KNVB moved 33rd matchday Premier league final to Wednesday 15 may

The KNVB has Friday the penultimate matchday of the Premier league final with 2.5 e week shifted. The bond made on Thursday is already known that it intends for this measure to take effect.

The 33rd matchday is moved to Ajax in extra rest around the duels with Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Initially, would the nine Eredivisie duels on Sunday, april 28 and be finished. Ajax playing on Tuesday 30 april the away game against the ‘Spurs’.

“All home clubs now have the necessary approval of the relevant local authorities on Wednesday, may 15 to play”, says the KNVB in a statement. “Next week will be the possible scenarios for the play-offs for promotion/relegation and for a European ticket in the map.”

The numbers sixteen and seventeen of the Premier league would initially be on Thursday, may 16, to the play-offs for promotion/relegation started. The first matches of the play-offs for European football were on 15 may on the program.

Last round (15 may, 19.30 hrs)

  • ADO Den Haag-Willem II
  • De Graafschap-Ajax
  • Excelsior-AZ
  • FC Emmen and FC Groningen
  • FC Utrecht-sc Heerenveen
  • Fortuna Sittard-Feyenoord
  • NAC Breda-PEC Zwolle
  • PSV-Heracles Almelo
  • VVV-Venlo-Vitesse

KNVB speaks of ‘intractable knot’

By the unexpected European success of Ajax got the KNVB in his own words, to create an “impenetrable knot”. Many clubs responded Thursday all outraged when it became clear that the KNVB is the complete round with 2.5 e week wanted to postpone.

“We understand very well that this journey for supporters could lead to problems”, says director of football Eric Gudde on the website of the KNVB. “We also try to prevent it.”

“A solution was needed, but unfortunately we could not choose an option that no pain was going to do. That does certainly not mean that this particular nuisance.”

KNVB-director Eric Gudde. (Photo: Pro Shots)

KNVB would like to thank all parties involved

The round of Sunday, may 12, remains and is now the penultimate match day. It is possible that the long battle between Ajax and PSV have now decided on may 15, when Ajax plays against De Graafschap and PSV in Eindhoven to win against Heracles Almelo.

“The KNVB wants all the clubs, municipalities and police forces to thank for their quick action”, says Gudde. “Without their decisiveness, it would not be possible to so quickly come up with a solution.”

“Now that all of the players involved and the fans because of this clarity and the sporting principles are guaranteed, we hope for an exciting slot to a beautiful and particularly unique football season.”

See also:
Remaining program clubs Eredivisie

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