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Blatter shocked at linesman's death

December 4, 2012
By ESPN staff
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed his shock after Dutch linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen was attacked and killed during a match on Sunday.

The 41-year-old was officiating as part of his affiliation to Dutch youth club Buitenboys before he was set upon by players from Nieuw-Sloten.

All amateur fixtures have been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect to Nieuwenhuizen as Dutch prosecutors confirmed three youths, two aged 15 and one 16, will be charged with manslaughter, ...

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