FC Twente have lost their lawsuit against the KNVB over their relegation from the Eredivisie.

  • By Michael Bell
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twe stadiumThe cases were heard two weeks ago, and the court in Utrecht announced on Friday that they have sided with the KNVB and back their decision to send Twente down to the Dutch second division.

Twente called for the lawsuit in order to force the KNVB to adhere to the agreements made together in 2015 when the club were originally threatened with having their license revoked. The KNVB said then that FC Twente would retain their license if they met a number of conditions, such as an arrangement with several former directors and a guarantee of the municipality.

However, the licence commission announced soon after that they had more incriminating evidence against the club, and that only two options were viable. A fine or having their licence revoked. They chose the second option but stated that Twente would gain another licence straight away in order to play in the Eerste Divisie.

After the courts decision, Twente can decide to appeal, and the final decision is expected to be announced next week.

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