Many unknowns still to be resolved in the Fuenlabrada Case. More than three weeks after the suspension of Deportivo-Fuenlabrada that caused the descent of the Galicians, the club from A Coruña does not yet know in which division it will play next season. Something that neither does he know for sure Numantia neither him Fuenlabrada, which still fears a possible administrative relegation to Second Division B.
In fact, Dépor has formally requested the administrative relegation of Fuenlabrada by means of a letter sent to the Spanish Football Federation last Tuesday, as you may have learned OKDIARY. In it, the Galicians provide new evidence trying to demonstrate the irresponsibility of La Liga and Fuenlabrada in the trip to La Coruña and in the communication of coronavirus positives to the authorities.
Presented the new tests, Deportivo requests to the RFEF the administrative relegation to Second Division of Fuenlabrada. The newspaper AS has had access to the letter in which Deportivo shares this request: «For all the above, I REQUEST THE RFEF. That he considers this WRITING OF ALLEGATIONS timely and agrees to proceed with File 562-2019-20, due to its procedures, and after the complete instruction thereof, be imposed on C.F. FUENLABRADA, S.A.D., the sanction of loss or demotion of category or division given the multiple and repeated breaches of the invoked federative regulations, without prejudice to the remaining sanctions and measures that the RFEF deems appropriate in order to restore the integrity of the Second Division League ”.
The 24-team League is still on the table
Deportivo could remain in the Second Division through two routes: the first, the administrative relegation of Fuenlabrada. In principle, a Deportivo that occupies the 19th place in the Smartbank League would occupy the place of Madrid, who would fall to the bronze division of Spanish football. Likewise, the decision to increase the Second Division by two teams would save Deportivo and Numancia, the two teams that were harmed by the suspension of Dépor-Fuenlabrada on the last day of the Second Division.
It is a solution shared by the Federation. It’s more, Secretary General Andreu Camps sent a letter last Tuesday to the League, with a copy to the Higher Sports Council and the affected clubs, for the employer’s association led by Javier Tebas to accept or not the proposal of a Second Division of 24 teams before this Friday. If you do not answer, it will be understood that they do not accept it.
This is how things are in mid-August. Neither Deportivo, Numancia nor Fuenlabrada know in which division they will play in 20/21. While the incognito continues, Dépor continues with its legal battle, hurrying all the options it has to remain in the Second Division.