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It's season over in Netherlands as government bans professional sport until September
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It's season over in Netherlands as government bans professional sport until September

The ban by the Dutch government on all Professional sport until September means the Eredivisie season is over. 

The Dutch FA was hoping to finish the 2019/20 season in June behind closed doors, but they now say following the directive, they will call off the season. 

The three-month extension to September was announced on Tuesday as the world battles the deadly virus that has claimed the lives of more than 170,000 people. 

"It's better to be cautious now than to have regrets later," said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

"I would love to say we could go a lot further. But that is very scary and dangerous. We see a little improvement in the data, but just imagine that we would relax some measures, causing the virus to peak again.

"That's something we all absolutely don't want."

A statement from the KNVB later on Tuesday read; "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."

Ajax leads the table but only on goal difference from second-placed AZ Alkmaar. 

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