Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:11AM ; Updated: Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:11AM

Dutch FA cancels all amateur football

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Nieuw Sloten
A linesman died after being beaten by players of SV Nieuw Sloten on Sunday.
Robin van Lonkhijsen/EPA

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch football association has canceled all amateur matches for the coming weekend as a mark of respect for a volunteer linesman who was fatally attacked after a youth match last Sunday.

The Royal Netherlands Football Association says that professional teams will hold a minute's silence before their weekend matches and players and officials will wear black armbands.

The cancellations follow the death Monday of linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, a day after he was attacked by players following a match involving youth teams from clubs Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten.

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