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Controversy Over Regulation of Legionnaires in Lower Austrian Soccer Clubs

According to a report by the “Tiroler Tageszeitung” a regulation in Lower Austria is being put to the test. The rule in the lower house there is that only two Legionnaires per team are allowed to appear on the score sheet who have not been registered with the ÖFB in the last five years.

Gebauer found this regulation to be outdated and asked the ÖFB to review it. It goes on to say that a Ukrainian refugee suffered from this restriction.

But the SKN wanted more and used three legionnaires in a second team match in the fourth-class national league. The result: a 0:3 penalty verification.

Regulation suspended

St. Pölten then lodged a protest and was ultimately proven right. “Of course the NÖFV also took note of the ÖFB decision – albeit with surprise,” said Gebauer.

The regulation has now been suspended for the spring. However, a home-made regulation (seven home-made players must be on the match report) has been retained.

In other federal states – such as Tyrol – no such regulation applies. Theoretically, eleven legionnaires could appear in the lower house.

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