Judge orders continued detention of 3 youth soccer players suspected in linesman's death

A Dutch judge has ordered three young soccer players suspected of involvement in the fatal beating of a volunteer linesman to be detained for two weeks during the investigation.

The teenage youths were arraigned at a behind-closed-doors hearing on Thursday on suspicion of manslaughter, assault and public violence.

Linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen died on Monday, a day after he was punched and kicked in the head by players following a youth match in Almere outside Amsterdam involving clubs Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten.

Nieuwenhuizen's death after officiating a match his son played in triggered a wave of public grief and soul-searching.

The country's FA has cancelled all amateur matches this weekend.