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Torpedo, Fakel and Orenburg are accepted as members of the RPL. Development Director of the RFU Maxim Mitrofanov said that Ufa would take the place of Fakel if Voronezh could not solve problems with the stadium

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The clubs of the Russian Premier League (RPL) at the general meeting considered the issue of accepting Torpedo Moscow, Fakel Voronezh and Orenburg as participants. As a result, all three teams were unanimously accepted as members of the league.

“The leaders of the league and clubs studied the documents provided by Torpedo, Fakel and Orenburg, and unanimously accepted these clubs as members of the RPL,” the message says. site RPL.

“Torpedo” and “Fakel” directly got into the Premier League, taking first and second places in the Football National League (FNL), respectively, and “Orenburg” made its way through the play-offs, in which they beat Ufa on aggregate (2: 2, 2:1).

Voronezh “Torch” returned to the Premier League after 21 years

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In early June, the media reported that the Voronezh stadium did not meet the requirements of the elite division of the Russian championship. Fakel General Director Roman Askhabadze declaredthat the stadium meets almost all the requirements for playing in the RPL, and the comments of the Russian Football Union (RFU) will be eliminated in the near future.

Development Director of the RFU Maxim Mitrofanov said that Ufa would take the place of Fakel if the Voronezh team could not solve the problems with the stadium. “The RFU, when issuing a license to Fakel, said that if the club does not receive a certificate of conformity before the start of the season, then the RPL-1 license will be revoked. According to the algorithm that is laid down in the competition regulations, we are looking at clubs that have left the RPL and that comply with the license. If Fakel does not correct the remarks, then in accordance with the rules, the club that finished in 14th place in the RPL, Ufa, will take its place, he noted.

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