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Feyenoord’s Eredivisie match against VVV-Venlo, which had to be abandoned on Sunday after the lights went out at De Kuip, will now be played on Thursday 6 December. The match will be played in full, kicking off at 20:00 CET.
Sunday’s match was brought to an abrupt end after less than a minute when the floodlights went out. The problems could not be resolved quickly, which led to the match being called off. The fixture has now been rescheduled between the Eredivisie matches against PSV (home, Sunday 2 December) and FC Emmen (away, Sunday 9 December).
General manager Jan de Jong says that the club is very pleased that ‘thanks to the willing cooperation of the Royal Netherlands Football Association, VVV Venlo and the municipality’ a new date has already been set for the fixture. ‘Playing at the stadium, we obviously want assurance that this cannot happen again,’ he said on Monday. ‘Incidentally, our supporters and VVV’s deserve a lot of praise for how they put up with this very disappointing evening.’
Season cards and match tickets for this match remain valid for the rescheduled fixture. Fans who bought tickets for the match and are unable to attend on Thursday 6 December are entitled to a refund. Feyenoord expects to be able to give more details about the procedure through the official channels within a few days.