comment on the Dutch football team's loss against the Czech Republic and elimination from the European Championships. But after all the refugee related unrest in the Netherlands over the past week, could also be seen as another planned attack on an asylum center.
Authorities imposed 962 stadium bans against unruly fans last football season, with over 400 being told they are not welcome for two seasons. Evidence from the annual 2014-2015 season meeting of the Central Information Point for Football Hooliganism (CIV) showed that the number of stadium bans has risen through the combined efforts the police, prosecution and Dutch football association KNVB to welcome a safer football experience, police said in a statement on Thursday.
Oranje's threatening elimination from the European Championships after the 3-0 loss against Turkey could cost parts of the Dutch economy tens of millions of euros.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants football matches to be more public-friendly and has made arrangement with municipalities, the police, the Public Prosecutor and football association KNVB to achieve this.
The KNVB has rescheduled the five matches in the premier league that had to be cancelled due to police strikes. This was done in consultation with the involved football clubs and mayors.
The football match between PSV and AD Den Haag on Saturday will be cancelled should the police action planned for that day go through. The police unions announced last week that they are planning actions around eight of the nine matches during the first round the league.
It seems that Guus Hiddink made the decision to resign as Oranje coach himself. KNVB director Bert van Oostveen told NOS that if it were up to the Football Association, Hiddink would still have been employed.
KNVB director Bert van Oostveen thinks that the only way to really reform FIFA is for Sepp Blatter to step down and to be replaced by a non-football-man. He believes that the current UEFA president Michel Platini is the leading candidate to succeed Blatter, but he would rather see a "Kofi Annan-type" fill the position.
It seems that the match fixing scandal surrounding Tilburg football club Willem II dates back to the KNVB Cup match against Roda JC in 2008. Emails between a match fixer and former Willem II midfielder Ibrahim Kargbo show that he was paid to ensure that Willem II would lose that match, the Volkskrant reports.
There is a good chance that Danny Blind will present the Dutch team selection for the the important European Championship qualifying double against Iceland and Turkey on August 28th. In the next evaluation in a few weeks from now, Guus Hiddink will let the KNVB know whether he will be taking a step back as coach of Oranje, the Telegraaf reports.
Dutch football association KNVB is investigating its sponsorship deal with clothing manufacturer Nike, a spokesperson for the association confirmed on Tuesday.
Dutch football association KNVB announced Tuesday it is pleased that FIFA leader Sepp Blatter is resigning. The association said Blatter’s sudden decision to step down is “striking,” but the “KNVB does not want to speculate now” of the longtime football chairman’s motives.
Dutch football union KNVB thinks it is of "great importance" that the FIFA senior congressional and presidential elections continue as planned after the arrest of a number of FIFA officials on Wednesday.