FRANKFURT (dpa-AFX) - The German Football League has once again had to postpone a planned vote on the amended 50+1 rule. The "Bild" newspaper reported on Wednesday about the change to the agenda for the general meeting on December 11. The background to this is that the agreement with the Federal Cartel Office has still not been finalized. According to dpa information, however, there is agreement between the parties. As early as October, it was not possible to vote as initially planned due to an application for bias in the Cartel Office.
The 50+1 rule essentially stipulates that investors cannot acquire a voting majority in the corporations of clubs. After a lengthy procedure, the DFL and the Cartel Office agreed on three key changes to the rule in July, which are likely to remain in force. However, the previous exceptional clubs - Bayer Leverkusen and VfL Wolfsburg - will be protected./mj/DP/nas