FC Utrecht takes on UEFA to force cup final | Right away

FC Utrecht hopes to force UEFA to this year’s TOTO KNVB Cup final. At the end of April, the KNVB also decided to draw a line through the last fight in De Kuip at the end of the Eredivisie season.

Lawyers for FC Utrecht will send a file to UEFA this week, a spokesman for the club confirmed NU.nl following reports of a report of Football International. The European Football Association is said to have promised to investigate the matter seriously.

A few weeks ago, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced that paid football would not be allowed in the Netherlands until 1 September. The KNVB then decided to end the Eredivisie and not to look for a new date for the cup final, which was to be on Sunday, 19 April, between FC Utrecht and Feyenoord.

For FC Utrecht, this is a big blow, because with a victory over Feyenoord the Domstedelinger had won a ticket to the Europa League. The league did not qualify for European football because the club was not eligible for them as number six in the Eredivisie.

FC Utrecht remained silent for weeks

What made it particularly painful for FC Utrecht: the number five Willem II had only three points and played one more game. The Tilburger’s goal tally was also less good. Fifth place entitles you to a Europa League ticket.

At the end of April, FC Utrecht announced that lawyers would be hired through owner Frans van Seumeren to challenge the KNVB decision. For weeks it was silent in the Domstad, but the club tries it first through UEFA. FC Utrecht can then go to court or the CAS sports court.

While the competitions in France and the Netherlands have been cancelled for good, many countries are reviving the season. The Bundesliga continues on Saturday and in Spain and England they hope to resume the competition in June.

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