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Twente set to be relegated for misleading officials about finances

FC Twente are set to be relegated to the Dutch second division.

The Dutch football association's licensing commission plans to relegate FC Twente to the second tier to punish the 2010 Eredivisie champions for "repeatedly and deliberately misleading" football authorities and other clubs about their finances.

A Dutch professional players' council has two weeks to consider the proposal and issue a non-binding opinion before the decision is finalized.

Twente, who finished 13th in the Eredivisie last season, can appeal.

Club interim director Onno Jacobs said the...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FIFA sanctions clubs for breaching third-party influence rules

ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti explains the intricacies of FIFA's investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.

FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has imposed sanctions on a number of clubs for breaches relating to third-party influence or ownership of players' economic rights (TPO), it has been announced.

Brazil's Santos Futebol Clube, Spanish side Sevilla FC, Belgium's Club K St Truidense VV, and Netherlands' Club FC Twente, were fined 75,000 CHF, 55,000 CHF, 60,000CHF and 185,000 CHF, respectively.

Amendments to FIFA's TPO regulations came into force in May 2015.

The clubs were found liable to have entered into contracts enabling third parties to influence the clubs' independence...

'Next few days are critical' for FC Twente after withdrawing financial submission

Crisis club FC Twente have been forced to withdraw their submission for the 2014-15 financial year after new details of the deal to sell Dusan Tadic to Southampton came to light, meaning they could be a step closer to losing their professional licence.

Director Onno Jacobs, who was appointed by the crisis-hit Erdivisie club in January after Twente were fined €42,250 and banned for misleading the Dutch federation's licensing commission over an investment deal, believes the next few days are crucial...

Hakim Ziyech could be a world-class playmaker available at a bargain price

Imagine that your club is looking to sign a creative midfielder in January. How would you react if someone told you that a young star, who is directly responsible for 83 percent of his team's goals this season, is available on the market at a very reasonable price? Doesn't that sound like science fiction?

This is a figure that neither Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez nor Riyad Mahrez and Odion Ighalo could even dream of. And yet it is true: Hakim Ziyech, 22, has scored 10 times and provided five assists...

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Dutch KNVB bans FC Twente from Europe for three years

Renato Tapia's FC Twente have been banned from European competition for the next three seasons.

The Dutch football association has banned FC Twente from European competition for three years as punishment for "deliberately misleading" the body about a deal to sell player transfer fee rights to an outside investor.

The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) announced the punishment on Tuesday, adding that Twente's professional license will be revoked if they fail to fully cooperate with an independent investigation into the club's structure.

The federation says the punishment follows...