KNVB holds hope play in competitions Eredivisie and KKD after June 1

Although there is no professional football can be played in the Netherlands until at least June 1, the KNVB keep hoping the competitions in the Premier League and the First Division this season can still be played.

Although there is no professional football can be played in the Netherlands until at least June 1, the KNVB keep hoping the competitions in the Premier League and the First Division this season can still be played.

The KNVB realizes as the Eredivisie CV and Cooperative First Division, however, that it would be a difficult story. The final breakdown of the paid football is also a possibility, says the union Monday in a press statement.

“Nevertheless, we also seek a way for our competitions to find, which fits within the parameters that determine the government and the RIVM for our country and which also matches what UEFA will recommend tomorrow.”

The KNVB will not just put a line through the season, because there are big interests at stake. “Any decision has far-reaching, including financial implications for all professional football clubs and their employees.”

With those considerations, the most important consideration is whether players, coaches and referees will stay safe work practice. “We will anyway only football as according to the RIVM is safe. Health comes first, always and especially now.”

KNVB discusses situation with UEFA

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday at a news conference that the corona current measures are extended until April 28th. In addition, it became clear that professional football falls under the previously announced event control and thus stationary until at least June 1st.

The KNVB will discuss the situation Wednesday in a scheduled conference call with UEFA and all affiliated football associations. The other camps leagues in Europe with almost the same problems.

“The outcomes of this meeting are important to us, because we like Dutch football as much as possible to pull clear of the other leagues in Europe, although that will be a challenge in terms of regulation.”

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