The KNVB has made five changes on Friday in the second and third round of the Eredivisie. The shifts mainly concern Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.

The changes are a follow-up to PSV's elimination in the second heat of the Champions League, which means that coach Mark van Bommel's team will play in the third heat of the Europa League.

In the second Eredivisie round, PSV-ADO Den Haag will be moved from Saturday 10 August to Sunday 11 August (kick-off: 8 p.m.). In the same weekend Ajax-FC Emmen does not start at 6:30 pm, but 7:45 pm.

A round later, Heracles Almelo-PSV moves from Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 August. The time is not yet known. At VVV-Venlo-Ajax (August 17 not at 6:30 pm, but 7:45 pm) and Feyenoord-FC Utrecht (August 18 not at 2:30 pm, but 4:45 pm) the starting times will change.

PSV faces the Norwegian FC Haugesund in the third heat of the Europa League. The first match is in Norway next Thursday and the return is exactly one week later at the Philips Stadium.


These rules change this year in the Eredivisie

Last season much dissatisfaction with changes

The KNVB moved a large number of matches at the end of last season due to the successful Champions League season of Ajax, which then often led to dissatisfaction with the clubs involved.

Better agreements have been made for the new season. New rules stipulate, among other things, that there will be more flexibility in adjusting match days and starting times, which the KNVB is already using now.

The new Eredivisie season starts on Friday evening with PEC Zwolle-Willem II. The match in Zwolle starts at 8 p.m.

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