THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch football association is opening an investigation and calling for a criminal probe into detailed allegations published on Saturday of the alleged fixing of two matches in the top-tier Eredivisie.
Respected daily De Volkskrant reported that two matches involving Tilburg team Willem II -- against Ajax and Feyenoord -- were fixed during the 2009-2010 season by players allegedly paid by a Singaporean syndicate.
De Volkskrant identified former Willem II and Sierra Leone...
Feyenoord eased to victory in Belgium to qualify for the Europa League knock-out stages as the winners of Group G.
Standard had no chances of making through and were no match for Fred Rutten's side, who completed a dominant display with a comfortable 3-0 win.
A Jens Toornstra free-kick had the visitors ahead at half-time, with goals from Jean-Paul Boetius and Manu wrapping up the three points.
Colin Kazim-Richards passed up a good early chance for Feyenoord, but it was the Turkey winger who won a 15th-minute...
Feyenoord secured their passage to the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday with a 2-0 win over holders Sevilla in Rotterdam.
On a riotous night in the Netherlands, the home side cashed in with goals from Jens Toornstra and Karim El Ahmadi putting them through as a result of Rijeka beating Standard Liege.
The atmosphere at De Kuip was electric in the second half and Sevilla appeared to freeze in the face of some intense enthusiasm from the terraces.
The fans had to generate the excitement themselves...