Euro Cup no longer to be considered an official competition

The Malta Football Association announced that the Euro Cup will no longer be considered as an official competition. This was revealed during a meeting of the Council which was held on Monday.

This decision was taken mainly due to the fact that clubs used to complain that players, who had bans carried forward from the previous season, used to serve these bans during this competition and then would be eligible to play in league matches.

Meanwhile following changes in Competition Rules and the Regulations for the Control of Misconduct and all Kinds of Incidents during Football Matches, if a club has a number of points deducted as a result of disciplinary measures, those points which could not be deducted during the same season shall be recorded as deficit points in the starting table of the competition in the following season, even if the club is relegated.

This means that clubs no longer risk ending with a negative number of points.