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Feyenoord football fans riot in Rome (Screenshot YouTube/Polizia di Stato)
Feb 24 '15 14:40

The Public Prosecutor and the KNVB are advocating for digital tracking of football hooligans. The digital reporting obligation for hooligans will be discussed in the Eerste Kamer (Senate) today during the treatment of a new version of the Dutch football law, the Volkskrant reports.

Feyenoord football fans riot in Rome (Screenshot YouTube/Polizia di Stato)
Feb 23 '15 17:49

Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) is not going to give the green light to a friendly football match between the Dutch national team and Italy in effort to pay for the damages Rotterdam Feyenoord fans are alleged to have caused during a riot in Rome on February 18th, Telegraaf reported today. The Mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino, suggested a friendly match between the two teams, it was reported earlier Monday.

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Feb 11 '15 17:41

The Dutch Doping Authority (De Dopingautoriteit) received information of possible usage and distribution of methylhexamine within the amateur football club SV Spakenburg in July 2014. Acting on this information, De Dopingautoriteit launched an investigation in which over twenty people either directly or indirectly involved in the allegations were interviewed, and other written material was collected.

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Feb 5 '15 11:18

Jetro Willems' red card during NAC Breda-PSV has made the call for a video referee in football a reality. The KNVB is reportedly eager to be allowed a trial run.

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Feb 4 '15 13:17

The VVD suggested an informer-arrangement in match fixing cases in the Second Chamber, VVD Parliamentarian Michiel van Veen from Cuijk told Omroep Brabant on Tuesday.

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Jan 27 '15 11:26

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.

Jan 22 '15 14:00

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.

Jan 12 '15 15:18

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.

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Jan 7 '15 13:21

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.

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Dec 8 '14 18:10

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.

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Dec 2 '14 09:53

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.

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Nov 18 '14 12:52

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.

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Nov 18 '14 09:10

"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.

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Nov 18 '14 08:00

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.

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Nov 17 '14 17:45

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.

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Aug 4 '14 14:32

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.

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Jul 28 '14 15:40

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.

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Jul 23 '14 15:38

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.

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Jul 2 '14 08:19

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.

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Jun 24 '14 13:28

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.

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Jun 11 '14 09:19

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.

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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.

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Jun 2 '14 14:20

President Michael van Praag of the Dutch national football association KNVB refuses to react to reports of corruption at the international football association FIFA.

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