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The Dutch football association (KNVB) on Monday set up a relief fund to help amateur and professional clubs in the Netherlands recover from the coronavirus pandemic’s negative impact.

“The donations of the Orange [Netherlands national team] players and ING focus on amateur football, the KNVB offers support to both professional football clubs and amateur associations. It concerns a combination of donations, measures and grants representing a total of 11 million euros ($11.8 million),” the KNVB said on its website.

It said that just like other other divisions in Europe, Dutch leagues were also put on hold over COVID-19 fears,

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