Michael van Praag has entered as a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. He has the necessary support of at least five national federations and sent this per letter to the national headquarters of the world football union in Zurich yesterday.
The economic value of Dutch football has been identified as €2.18 billion, according to groundbreaking calculations made by a joint study. Football's estimated impact is worth 0.34 percent of the gross domestic product in the Netherlands.
Two exhibition matches of Dutch football teams last week in Spain might have been fixed games, according to the analyses of a gambling expert and the International Center for Sport Security (ICSS). Most likely the teams, ADO Den Hague and SC Heerenveen, were not aware of the score manipulation, the analysts state.
The referees and assistant referees of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) have made shocking characterizations while outlining the relationship with their employer. The depiction includes threats, phone harassment, unsubstantiated adjustments, referee criticism and abuse of power, according to newspaper De Telegraaf.
The Dutch men’s national football team is expected to square off against the United States on June 5 in a friendly match, SI.com reported. The game would take place just one week before a critical Oranje qualifier European Championship qualifier against Latvia.
Almost half of the football clubs in the premier league and almost all the clubs in the Jupiler League does not want a prohibition on playing on artificial turf in the premier league.
KNVB chairman Michael van Praag does not agree with the idea of German manager Reinhard Rauball that European football association of UEFA should sever ties with FIFA.
"This does me an awful lot of pain." said Leroy Fer on RTL Late Night last night in response to the racist comments on the selfie he posted on Twitter of him and eight other players in the Dutch national team.
The Public Prosecutor has decided to investigate whether the racists comments made on Leroy Fer's selfie is punishable and whether prosecution is possible.
This will be an exploratory investigation. The Public Prosecutor will collect all the facts and examine who posted which comments. A decision on possible prosecution has not yet been made.
Following exceedingly racist reactions to a selfie posted by footballer Leroy Fer, the Dutch national football association, KNVB, confirmed they contacted the public prosecutor to investigate the response for possible crimes. The football association waited until after Sunday’s European Championship qualifier against Latvia before making their decision, to prevent any unnecessary distractions amongst teammates.
Dutch football association, KNVB, is going to propose the use of a new type of in-game policing technology to FIFA and IFAB at the end of this year. The KNVB wants to see whether it is possible to assist the referee during the game with video images, the NRC reports.
It took them a couple of months, but detectives from Rotterdam have identified and arrested suspect hooligans for the disturbances in De Kuip football stadium during the Ajax/PEC-Zwolle championship match of April 2014.
Ex-international footballer Johan van 't Schip has urged Dutch football association KNVB to boycott the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia. Germany is currently taking the lead in trying to prevent Russia from hosting, with several politicians making it clear that they find this irresponsible.
Nigel de Jong will no longer be able to assist The Netherlands in their World Cup campaign due to a groin injury that will see him inactive on the bench for the next two to four weeks. On Twitter, De Jong says he is "devastated" at the news, but encourages his team to remain focused.
Michael van Praag, president of Dutch football association KNVB, has sent a letter to FIFA president Sepp Blatter, explaining why he believes that Blatter should not run for a second term.
The number of incidents of excessive verbal and physical violence in amateur football has gone down ten percent this season compared with the season 2012-2013. The KNVB announced on Tuesday that this season there were 370 offenses committed, against 414 last season.
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.
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.
President Michael van Praag of the Dutch national football association KNVB refuses to react to reports of corruption at the international football association FIFA.
The Dutch International team players can make a nice bonus at the upcoming World Cup, the Telegraaf reports. If the team wins the world title, a player can earn a €270,000 bonus.
Louis van Gaal is to be the new trainer for England football club Manchester United. He will have to juggle his new position with that of his other trainer position, with Oranje at the World Cup.
According to the court in The Hague, the tax hike on the rich that the Cabinet introduced is not against the law or international treaties.
Raising salaries and buying expensive players has landed football club FC Twente in deep financial problems. The club, from president Joop Munsterman, is thought to be barreling down to category 1 at the license commission for the KNVB.