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UEFA sends strong warning to Dutch FA over league cancellation

UEFA has warned Dutch FA over reports that they are considering calling off their league following pressure from top sides Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven. 

The Eredivisie clubs and players are set to discuss the issue on Monday, with the warning from Uefa hanging over their heads.

The European football governing has already warned Belgium whose clubs called a halt to the Jupiler Pro League. They risk heavy penalties from UEFA.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who wants all leagues completed before the Champions and Europa Leagues are settled, said: “This is not the time. If it is not possible to return to play, the Executive Committee may not take into consideration the champions and qualified teams of the countries that make these decisions.”

Before the suspension of the Eredivisie, Ajax were perched on top of the log but only on goal difference from AZ, with nine matches to go.

In Belgium, Club Brugge were 15 points clear of the next club Gent and had already qualified for the Champions League.

On Friday, the English Premier League stated that the suspension is likely to continue into summer. 

“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

“The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

“The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.

“With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.

“However, any return to play will only be with the full support of the Government and when medical guidance allows.”

 

 

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