RFEF – SoccerThey argue that suspending the competition and granting European places must be agreed with them
Las reactions toRFEF proposal de consider the current classification valid (if the competition could not be resumed) and grant the European places accordingly.Reject outrightThis assumption and consider the Federation incompetent in the matter and ask to withdraw these proposals from the agenda, requesting that their particular vote be recorded contrary to all effects that may proceed.
Basically they point out that LaLiga has delegated powers and that, in order to make proposals such as that of the Federation today,they should have agreed with them.
These are part of the conclusions they have reached:
TO POINT NUMBER 5: RFEF PROPOSAL FOR PARTICIPATION OF SPANISH TEAMS IN EUROPEAN COMPETITIONS IF THE OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS CANNOT BE TERMINATED
Regarding this 5th item on the agenda, we would like to state that the dispute of international club competitions organized by UEFA, linked to the sports merit obtained, on the one hand, by the competition organized by the National Professional Football League (such as the First national football division, or Liga Santander), and on the other by the Copa del Rey Competition (the champion holds the right of access to the European competition), is a right that derives from the final qualifying consequences of said competitions, from which said sporting merit. Being the LaLiga Santander Competition, as we have already indicated regarding the proposal for Item No. 4 on the Agenda, organized by the National Professional Football League in coordination with the Federation,effects reserved for the final classification cannot be attributed to an intermediate or incomplete classification without having the organizer of the competition, for different reasons.
First. Lack of RFEF competence
Firstly, it is not the responsibility of the RFEF, and therefore of this Commission
Delegate, make these types of proposals that could directly affect the
competitiveness and integrity of professional competition. Any decision that affects the professional competition must be decided by LaLiga or, where appropriate, by it in coordination with the RFEF.
Secondly, it should also be remembered that the criteria for access rights to European competitions are the responsibility of UEFA, through the agreements of the respective Committees, including the representation of the European professional leagues, together with other stakeholders of European football. In this sense, and for the 2018/21 Cycle, the places of access to the European Competitions are approved by the corresponding bodies of UEFA and included in their Competition Regulations for both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League (see website of UEFA). The accesses are already determined in them (with their access lists according to each member association) based on the classification of the national competition and the champion of the national Cup competition. In addition to this, and in relation to the National Cup (Copa del Rey in Spain), depending on the different casuistry, the Europa League Regulation of the current cycle (Regulations of the UEFA Europa League 2018-21 Cycle) includes, in its Article 3, the different options and cases by which the next classified of the league competition (in this case the 7th classified) gives the right to participate in European competition (Europa League) in the event that the Cup champion is already classified to the Group Stage of one of the two European competitions for their sporting merit in the final league standings.
For all these reasons, the incompetence of the Delegated Commission of the RFEF to
adopt any type of agreement on the matter, much less unilaterally and
regardless of the organizer of the competition that entitles the participation
international, affecting the competitiveness and integrity of the competition itself
of LaLiga Santander in this case.
I would like to express my reiteration that this item 5 of the Agenda cannot be debated or agreed in any sense because it is already defined and agreed by the competent body of UEFA and, also add that, any type of decision at the national level, if it were the case, it should be agreed with the LaLiga since it clearly and directly affects the competition in terms of its competitiveness and its integrity.
Consequently,the proposal must be modified in the indicated sense or withdrawn
of the agenda or, failing that, rejected, requesting that it be expressly stated
In the minutes, our particular vote is contrary to all the effects that may proceed.