Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats
Waterford FC have been denied a UEFA licence which means that they will be unable to play European soccer subsequent 12 months with their Europa League spot set to go to St Patrick’s Athletic as a substitute.
Alan Reynolds’ facet completed fifth within the Airtricity League final season however is not going to play in Europe after UEFA’s failure to grant the membership a licence.
Waterford had required a dispensation to compete as a result of the present buying and selling firm is fewer than three years in existence, nonetheless, an exception had been made for Sporting Fingal over a decade in the past.
Like Waterford nonetheless, Derry Metropolis weren’t so fortunate in 2012 as they had been denied a licence in comparable circumstances after going into liquidation two years earlier.
The beneficiaries of the conditions, St Patrick’s Athletic had had earlier this week despatched a letter to the FAI questioning Waterford’s eligibility to use for a UEFA licence.
The FAI’s assertion on the difficulty reads as follows;
“The Soccer Affiliation of Eire can verify it has acquired notification from UEFA’s Licensing Division that Waterford FC’s exception request has been rejected on the non-fulfilment of the three-year rule as outlined within the UEFA Membership Licensing and Monetary Honest Play Rules.
UEFA has knowledgeable the FAI that, following the Membership Monetary Management Physique-Investigatory Chamber resolution on this case, Waterford FC could not apply for a UEFA licence for the UEFA Membership Competitions for the season 2019/20.”