DFB decides: DFB Cup season ended for VfL Wolfsburg

DFB decides
DFB Cup season ended for VfL Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg’s biggest weakness in the DFB Cup is the regulations. For the second time, the Lower Saxony lose a game at the “Green Table”. This time the beneficiary is Prussia Münster. Despite the defeat, the club moves into the next round and also collects the bonus.

The Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg was subsequently deprived of its 3-1 victory in the DFB Cup at SC Preußen Münster due to a substitution error. After a hearing in Frankfurt / Main, the sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) granted the regional league’s objection to the evaluation of the first round game. According to the sports court, the game was rated 2-0 for Preußen Münster.

The decision of the DFB Sports Court not only paved the way for Preußen Münster to reach the second round of the Cup on 26/27. October. At the same time, the judge’s verdict gave the fourth division team a fixed premium of around 257,000 euros.

Wolfsburg’s head coach Mark van Bommel substituted a total of six players in the match on August 8 in Münster. The Dutchman made three substitutions during regular time, and three other professionals were added in extra time. According to the DFB statutes, this is not allowed.

The Champions League participant was apparently not aware of the relevant provisions of the DFB. Another regulation applied to the European Championship and the Olympic soccer tournament with six changes allowed in the event of an extension.

It is not the first time that VfL Wolfsburg had to be eliminated from the DFB Cup by decision at the so-called Green Table. In 2004, the Lower Saxony had used their newcomer Marian Hristov, although he was still banned after a red card for his former club 1. FC Kaiserslautern.