Dutch League declared null & void


The 2019/2020 Dutch Eredivisie will not be completed.

Thus, it has been rendered null and void, owing to the outbreak of the deadly disease, Coronavirus.

This was confirmed by the Dutch FA (KNVB) following a meeting with clubs and unions representing coaches and players on Friday.

“In these times, under these circumstances it is not appropriate to speak of a championship, therefore we only confirm the placing of the clubs as per the last standings,” the KNVB said in a statement.

Ajax and AZ Alkmaar, who were level on 56 points at the top of the standings with nine rounds of matches still to play, will go into next season’s Champions League.

There will be no relegation and promotion.

The Dutch government extended a ban on public events to September 1 in an effort to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus, which has caused more than 4,000 deaths in the Netherlands.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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