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April 25, 2020

Eredivisie Cancels Season Without Any Champion, Relegation & Promotion

The Eredivisie – the top tier of football in the Netherlands – has been abandoned for the season with no title winner and no teams relegated. The Dutch Eredivisie has become the first major European football league to cancel its season in response to the coronavirus crisis. For the first time since 1944-45, the Dutch top flight will not have a champion and there will be no relegation or promotion either from the 18-team division.

The move comes after the national government banned major events until 1 September because of coronavirus.

Ajax led the table from AZ Alkmaar on goal difference with nine games left but will not be named champions. Both Ajax and AZ Alkmaar will go into the Champions League qualifying stages, pending ratification by Uefa.

No sides will be relegated or promoted, meaning Cambuur – who topped the second tier and held an 11-point gap over the play-off positions – will not go up.

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