The KNVB 'in principle' does not intend to postpone duels in the Eredivisie or Keuken Kampioen Division if players become infected with the corona virus. That only happens if a club is unable to make a selection.

The KNVB reported on Wednesday when the announcement of the schedule of professional football. The season starts on September 12 with FC Utrecht-AZ.

All clubs have agreed before the start of the season to make their stadium available to each other if necessary. If a certain city is locked down due to a large number of corona infections, a match can be moved to another city.

During the season, players, staff and referees will be continuously tested for the corona virus. The public admitted is required to adhere to the protocols. The KNVB hopes that full stadiums will be possible in the course of the season, but it also does not exclude that games without an audience should be played if the virus flares up again.

The season starts on September 12 and lasts until mid-May, although the exact dates and times after early February have not yet been determined. The KNVB will only announce the further schedule in December.

First round Eredivisie

  • 12-9 4.30 pm: FC Utrecht-AZ
  • 12-9 18.45: sc Heerenveen-Willem II
  • 12-9 20.00: PEC Zwolle-Feyenoord
  • 12-9 21.00: FC Twente-Fortuna Sittard
  • 13-9 12.15 hrs: FC Emmen-VVV-Venlo
  • 13-9 14.30: Heracles Almelo-ADO The Hague
  • 13-9 14.30: Sparta Rotterdam-Ajax
  • 13-9 16.45: FC Groningen-PSV
  • 13-9 16.45: RKC Waalwijk-Vitesse

Playoffs on only one match

The playoffs for promotion / relegation and European football will only be in one game, instead of the usual home and away game. Logically there is also no competition for the Johan Cruijff Scale, because the cup final between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht was not played and the KNVB did not appoint a champion.

At the request of broadcaster FOX Sports, a new playing time has been added to the program by 4.30 pm on Saturday afternoon. Each club plays one home game at that time. Plans to hold Eredivisie matches on Sunday evening and Monday evening are canceled.

See also: All exhibition games of Eredivisie clubs in preparation for the new season