A hard hit for two romanian football teams, FC Timisoara and Gloria Bistrita, who were denied the licence for the 2011-2012 season to perform in the first league. Furthermore the two squads were relegated back to League 3.
The announcement which came on Tuesday during a press conference, was made by the president of the RFF Board of Appeals, Alexandru Micu, who wanted to emphasize that that decisions are final.
FC Timisoara and Gloria did not receive a license for next season of League 1. The decisions are final and irevokable and the two clubs are relegated to League 3″, revealed Micu.
Head of licensing department of the FRF, Viorel Duru, explained the reasons why the two teams have not been licensed.
“FC Timisoara divided and separated from the assets, plus the club has debts to the state budget and Benfica Lisbon. On the other hand, Gloria has large debts to the state budget,” Duru said.
Initially the Commission granted the licenses to Timisoara and Bistrita but Viorel Duru contested this decision and the Appeals Board responded positive to the contestation.
In these circumstances, Romania will be represented in the Champions League by Otelul Galati and FC Vaslui, whereas in the Europa League will go Steaua, Rapid, Dinamo and Gaz Metan Medias.
At the bottom of the rank, Sportul Studentesc (No. 18) will be the only one of the officially relegated teams to remain in Ligue 1. Universitatea Craiova (No. 15), Victoria Branesti (16th) and Urziceni (17th place) will be relegated to second league because they have got no license either. Thus, from the second league will promote not 4 but 5 teams, to fill the vacant place.