The Eredivisie Cancels the Rest of the Season Matches Because of Coronavirus

Coronavirus gives a significant impact on a variety of industries, including European football. Eredivisie, the major European league cancels this season’s matches. The federation decides to cancel the league due to the Coronavirus crisis. Because of this decision, there will be no champion this year. It is the first time in the Eredivisie league history since the league began in 1944-45. This decision is also because the Dutch government banned all sports events until 1st September 2020. All parties involved in the league, including the Dutch FA and clubs, agree with the decision. Some sports competitions in Europe also follow this new regulation. Due to the new regulation, there is also no promotion and relegation. 

The representation of the Eredivisie states that it is not the right time to talk about the championship, promotion, and relegation. Moreover, it is also too early to talk about the championship because there are still a lot of matches left in the league. Based on the last match in the competition, Ajax Amsterdam passes the final play-off round in the league and becomes the leader. AZ Alkmaar is in the second position whereas Feyenoord is in the third position. PSV Eindhoven is in the fourth position while Willen II is in the fifth position. All of those top 5 clubs will enter the European League qualification. Ajax and AZ still have nine games left to play. Until the league was canceled, Ajax led the position because of the goal difference. There is also a tight competition between Willem II and Utrecht. Utrecht is only three points behind Willem II. agen sbobet online

The controversy arises in this condition, in which some clubs disagree about the suspension of promotion. Nevertheless, KVNB is the one that has the authority to announce the final decision. One of the clubs that disagree with the decision is Camburr. Henk de Jong, the head coach of Cambuur explains that it is an unworthy decision in Dutch sports. Because of the new rule caused by Coronavirus, Cambuur ended up in the third position in the second tier. The worst part is that Cambuur doesn’t pass promotion. The league also informs the clubs to await a green light from the ministry of health. The clubs also have to send their players for a Coronavirus test before returning to training. The league decides to start the training season in the second week of May, but they suspend the preliminary round test. 

Irene Lozano, the head of the Supreme Sports Council or the CSD comments due to this regulation. Irene Lozano said that the CSD will support the football league during Coronavirus. He added that sport has an important role in social and economic. The CSD gives the final decision in the hand of the ministry of health. The most important thing is that all the parties follow the protocol to fight against Coronavirus. It is only a temporary delay and will be back to normal after the pandemic is over. All parties work well and maximally to handle the situation, so Coronavirus will be gone as soon as possible.