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No verdict on QPR case on Friday

05 May 2011 18:00:06

No verdict on QPR case on Friday

The FA have announced there will be no decision on Friday on the charges against QPR over the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin.

A decison into seven breaches of FA rules regarding the Argentinian midfielder's signing was expected on Friday afternoon, but could now be delayed until after the weekend. Rangers will play their final match at home to Leeds on Saturday, where they are expected to receive the npower Championship trophy.

But a possible points deduction could mean Norwich being crowned champions and Rangers dropping into the play-offs. An FA statement read: "It was originally indicated that the decision of the commission on the charges and on any sanction, if appropriate, would be announced by 4pm on Friday May 6, 2011, if possible."

It added: "This will not now happen. A decision will be made and announced as soon as possible thereafter."

Faurlin was at Wembley on Thursday to give evidence on what was supposed to be the final day of the hearing held by a four-man independent regulatory commission. Rangers are alleged to have breached strict third-party ownership rules over his transfer in 2009 but deny all the charges facing them.

The timing of the hearing has already been questioned by some rival clubs, but the promotion and play-off picture could now remain unclear even after the season is over.

The Football League will not be changing the scheduling of the play-offs regardless of whether Rangers are docked points and subsequently appeal against the decision.

If they do drop out of the automatic promotion places, Cardiff or Swansea would be promoted behind Norwich.

A statement from Rangers read: "Queens Park Rangers Football Club has acknowledged today's statement by the Football Association and will be making no further comment."


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