The cancellation of the regional leagues leads to problems with the allocation of starting places for the ÖFB Cup season 2020/21.
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden and Salzburg AK feel like the winners of the Salzburg Regionalliga, whose 18 rounds were all completed in autumn, and protest at the Salzburg Football Association (SFV) against the decision to award the Salzburg ÖFB Cup seats a.
The SFV had the three starting places for the ÖFB-Cup 2020/21 at the USK Anif as SFV-Stiegl state cup winner 2019, SV Seekirchen (next best-placed Salzburg team in the final table of the Regionalliga West 2018/19) and TSV St. Johann (again next-best placed Salzburg) Team in the final table of the Regionalliga West 2018/19).
Clubs refer to legal advice
“We are of the opinion that the board of the SFV should have taken into account the completed autumn round in its discretion for the allocation of the cup places, and refer in particular to the legal opinion of Martin Karollus from April 11th, 2020,” it said in a joint statement Press release.
According to the lawyer, international starting places should be allocated in the event of a season break according to the current standings, if FC Pinzgau and SAK are concerned, this should also apply in a different way in the Salzburg Regionalliga.
“After a complete round with two games against each club was carried out,” is the argument. In fact, the regional league season in Salzburg has already ended. Pinzgau and the SAK emerged as winners and should have been competing for the championship title of the Regionalliga West with the respective winners from the Regionalliga Tirol and the Regionalliga Vorarlberg in spring.
“Here we refer again to the quoted report: The board of the SFV, like the board of the ÖFB, is not completely free in its discretion, but has a bound discretion. In addition to the general principles of protection of legitimate expectations, equal treatment and the Safeguarding the interests of the clubs and the evaluations, which can be found in the relevant regulations. It should have been taken into account that in the regional league Salzburg (besides Tyrol and Vorarlberg) the minimum requirement for a championship competition according to the guidelines was fulfilled and in other leagues so that a rating according to the relevant regulations is available “, the two clubs criticize the SFV ‘s approach.
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