German Football League Denies MSV Duisburg License For '13-14 2nd Bundesliga Season
Second Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg "will not receive a license for the coming season as it is unable to provide proof of its financial capabilities," according to the SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. The German Football League (DFL) "announced this unanimous decision on Wednesday." Duisburg "has the option to appeal the decision at the appropriate court within one week after it received the written decision by the DFL." The beneficiary of the whole situation "could be the SV Sandhausen that finished the season 17th in the 2nd Bundesliga" and therefore got relegated to the 3rd League. Should Duisburg's appeal be denied, Sandhausen "would be allowed to stay in the second division for at least another season" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 5/29).