The KNVB decided on Thursday against playing the football season at the a few highest amateur levels in normal form. The Second Section, Third Division and Major League will probably be accomplished in an adjusted form from the beginning connected with next year.
‘Playing out competition has ceased realistic’
The decision was taken soon after an inventory was made among all associations because consultation with interest groups CVTD and COH. Three scenarios were being discussed: enjoying the regular competition, playing half a competition and playing by 50 percent groups with limited after-competition.
The latter has been chosen, which means that contests – as soon as matches are allowed to end up being played again, probably from mid-January or shortly afterwards – usually are divided in two geographically.
The teams play a home and absent game against each other, followed by an autoresponder competition in an adapted form. Specifics about the schedule and the content of the particular post-competition will be announced no after than 1 January.
“We believe it is very annoying for all the clubs which have performed well earlier this season. Presented the busy schedule in these top contests, playing it out is hardly genuine anymore,” said Jan-Dirk suv der Zee, director of beginner football at the KNVB.
“Thanks into the inventory and the frequent consultation using advocates of the associations, we have been competent to make a widely supported decision. That change of direction requires overall flexibility from everyone, but in any scenario we have the prospect that as soon as sports can be played again, entire contests will be played. could be.”
It is definitely the second time in a short time that beginner clubs have been confronted with changes due to the particular corona crisis. Earlier, the associations that were still in the KNVB cup tournament were removed from this system.