Report: How the Dutch FA’s decision would affect Tottenham’s European hopes

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Dom Le Roy

Football fans continue to be none the wiser if and when the Premier League season will resume.

The Sun reported on Friday that the season could resume in just weeks with the UK government viewing the resumption of live sport as key to boosting the morale of the nation which has been impacted after a number of weeks of lockdown.

However, the various scenarios have also been put forward on what is likely to happen if the season is voided.

The Athletic’s Oliver Kay revealed on Thursday that if the points-per-game approach is followed, as recommended by UEFA, it would also mean that Tottenham would finish the season in ninth place and miss out on European football completely next season.

However, the Premier League could also opt to use the approach of the Dutch FA in the event the season is cancelled according to Football.London.

The Eredivisie season has been cancelled and the latest top flight positions in the table are set to count as the final standings in Holland (ESPN).

If the same approach is adopted in the Premier League, Tottenham will finish eighth in the table instead of ninth as per the points-per-game approach, which might be enough to see them sneak into the Europa League ahead of North London rivals Arsenal.

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I suspect most fans would prefer avoiding European football altogether instead of qualifying for the Europa League as the competition is usually a major distraction and playing on Thursdays can be quite challenging.

Our best hope to qualify for the Champions League at this moment is if the season restarts and is completed behind closed doors. We are seven points behind fourth spot with nine games to go, which certainly is not an insurmountable task.

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