This completes the chain of appeal within the Bundesliga. Austria still has the option of filing a complaint with the Permanent Neutral Arbitration Court within eight days. In a press release, the favorites announced that they would also take this step. The final decision should then be made quickly. “The aim of the Bundesliga is for the table to be fixed before the start of the season,” the league said.
The heavily indebted Austria had been refused the license in the first instance for financial and legal reasons. In the second instance, the “Violets” received the right to play, but with a deduction of points and a fine. The Viennese appealed to the protest committee, which reduced the points deducted.