The Dutch league officials have decided to cancel the league effective immediately. Also, there will be no league winner for the season 2019/ 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic that forced football to be stopped.
The league’s FA met on Friday and made a bold but expected decision that left many people shocked with their decision.
The season is over with no winner declared and the Dutch League will become the first major European League to cancel the season and declare no winner.
The KNVB statement said: “No professional football can be played, even without an audience, until September 1. As a result, the board of professional football intends not to continue playing the 2019-20 league.
“Based on the government’s decision today, the KNVB will consult with Uefa after which a decision will be confirmed. On Friday, the clubs and other parties involved will meet to discuss the consequences.”
According to the country’s FA, KNVB said in a statement: “That the events requiring a permit remain prohibited until 1 September now offers clarity. Football under the auspices of the KNVB will not be played as long as the government does not consider it safe.”
The FA added that It decided not to canceled the season earlier to avoid potential financial losses to its clubs. “As in other parts of our economy, efforts were being made to protect the industry as much as possible against the financial consequences of the current crisis,” KNVB added.
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