A conversation with the KNVB has not yet produced the desired result for FC Utrecht on Tuesday. The club does not give up the fight and hopes to still have a cup final through UEFA with the aim of enforcing a ticket for the Europa League.
FC Utrecht may not come out in Europe for the time being because the KNVB has canceled the cup final against Feyenoord, just like the leagues in the premier division and first division, due to the outbreak of the corona virus.
According to FC Utrecht, the KNVB has not sufficiently looked for opportunities to play the cup final. The club refers to the situation in France where the league has ended prematurely, but the cup final may still be played. The cup final may also be played on 1 or 2 August in Belgium.
KNVB director Eric Gudde suggested last week that the cup final may still be finished in the autumn. He was referring to a final battle where only honor is at stake and no ticket to the Europa League group stage.
FC Utrecht is not satisfied with that and now wants to be right at UEFA, which it says has had positive conversations. The club draws hope from statements by President Alexander Ceferin of the European Football Association, who thinks that some competitions have ended too soon.
FC Utrecht also grabbed the ranking of the broken-down premier league in addition to a European ticket. That was also bad for the club. Number five Willem II had only three points more, with a game played more and a worse goal difference.