Dutch school football team caught cheating

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A Dutch primary school football team who won the championship in June cheated by having secondary school students play for the team.

19 September 2008

THE NETHERLANDS – A champion Dutch primary school football team has been caught cheating the first time in over 100 years.

In the final of the girls' tournament, The Willibrordus Catholic primary school in the town of Bovenkarspel fielded players who were already in secondary school.

The Royal Dutch Football Union discovered the deception after an extensive investigation. Willibrordus was ordered to return the trophy after the summer holidays.

In June, Willibrordus won 3-0 in the final against primary school Apollo from Hoogeveen. Apollo will now be awarded the championship.

The Royal Dutch Football Union has recently introduced stricter rules for primary school football matches.    

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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