Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Royal Netherlands football association (KNVB) has announced the cancellation of the 2019-2020 season due to an outbreak of coronavirus affecting the whole world.
A statement from the Football Association said there would be no champions in the professional leagues and no relegation and promotion. The professional teams that will participate in the European Cups next season are determined according to the current standings.
According to this decision and practice, current leader Ajax will fight in the UEFA Champions League play-off round, runner-up AZ Alkmaar in the preliminaries. Currently third-placed Feyenoord in the points event will travel directly to the UEFA Europa League, while fourth PSV and fifth Willem II will struggle in the qualifying rounds.
The federation said in a statement that these decisions were taken after their approval from UEFA.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte recently announced that major events, including sporting events, have been banned until September 1 because of the Coronavirus outbreak.