Amateur side makes Dutch Cup semi-finals, first time in 40 years

Photo: KNVBA football club from the seaside resort of Noordwijkerhout has become the first amateur side to reach the semi-finals of the KNVB cup since 1975.

VVSB beat Jupiler division team FC Den Bosch 3-2 after fighting back from 2-0 down. The winning goal was scored by 21-year old Maikey Parmi just three minutes from time.

‘This is amazing, unbelievable,’ Parmi told Fox Sports after the game. ‘I’ll never forget this.’

Rotterdam side Feyenoord and AZ of Alkmaar have already qualified for the semi-finals after beating Roda JC and HHC Hardenberg, both by 1-0.

The third quarter-final, beween PSV and Utrecht, takes place on Thursday evening, after which the draw will take place. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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