Buidling Dreams Together


Ajax’s Abandoned Match Against Feyenoord To Be Played Wednesday

Ajax’s match against rivals Feyenoord will be played behind closed doors on Wednesday, however there is much anger in the decision by the Dutch FA (KNVB).

The De Klassieker fixture was abandoned after home fans threw flares and fireworks onto the pitch as Feyenoord led 3-0 but will now be played at 2pm local time during the midweek games.

The decision means that FC Volendam’s match against Ajax will be postponed, possibly causing fixture congestion in the future according to an Ajax club statement.

Ajax’s statement read: “The competition and cup programme is now being adjusted by the KNVB for four clubs due to the completion of an abandoned match. Not only the clubs, but also the supporters are victims of this.”

The KNVB defended their actions saying: “The basic principle is that the competition must be as fair as possible and that a match should therefore preferably be decided on the field. The match must then be resumed as quickly as possible.”

Credit: Getty Images

Both FC Volendam and Ajax are considering legal action as they believe the abandoned match should be replayed once there is space in the calendar, which would be November.

FC Volendam are angered that they can not play Ajax at this current time when they are struggling, and feel that a postponed match will be unfair given to the new schedule.

Wednesday’s second attempt will play from the 55th minute and will include injury time and Feyenoord will retain their 3-0 lead.

Ajax manager Maurice Stejin has called it a “jet black day” and Feyenoord are disappointed to have to replay the game due to their good performance, but will welcome the news to continue with the score as it is.

It has been a dreadful season for the Amsterdam club, they currently sit in the bottom five of the Eredivisie with just five points and are in turmoil both on and off the pitch.

It comes as Ajax have sacked their director of football Sven Mislintat after a general lack of support for the former Arsenal transfer chief, as well as potentially facing an investigation over the transfer of Borna Sosa from VfB Stuttgart.

For more football stories from our many brilliant writers – follow DubSports on X and Instagram. Check out this article about whether the best picks in the FPL are cursed.

You can also follow me on X and DM me your story ideas!