Stalemated NAC-Willem II game on Tuesday afternoon (without an audience) played out
The suspended match between NAC Breda and Willem II will be played next Tuesday afternoon (2:30 p.m.). No public is welcome at the remainder of this game from the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.
The game between the two clubs from Brabant was halted Friday night with more than 15 minutes to play, immediately after Willem II took a 1-0 lead. Spectators threw objects onto the field to the cheering players from Tilburg and that was reason for the referee to stop the game permanently. Earlier, the match had been temporarily suspended after fireworks were thrown onto the pitch.
The KNVB recently introduced stricter measures to counter soccer fan misconduct. This followed events at the cup match between Feyenoord and Ajax. Davy Klaassen received an object on his head during the game in Rotterdam. That game was temporarily suspended.
NAC is eighth in the first division, Willem II fourth. Both clubs still have a chance of promotion to the premier league, although that will have to happen via the playoffs. There are still five full rounds of play in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.