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Netherlands bans football and Eredivisie could be terminated

Published:22/04/2020 - 11:31h

Updated:22/04/2020 - 11:31h

The coronavirus crisis is having consequences, and has hit the sports world hard. The Dutch Government has banned football until September and the Eredivisie could be terminated

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The world follows treating to manage the shakes of the crisis of the coronavirus, and the sport is not an exception. All the specialitys have seen affected by a stop that does not seem to have end, and in a confinement that for the moment launches more doubts that certainties, works to go back to go in in action with guarantees and without risks. This yes, some have desmarcado of this strategy taking drastic decisions.

The Government of Holland has prolonged the prohibition of sportive events until September and has left to the country without football. In a press conference, the prime minister Mark Rutte has confirmed that they will not celebrate acts that require special permissions between 1 June and on 1 September. "It is sour but can not risk us. We have to do this sacrifice and expect that the people do it", has valued.

Shortly after that this measure did official, the Federation (KNVB) has left to fall that the season could give by finished: "The board of professional football has the intention of not following playing the competition. Basing in the decision of the government, the KNVB will consult to the UEFA, and afterwards will take a decision. The clubs and the rest of parts involved will gather this Friday to argue the consequences".

The organism rector could put an end to the Eredivisie in spite of that it already had established the dates to restart it. The new calendar contemplated progressive trainings -of individual participation to collective- between the 15 and on 19 May, and after devoting some weeks to the 'pre-season', had planted the corresponding parties to the eight remaining days between 19 June and on 31 July.

After studying the subject with the UEFA, the KNVB will have to define a lot of questions, like the title, the promotions and descents and the European squares. Still it is for confirming, but several means aim that the Ajax could be proclaimed champion in spite of his scored tie with the AZ Alkmaar and that the notes for the international competitions would deliver in function of the current table and tambien of the finalists of glass.

The advantage for the clubs, that did not put of agreement, is that the rights of television have been credited completely. The main television operator of the country announced that it would credit the corresponding total to the remaining commitments contested or no, by what this relieves to which demanded the resumption to avoid the economic sinking. In the meeting could begin to design already the course 2020-21.

The UEFA insists in finish the season

In spite of the decisions of Belgium, that finished his league and proclaimed champion, and of Holland, the UEFA insists in finish the season recovering all the meetings that were posed initially. After the session of information with the 55 federations member that celebrated this Tuesday, the maximum authority of the European football has recommended "encarecidamente" complete leagues and glasses, although it also has warned that it will attend to the "special cases" as long as it show that there is not possibility to return with guarantees.

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