The opening match of the Eredivisie between Heerenveen and De Graafschap has been postponed due to police strikes in the Netherlands.

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eredivisie shieldThe mayor of Heerenveen confirmed on Tuesday that the clubs tie with De Graafschap, which starts the Eredivisie season, will not go ahead on Friday due to a police strike.

Heerenveen general manager Hans Vonk said on the decision, “We would have liked to play, It’s a pity, but we understand the position of the mayor. The police will undoubtedly have a good reason to take action.

“Unfortunately, the opening game of the season always gets a lot of media attention, which we have now missed out on.”

Its one of three ties that have been cancelled along with Saturday’s match between Cambuur and PEC Zwolle, and Willem II v Vitesse on Sunday. New dates will be found for the three ties, which will probably midweek, but they may not be the only ties to be postponed with question marks still hanging over a number of other fixtures.

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