Definitely no professional football until 1 September NOW

The Eredivisie season is almost certainly not finished due to the coronavirus outbreak. Because the cabinet has banned all events and therefore also Eredivisie matches until 1 September, the season seems to be over.

The ban on events, including Eredivisie matches, was in effect until June 1 and is extended by three months. The season in the Kitchen Champion Division is also over, after the amateur season was discontinued a few weeks ago. The KNVB cup final between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht cannot be played either.

In theory, the current Eredivisie season may end after September 1, but this is very unlikely.

“There will be no professional football until September 1,” said Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday at the press conference on corona measures. That is sour, but with all the consequences that this crisis has on public health, we will have to make this sacrifice. I expect people to understand that. “

Playing matches without a public is also not an option before 1 September, because – unlike in Germany, for example – those duels also count as events.

Uncertainty about final score

The KNVB has not yet announced what the conclusions will be if the season is not finished. The champion of the Netherlands is entitled to a Champions League ticket, but the question is whether another champion will be appointed or whether this will be determined in another way.

Ajax is currently in the lead in the Eredivisie, thanks to a better goal difference than number two AZ.

It is also not clear whether clubs will be relegated or promoted to the Eredivisie. UEFA is likely to come on Thursday with guidelines for designating European football spots if a league is not completed.

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