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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Eredivisie voided due to the coronavirus

The Eredivisie season has been voided due to the coronavirus crisis, which means that Ajax and AZ Alkmaar have been denied a potential title.

 

Ajax and AZ Alkmaar were level on points at the top of the Netherlands table, but now neither of the clubs will be champions.

 

There will not be promotion nor relegation meaning that Cambuur, who were 11 points clear at the top of the second tier will not get a promotion to the first division.


 


It was reported that the clubs were given votes to decide how the campaign should be finished and 16 of them voted that the promotions and the relegation must be enabled.

 

However, a further nine sides voted against movement into different divisions, whole nine more abstained from the vote entirely thus putting it on the Dutch FA to decide.

 

The KNVB stated that the clubs will stay in their current leagues until football does resume in the country. That means ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk will not be relegated.

 

The governing body had initially said it would not support the option of increasing the first division to 20 teams in 2020/21.

 

The prime minister of Netherlands has banned all football events until September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Eredivisie is the first top flight league which has been officially canceled due to the crisis.

 

This situations makes us wonder what will happen to the Premier League, where Liverpool are 25 points clear at the top of the table.


 

UEFA are still determined to finish the current season and they are optimistic that the Champions League and the Europa League might be finished too by the end of August.

 

From the European football’s governing body said that canceling the season might happen ‘in special cases’.

 

All 55 European national FAs discussed the options on how the current campaign must be finished during a video conference call on Tuesday.


 


For now the only leagues which is optimistic that the matches can start in early May is the Bundesliga and Serie A.

 

The German and Italian leagues are determined that they could finish the season behind closed doors. In Germany, the situation seems to be under control as the government eased the lockdown in the country.

 

Meanwhile, in Belgium, Club Brugge were awarded the title after the Jupiler League was canceled.