Tuesday 07 April 2020

Dutch football association to press ahead with Eredivisie, aim for mid June

Dutch football association to press ahead with Eredivisie, aim for mid June

The Dutch football association says it still intends to press ahead with resuming the Eredivise competition in mid-June, despite resistance from a number of clubs, including three of the current top four in the league. The KNVB position is in line with that taken by Uefa, which has called on all leagues to finish the season by early August. The decision follows a video conference with representatives of clubs, supporters, sponsors and TV rights holder Fox Sports earlier on Tuesday.... More >

More clubs back league competition stop

More Dutch Eredivisie football clubs have come out in support of Ajax’ calls for this season’s competition to be abandoned. AZ of Alkmaar, currently level on Ajax with points, and fourth-placed PSV Eindhoven have both backed the suggestion, as have PEC Zwolle, ADO Den Haag and several other clubs. However, Rotterdam club Feyenoord, six points behind the two leaders, says it supports the the Dutch football association line. The KNVB says it hopes to complete the competition over the summer,... More >

Dutch football association meets on corona

The Dutch football association KNVB is meeting on Tuesday to decide how to cope with the government’s new ban on gatherings, which will run until June 1 at least. League competition has been halted since the first government restrictions were introduced but there are still eight or nine matches per Eredivisie club to play. The amateur competition has also been halted and the European championships delayed. ‘We really don’t know what the impact [of the new ban] will be’, a... More >

Dutch back call for clarity on Olympics

The Dutch Olympic committee NOC*NSF has welcomed the news that the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not the Tokyo games should be postponed within four weeks. The IOC said on Sunday that it would start detailed discussions to assess the worldwide health situation and its impact on the games, including the possibility that the games might be delayed. ‘The IOC is confident that it will have finalised these discussions within the next four weeks, and greatly appreciates the... More >

Zandvoort Grand Prix postponed as expected

What would have been the first Dutch Grand Prix since 1985 has been postponed, along with races in Spain and Monaco, the Formula 1 organisation said on Thursday. The Grand Prix should have been held in Zandvoort on the first weekend in May, with Spain following a week later and Monaco at the end of the month. ‘Formula 1, the FIA and the three promoters have taken these decisions in order to ensure the health and safety of the travelling... More >

Koeman to stay on as Oranje coach to 2021

National team coach Ronald Koeman has said Uefa’s decision to postpone the European championships for a year is ‘disappointing, but understandable’. The governing body made the decision, which was widely expected, on Tuesday as countries around Europe imposed travel restrictions and lockdown measures to contain the spread of coronavirus. The tournament will now take place between June 11 and July 11 2021 across 12 European cities, including Amsterdam. All other competitions and friendly fixtures have been suspended until further notice,... More >