Edgar Pukinsks, Secretary General of the Latvian Football Federation (LFF), told the Latvian Superleague Soccer Championship the next season that nine teams will play, with the current eight teams joining the first league winner of the BFC "Daugavpils".
Previously it was possible that the Superleague championship could expand to 10 teams, but the LFF management did not want to dramatically change the tournament model. After the season "SynotTip Virsliga" the seventh strongest team "Metta / LU" took the lead in maintaining the site against "komanda.lv", the second highest team in the first team Super Nova, and "mettieši" in the sum of two matches victorious with a score of 10: 2. Pukinsks pointed out that this shows that the difference in level of play between the supercompetition and the first division is quite large.
Expansion to nine teams means that "Valmiera Glass / ViA" remains in the strongest league of the country, although it ended last season in the last eighth place. Valmieres only won eight points in the 28 games.
In the Latvian Superleague Soccer Championship, 10 teams could start in 2020, Pukinsks said. In his opinion this would be an optimal scenario, whereby the super league would gradually be expanded to ten teams.
If the ninet teams format of next season is not successful in the Superleague championship, then it would be possible to return to the tournament with eight teams, but then decide at the extraordinary meeting of the LFF. Pukinsks stressed that this is the minimum number of teams in the country's strongest football tournament.
In turn, 11 teams will be in the first division of Latvia next season, and in 2020 – ten teams. It is therefore expected that from 2020, in the strongest and second strongest competition in Latvia, ten teams will be.
It has already been said that the Riga FC team became champion of Latvia last season.
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