Granada will appeal against its elimination from the Cup due to improper alignment


Granada CF announced this Wednesday that it will appeal to the Appeal Committee “within the established deadlines” for the alleged improper alignment of its goalkeeper Adri López in the first round match of the Copa del Rey 2023-2024 against Arosa SC, which It ended with a victory (0-3) for the Nasrids, according to a statement.

“Granada CF wishes to state that it will file the corresponding appeal before the Appeals Committee within the established deadlines,” the Nasrid team announced on its website.

The club explained that it learned this Tuesday of the resolution of the Single Disciplinary Judge of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) “in relation to Arosa SC’s claim for alleged improper alignment of the player Adrián López Garrote.” A situation in which the magistrate estimates that there is this irregularity in the eleven that took the field in the match played on November 2, 2023 and corresponding to the first round of the Cup.

In this Tuesday’s resolution, the magistrate assured that “it is not valid” for the 24-year-old goalkeeper Adri López, with the reserve team – Club Recreativo Granada B – to “line up with the first team” despite the fact that This option is only allowed for footballers with the status of goalkeeper and “only in professional competitions.”

“The King’s Cup, without any doubt, is an official state-level competition of a non-professional nature,” said the Judge, who in addition to ruling on the elimination of Granada, sentenced him to pay a fine of 6,001 euros, in application of article 79.1 and 2 of the RFEF Disciplinary Code.

In this way, the Vilagarcía de Arousa team would be in the draw for the second cup tie on Wednesday, November 15, waiting to see the route of the resource presented this Wednesday by Granada CF.