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Wolfsburg disqualified from the DFB-Pokal

By Rune Gjerulff

Wolfsburg have been thrown out of the DFB-Pokal for using too many substitutes in their first round clash with Preußen Münster.

Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel.
Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel.

VfL Wolfsburg have been disqualified from the DFB-Pokal and are therefore out of the tournament.


The Bundesliga team beat Regionalliga side Preußen Münster 3-1 in the first round, but made a costly mistake in extra time that has now led to their exit.

Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel made a total of six substitutions during the game despite only being allowed to make five.

As a result of this, Preußen Münster have been declared winners of the game by the German Football Association sports court.

"We are disappointed and would have liked a different outcome of the trial. We do not agree with the result and will now look into legal remedies," said Wolfsburg managing director Dr. Tim Schumacher.


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