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Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

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.”