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.
The Royal Dutch Football Association's (KNVB) in-house prosecutor specialized in professional football has given FC Utrecht a settlement proposal for the anti-Semitic chants heard during the match between FC Utrecht and AFC Ajax on April 5th. The proposal consists of a 10,000 euro fine and an empty hardcore supporter section, nicknamed the "Bunnikside," during the next home match against Ajax, KNVB stated in a press release on Tuesday.
KNVB chairman Michael van Praag is pulling out as candidate for the FIFA presidency to make space for Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, the Volkskrant reports based on sources close to FIFA.
The players of SV Advendo had to run to take cover in the changing rooms on Sunday afternoon in Breda after winning the first title of the fourth class D amateur football league in a match against Barça. When the match ended, Barça supporters ran on to the pitch and began harassing SV Advendo players, according to BNDeStem.
The city of Rotterdam banned the Eredivisie match between Rotterdam Feyenoord and SBV Vitesse scheduled on Sunday, the Dutch football association KNVB reported on Thursday. Police in a tenuous contract negotiation with the Ministry of Security and Justice planned a short strike on Sunday, refusing to guard the event.
Dutch police are considering going on strike during the KNVB Cup final match between PEC Zwolle and FC Groningen at De Kuip on May 3, the Dutch Police Union (NPB) announced on their website. The strike is part of protests for the lack of new collective agreement.
The lawsuit against Dutchman Paul R., who is suspected of involvement in match fixing in football, appears in court in Bochum, Germany on Tuesday.
The Dutch suspect in a major German football match-fixing case named top Netherlands referee Serdar Gözübüyük as having involvement in the cheating scandal, according to the Volkskrant. A court in Bochum, Germany will hear accusations against Paul R. on Tuesday.
Dutch football association KNVB stripped FC Twente of yet another three league points for not meeting the standards outlined in its financial plan, the club said in a statement. This is the second time points were deducted from the team this season.
An investigation has begun into the anti-Semitic chants heard during the FC Utrecht against AFC Ajax match last Sunday. The Royal Dutch Football Association's (KNVB) in-house prosecutor specialized in professional football is leading the investigation, stated KNVB in a press release on Wednesday. The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) on Tuesday had announced the start of an investigation into the chants.
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) calls the anti-semitic chants from last sunday's match between FC Utrecht and AFC Ajax "abhorrent and repugnant". KNVB is currently collecting information to determine if there is a sufficient reason to launch an investigation and whether FC Utrecht did enough to prevent and stop the chants, Parool writes.
The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and Nike have revealed the new away kit for the Dutch national football team in celebration of the Dutch style of play, KNVB press release states. The association says that the new kit combines the evocative Dutch national colours and a design that captures the "exhilarating speed of their football."