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Johan Cruijff Shield scheduled on 5 August (PSV.nl)

28 jun 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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The Johan Cruijff Shield will be at stake for the tenth time. PSV and Ajax will compete this year in the Amsterdam Arena in the traditional opening game of the new season. The fixture is scheduled on Friday 5 August; kick-off is at 20:30 local time.The game was originally scheduled on Sunday 7 August, which could be very inconvenient for Ajax, if they are to play a UEFA Champions League qualifying round leg on Wednesday 10 August or Tuesday 9 August. There would be not enough time in between this European game and the Johan Cruijff Shield fixture.As the draw for the Champions League qualifying round games will not take place before 29 July, the Royal Dutch Football Association has decided, in close consultation with both clubs and the Amsterdam police, to advance the game. Both the organizing committee and the police would not have enough time for the preparations for this game after 29 July.(Source: KNVB)