Ajax have been denied the opportunity to win the Eredivisie title after the Dutch 2019-20 season was ended early due to coronavirus, despite the league’s announcement that present standings will be recognized as final.
The decision was finalized after UEFA asked the Dutch federation to maintain the current standings to decide which teams are awarded spots in European competition.
Ajax goes straight to the last round of Champions League qualification even if they are level on points with AZ Alkmaar, who will enter in the second round of qualifiers.
Feyenoord will head to the Europa League group stage as they sat third, while PSV and Willem II will enter the Europa League in the third and second round of qualifiers respectively.
The decision was finalized by the KNVB on Friday after a club vote when the federation revealed that it was not going to increase the league to 20 teams from the current 18.