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Appeal upheld

DFB sporting tribunal revokes VfL cup win – Wolves considering legal recourse.

The German Football Association’s (DFB) sporting tribunal has retroactively revoked VfL Wolfsburg’s DFB Cup first-round victory away to SC Preußen Münster. After several hours of proceedings in Frankfurt am Main on Monday afternoon, the committee upheld Preußen Münster’s appeal. The Regionalliga (fourth division) club had lodged a protest against the result of the match, which the Wolves won 3-1 after extra time, because VfL made six substitutions instead of the permitted five. 

“We are disappointed and wanted a different outcome to the hearing,” said VfL managing director Dr. Tim Schumacher, who was present in Frankfurt alongside sporting director Marcel Schäfer, head coach Mark van Bommel and goalkeeping coach Pascal Formann. “We do not agree with the outcome and will now look into legal options.”



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