Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that football activities in the country were banned until September 1, meaning that this season would not be over.
On Friday, the leaders of the Football Association of the Netherlands will meet with UEFA, with the local media writing about four possible scenarios. The first is to try to persuade the authorities to play matches without spectators, the second is to cancel the season, the third is to declare Ajax the champion, and there is a possible precedent for the title to be given to both Ajax and AZ.
The Netherlands did not have a single champion trip in 1945 because of World War II. Then the championship was not even started. Earlier, the Belgians decided to end the season and declare Club Brugge the champion, however, they changed the decision after talking with UEFA and will wait for the decision to finish or continue the championship.
The Dutch, like most European countries, suspended the championship on 15 March. The original ban on sports due to the coronavirus pandemic lasted until June 1, but was extended yesterday.
At the time of the interruption of the championships, Ajax and AZ were tied at the top of the charts, but the Amsterdam giant has a better goal-difference. Interestingly, AZ has celebrated in both this season’s clashes, but in the Netherlands, the goal-first difference is when the clubs have the same number of points.