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Ajax chief Marc Overmars wants Dutch league called off

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Ajax Amsterdam technical director Marc Overmars on Wednesday expressed astonishment at plans to try to complete the Dutch league season.

His irritated reaction came after the Dutch football association (KNVB) issued a statement saying it would follow UEFA's direction to attempt to finish the season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak by Aug. 3.

"Why would it be about money and not people's well-being at this time? I had hoped that the KNVB would take an independent decision, but they are now...

Ajax cancel Nouri contract, player stricken after heart attack

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Abdelhak Nouri in action for Ajax against Go Ahead Eagles in May 2017.
Abdelhak Nour collapsed after suffering a heart attack during the preseason friendly against German side Werder Bremen in July 2017.

Ajax have cancelled the contract of Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered serious and permanent brain damage after a heart attack playing for the Dutch club in a preseason friendly in 2017.

Ajax have continued to pay his salary but have now formally cancelled the contract, which was due to automatically renew on July 1, the Dutch media reported on Tuesday.

Nouri is out of a coma after two-and-a-half years. The Dutch club are in talks with Nouri's family about a future solution for the player, who has been...