The KNVB has moved the match between AZ and NEC from Sunday 21 August 2.30 pm to Thursday 1 September 9 pm. The union meets the Alkmaar club in this way because of the playoff duels in the UEFA Conference League.
AZ will play Gil Vincente from Portugal on Thursday 18 August and Thursday 25 August. Instead of an interim duel with NEC, Pascal Jansen‘s team is free so that the players have extra rest. The game against NEC will now be played on Thursday 1 September.
“Matches can only be rescheduled if the play program in the Eredivisie allows this and the local authorities of the home club can cooperate on a new date,” says the KNVB.
AZ reached the Conference League playoffs by settling Scotland’s Dundee United in two games. The first game was lost 1-0, the return won 7-0.