The Executive Committee of the RFU by majority vote retained the current regulation of the Russian Premier League, according to which two clubs come out that occupied the last places. Thus, Arsenal and Rubin leave the top division
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The Executive Committee of the Russian Football Federation (RFU) opposed the imposition of a moratorium on the relegation of clubs from the Russian Premier League (RPL) and approved the results of the 2021/22 season in the RPL and the Football National League (FNL). -one).
The RFU noted that the champion of Russia was the “Zenith” from St. Petersburg, and the winner of the FNL-1 – the “Torpedo” from Moscow.
“Arsenal and Rubin left the RPL in a sporting way, and KAMAZ, Rotor, Metallurg and Tekstilshchik left the FNL-1,” the RFU Telegram channel said.
Most RPL clubs supported the moratorium on relegation to the FNL
On May 19, the general director of CSKA Moscow, Roman Babaev, said that the majority of RPL clubs supported the idea of introducing a moratorium on relegation from the top division of the Russian championship. On the same day a meeting of representatives of the RFU and RPL clubs was held. According to RFU director of development Maxim Mitrofanov, seven options for the championship format in the new season were considered during the session. As a result, the Executive Committee of the RFU at a meeting that took place on May 24 decided to leave the format of the Russian Championship unchanged.
According to the regulations, the teams that occupy the 15th and 16th places are eliminated directly from the RPL, they are replaced by the two best teams in the FNL. The clubs that occupied the 13th and 14th places play the play-offs for the right to remain in the RPL with the third and fourth teams in the FNL.
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