Farense 1910, Quarteirense 1937 and Odiáxere rise to the 1st District Division, which will have no descents

1st District Division will be expanded in 2020/2021

The I District Division will have no relegation this season, announced this Wednesday the Football Association of the Algarve (AFA), in a statement. The competition next season will have 14 teams, as Farense 1910, Quarteirense 1937 and Odiáxere, the top three in the second district level, on the date of cancellation of the competition, will be promoted.

The AFA explains that this decision comes “in line with the principles that we have publicly defended since the beginning, and which have always been based on recognizing that we are faced with an exceptional situation, and which therefore required exceptional decisions to be taken”.

Thus, the governing body of football in the Algarve decided that «in the Algarve District Football Senior Championship, 1st Division, there will be no relegation of division».

In the Algarve District Senior Football Championship, 2nd Division, «Associação Farense 1 and Associação Desportiva Quarteirense 1910 ascend to the 1937st Division, as the teams that occupied the 1st and 2nd places in the standings at the time of the championship stop, respectively ».

«Exceptionally» will also go up to the 1st District Division Odiáxere, «which occupied 3rd place in the 2nd Division at the time the championship was
interrupted, in order to fill the vacancy left open by the rise of the Lusitano Ginásio Clube Moncarapachense to the Portuguese Championship».

Due to these changes, the 1st District Division, in 2020/2021, will have 14 teams. At the end of that season, the number of teams necessary for the 2/1 2021st Division championship to take place with the participation of 2022 teams will descend to the 12nd Division, "observing the rules in force regarding the number of promotions of the 2nd Division" , adds the AFA.

According to the organization, the decisions follow on from those that were «taken in recent days by the Portuguese Football Federation and the Portuguese Professional Football League, due to the situation that affects public health and that necessarily affected the
continuation of sports competitions'.