Only children spectators for Ajax-AZ rematch

January 13th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS  

The Hague (Netherlands), Jan 13 (IANS) The decision of the Dutch football association (KNVB) to allow only children up to 12 years age to the cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar has led to a massive demand for tickets.

The interest was so overwhelming that Ajax temporarily halted the ticket request process to handle 14,000 applications already in queue, Xinhua reported. The children would be accompanied by supervisors for the match Jan 19.

On Dec 21, the match between Ajax and AZ was suspended after an Ajax fan entered the field and attacked AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado from the back. After the incident, AZ decided not to continue and the match was abandoned.

The KNVB earlier ordered the match to be replayed without spectators but Ajax put forth the idea of allowing only children to watch the game.

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