Ajax denied title as Dutch Eredivisie season declared void
The Dutch league is the first of the major European leagues to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There will also be no promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie or relegation from the top flight, following an agreement reached over a video conference call between the Dutch FA (KNVB) and clubs.
The Eredivisie have put forward Ajax to go directly to the play-offs of the Champions League, with AZ playing in the second heat of the Champions League. Third-placed Feyenoord go straight into the group stage of the Europa League with PSV and Willem II qualifying for the second qualifying round for the Europa League.
The settlement of places for European competition next season is subject to confirmation from UEFA.
The Dutch F.A said “it is not intending to continue the 2019-20 season after a government ban on events was extended until September 1”.
The KNVB had initially planned to resume the suspended football season for the top two divisions on June 19, behind closed doors.
But a three-month extension to the government ban was announced on Tuesday – meaning the season looked all but over, pending consultation with UEFA.