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The press service of the league said that if approved by the majority of clubs, the initiative will be submitted to the RFU executive committee in order to decide on the format for the 2023/24 season before the start of the upcoming season.

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The Russian Premier League (RPL) has confirmed that the next general meeting of clubs on June 20 will discuss the issue of expanding the league in the 2023/24 season. This is stated in the statement of the press service of the RPL.

“The RPL received a letter from Ural with a proposal to expand the number of league participants in the 2023/24 season. This issue will be considered on June 20 at the general meeting of RPL clubs in absentia. If approved by the majority of the clubs, the initiative will be submitted for consideration by the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union in order to decide on the format of the 2023/24 season before the start of the 2022/23 RPL season,” the statement says.

The clubs will discuss the expansion of the Russian Premier League to 18 teams on June 20

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Earlier June 18 TASS said that the general meeting of the RPL clubs will discuss the possibility of increasing the number of teams participating in the tournament from 16 to 18. The expansion format under discussion assumes that no one will fly out of the RPL directly at the end of the next season, and the third and fourth teams of the FNL will play in the play-offs, as well as 15th and 16th RPL teams.

At the end of May, the executive committee of the Russian Football Union (RFU) decided not to increase the number of RPL clubs in the upcoming season. Thus, 16 teams will take part in the next draw of the tournament.

On March 22, representatives of the RPL clubs voted for the idea of ​​expanding the league to 18 participants, but the RFU did not support it even then.

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