RB Leipzig or Salzburg Champions League ban ´hypothetical´

22 February 2017 12:36

UEFA has said any potential Champions League ban for RB Leipzig or RB Salzburg is “hypothetical” and will not announce any decision until June.

A report in Austrian publication Salzburg Nachrichten claimed UEFA had signalled it is leaning towards ruling only one of the two teams can participate in next season’s competition.

Both teams, owned by Red Bull, are in line to qualify for the Champions League with Leipzig sitting second in the German Bundesliga as Salzburg top the table in Austria.

“We cannot comment at this stage on what is a hypothetical question,” UEFA told Omnisport.

“[There will be] more concrete information from the beginning of June, when the list of participating clubs taking part in UEFA European competitions is published.”

While European football’s governing body were reluctant to discuss the issue ahead of time, they pointed to Article 5 of their European Competitions Regulations.

As one of its directives, Article 5 states “no club participating in a UEFA club competition may, either directly or indirectly hold or deal in the securities or shares of any other club participating in a UEFA club competition”.

It goes on to state that should any clubs fail to meet the criteria, “only one of them may be admitted to a UEFA club competition”.

But Oliver Mintzlaff, Leipzig’s chief executive and Red Bull’s Global Head of Soccer, insisted he was not worried by the speculation.

He told SID: “We are not nervous at RB Leipzig and also the UEFA signals do not exist. If we qualify there is no reason why we should doubt about playing in Europe next season.”


Tagged with:

livesportchannels.com provides all the info that matters to sports betting fans and variety of legal betting sites to choose. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting , odd comparison. We give you betting offers and Live Betting offers, from our official legal betting partners, on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more. THIS WEBSITE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY WAGERING, BETTING, GAMING OR GAMBLING IN ANY FORM OR MANNER. 18+ Responsible Betting |Gambling Therapy | Protecting Minors | GamCare | Privacy Policy | Personal Data Request