The traditional New Year’s match between former internationals of the Dutch national team and the Royal HFC will be canceled in 2021 due to the outbreak of the corona virus, both parties have decided
According to the KNVB, due to the corona measures, it is not responsible to organize the match in January 2021. The match for women, which has been played since 2019, is also canceled.
“At this opening of the calendar football year, fun, on and around the field, and seeing players who once wore the Orange shirt are paramount. Due to the current corona measures, there is currently too much uncertainty about the organization for the game and where it will be organized. contest for state to start. “
The annual match between the former internationals and Koninklijke HFC was played for the first time on January 1, 1923. The last time the game was canceled was in 1992, when there was a players strike. The game was also canceled during the war years.
The game, which was scheduled for January 2 in 2021, will not be made up at a later date for the time being. The New Year’s game for 2022 is scheduled for January 8. The most recent edition was won 1-0 by the former internationals last January.