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Feyenoord and AZ grope in the dark

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Feyenoord and AZ sitting with the hands in the hair where it comes to the run-up to the new season and the time of infusion in the Europa League.

AZ’ers, Ron Vlaar (l.) and Jonas Svensson watch how Feyenoorder Nicolai Jørgensen plant.

Both bekerfinalisten know that they are already assured of the qualifiers for the European clubtoernooi. It depends on the winner of the current Europa League, where the winner of the KNVB-cup for keeps. Immediately in the group stage, which only in september, or in the preliminaries, which in August takes place. The difference is great, because it will determine whether the winner will be a month earlier or later, the preparation for the new season to start.

Next month

Feyenoord and AZ, the KNVB made aware that there is a serious chance that the cup winner against all odds directly to the group stage of the Europa League is allowed to flow through. But know that the winner is not next Sunday, but next month after the end of the final of the Europa League.

Until that time Feyenoord and AZ are actually no program to adopt for the preparation of the new season. They can all requests for friendly matches or foreign trips also, don’t assume and technical staff have different scenarios ready for the build-up to the new season. From the winter flows of the requests already in for training duels in the province and abroad. Receive the clubs a lot of money.

Arsenal

The crux of the issue lies in the performance of Arsenal and Olympique Marseille, who are both likely make it to the Europa League to win. The winner of the Europa League, like last year, (Manchester United when at Ajax) right to a place in the Champions League. Because Arsenal in the Premier League at this time a Europa League ticket seems to grab that ticket with the participation of Arsenal in the Champions League available for the next country in the UEFA landenranking where the cup winner (yet) not directly in the group stage. That country found the Netherlands.

Also with Olympique Marseille as the winner of the Europa League is that chance. Win Atletico Madrid or FC Salzburg in the Europa League then the extra place not free. The cup winner then flows in the third preliminary round (August) of the Europa League. The loser flows into the second round (end of July).

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