The Netherlands extend the closure of their football until June 1

first_imgIn the Netherlands, a football competition will not be played again until at least June 1. In other words, the Eredisie is postponed. In addition, the international match between the Netherlands and Greece, scheduled for May 28 in Enschede, will also be canceled.And it is that the government of the Netherlands has announced new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, including all events of people gathering. This implies that it remains in the air if the season in the Netherlands can be completed with the new established date (It will be reviewed again on April 6 depending on the situation). The Dutch soccer federation (KNVB) has announced that it will take a three-week training period before the league can resume. The union wants to end the season before July 1, but that seems almost impossible’De Telegraaf’ already anticipated the scenario in which the season may not be completed. According to this newspaper, The Eredivisie would be made up of 20 teams next season, which means that ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk, in the current 17th and 18th positions in the league, would not descend, while the top two finishers in the Dutch second division, SC Cambuur and De Graafschap, would ascend. The current points of each team will be applied to the distribution for the different European places.last_img read more