Breaking: Ajax end season with no Eredivisie title as FA cancels league

Ajax have been denied the Eredivisie title after the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte banned football until September due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Amsterdam giants were leading rivals AZ Alkmaar on goal difference before the league was suspended.

The Netherlands football association have now announced that their top-flight has been scrapped, with no promotion or relegation this season.

That sees ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk remain in the Eredivisie, while the Dutch FA also confirmed that last year’s champions Ajax will not be awarded the title.

But the 2019 Champions League semi-finalists will go into the last round of qualification for Europe’s premier competition.

Second-place AZ will go into the second round of UCL qualification, while Feyenoord are sent into the group stage of the Europa League.

PSV have been confirmed to be among the names in the third round of Europa League qualification, while Willem II will compete in the stage before them.

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