The Dutch football association KNVB said on Thursday fewer matches were abandoned last season because of violence on the pitch or other incidents.
In total, 939 matches were halted because of problems, compared with 1,304 in the 2014/15 period. Some 17,130 players were sent off, a drop of around 1,000 on the previous year.
Membership was also up in the 2015/16 season, largely due to an increase in female and older players. The KNVB now has 70,367 teams on its books, breaking the 70,000 barrier for the first time.
The KNVB also made a profit of €6.4m in the 2015/16 season, down slightly on 2015.
The KNVB’s professional wing booked net profit of €3.9m, down almost €1m on the previous season’s total. However, the amateur arm booked profit of €2.5m, up 20% on the previous year.
The Netherlands’ failure to qualify for last summer’s European championships did not have a significant impact on the KNVB’s finances and was not included in the organisation’s budget.
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