Ajax-AZ cup match to be replayed in full
The Netherlands Football Association has ruled that between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar will be replayed in full without spectators on Thursday 19 January.
AZ will be allowed to field eleven players even though goalie Esteban recieved a straight red card during last week's match. Esteban was sent off after he twice kicked an Ajax 'supporter' who had ran out onto the pitch and attacked him. After the red card was shown, AZ manager Gertjan Verbeek ordered his players off the field.
The winner of the repeat match between Ajax and AZ will face Veenendaal club GVVV from the highest amateur league in the quarter finals.
After the ruling was announced, KNVB Director Bert van Oostveen said:
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