After the entanglement of the incident, the German Football Association confirmed on the early morning of Wednesday, October 28, that Schalke 04’s opponent in the first round of the German Cup has been determined: on the evening of November 3, Royal Blue will face Schweinfurt 05.
An independent arbitration court has confirmed the legality of Schweinfurt registered with the BFV (Bavarian Football Association) to participate in the 2020/2021 German Cup. The arbitration award was made in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after a hearing in Nuremberg the day before. The match between Schalke 04 and the regional league teams will be held in Veltins, which will start at 23:30 on the evening of November 3.
The first round match between Royal Blue and Schweinfurt was originally scheduled to take place on September 13. After the Turkish Forces in Munich successfully appealed to the Munich First District Court on the decision of the Bavarian Football Association on Schweinfurt to register for the match, The game was postponed in a short time.
The German Cup official subsequently announced the postponement of the match based on the Munich District Court's not yet legally binding ruling. Before the specific opponent is determined, the official decided on October 8 to reschedule the first round of the game to November 3 or 4.
The basis for the appeal of the Munich Turkish Forces is that the best amateur team in the Bavarian League will get a place in the first round of the draw. At the time of the draw in June, they were the highest ranked team. However, the leader of the Bavarian regional league at that time has registered to qualify for the German C, which also means that the Bavarian Football Association appointed Schweinfurt as their representative team to participate in the German Cup.
The Munich Turkish Forces did advance to the German League, and the Bavarian Regional League removed the team’s performance in the regional league from the standings.