Thomas Vermaelen suspended for first league match

Thomas Vermaelen suspended for first league match

Thomas Vermaelen will have to sit out the match against his former club RKC Waalwijk. The Belgian defender has received a one-match ban.

Vermaelen was booked in the 36th minute of Ajax's last playoff match against FC Groningen, giving him an automatic one-match suspension for the next league match. That will be the season opener against RKC in the ArenA on Sunday.