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.
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.
Italian police arrested another group of allegedly rioting Feyenoord fans in Rome on Thursday afternoon.
Football player Jody Lukoki has to appear before the court in Amsterdam next week. He is suspected of trying to buy a stolen watch.
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.
The Dutch national women’s football squad knocked off Italy in a closely-contested one game playoff match to take the final European spot in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Oranje beat Azzurri 1-2 in Verona, with goals by 18-year-old Vivianne Miedema in the 8th and 42nd minutes.
Uefa launched an investigation Friday into crowd disturbances moments before the beginning of Thursday’s match between Feyenoord and Standard Liège, newswire ANP reports. Supporters of the Belgian side broke through fencing meant to secure the visitor’s section in Rotterdam’s De Kuip stadium, and tried to fight with the home team’s supporters.
Stadium security and mobile police units were brought in, and managed to calm the situation.
Police arrested 29 Standard Liège supporters, of which three were reportedly still in custody Friday afternoon.
On the 12th of November, Amsterdam will be the background to a re-match between Mexico and The Netherlands after their second round World Cup face-off left Mexico going home. The match is part of Mexico's autumn tour, the Mexican football federation announced Wednesday.
With two quick goals, excellent defending from Ron Vlaar, and a third goal to seal the deal, the Netherlands took a third place finish in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, beating host country Brazil 3-0. The Brazilians took fourth place in the tournament, having lost two matches in a row.
The Netherlands' World Cup championship dreams have been shelved for another four years after Argentina beat the Dutch squad in penalties. Argentina put four penalties past goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, while Argentine keeper Sergio Romero blocked two of the Netherlands four shots.
Facing imminent elimination with only minutes left in the World Cup match against Mexico, the Netherlands found a way to put the ball in the back of the net twice to win 2-0. The thrilling game saw Oranje knock Mexico out of the tournament, and move on to face the winner of the Greece-Costa Rica match later Sunday evening.
Brazil opened the battle for their sixth World Cup title with a tough 3-1 victory against Croatia.
The Dutch national team trained intensively over the weekend following their arrival in Brazil. The training camp experienced a few set backs though, as both Wesley Sneijder and later Arjen Robben had trouble moving after brief injuries on field.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has announced that restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to stay open for an hour later than usual to show Dutch matches in the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. They will also be permitted to put up additional TVs and big screens for the tournament. Cafés with a licensed terrace or patio may place TVs outside, but outside beer taps are still not permitted, according to Dutch newspaper het Parool.
Clarence Seedorf, the former “Oranje” player recently named new coach of AC Milan, made a winning start as coach of the club.
Vitesse has decided to turn to the FIFA to officially report that Dan Mori is not allowed into the United Arab Emirates, announced spokeswoman Esther Bal Monday to the NOS.
The Netherlands open the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a rematch against Spain, the defending world champions. Oranje will see stiff competition in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil
During the Ajax match Sunday afternoon, ADO supporters sang hurtful songs sung about the fallen Ajax fan, reported AT5.
The practice match between Oranje and Colombia, Tuesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, bore more resemblance to a battle than a soccer game
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for friendlies against Japan and Colombia due to injuries.
The riot police (ME) and Amsterdam police carried out charges on Ajax and Celtic soccer supporters Wednesday. The disturbances took place at the Dam. Earlier in the day the fans seemed peaceful in the city and the atmosphere was good. A total of 15 supporters was arrested during the incident.
After the successful match against Turkey, the Dutch team won 2 - 0, the team has been unbeaten during the qualification matches for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Louis van Gaal could not play with Nigel de Jong, because of suspension, and Kevin Strootman and Michel Vorm, both light injuries. Nevertheless, he pulled out some other guys and showed the Turks how to play football.
The stadium was very noisy and packed with enthusiastic Turkish fans. After eight minutes the noise became less because Arjen Robben scored from a free kick.
National team coach Louis van Gaal has called for Wesley Sneijder for the upcoming matches of the Dutch national team in the World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Andorra . The midfielder is replacing Georginio Wijnaldum in the selection, who can’t lay because of an ankle injury.
On a beautiful summer evening in Faro, southern Portugal, the Dutch team seemed to finally break with a nasty habit on Wednesday. Team Orange was in Faro on its way to its second win in 12 meetings with Portugal, until Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equalizer in the 87th minute.
Despite the disappointment of that late hit, team Orange can be reasonably satisfied a year for the World Cup. The young team played disciplined and mature, even when it was challenged by the Portuguese. So it was a real contest in the south of Portugal