Last week the Belgian Sport Arbitration Court (BAS) ruled that the club that also won last season’s Second Division Champion should be allowed to be promoted to the First Division.
Now UEFA has said that unless BAS rules that KV Mechelen should not be allowed to participate in European competition it has no issues with its participation in the 2019-2020 Europa League. As the winner of the Belgian Cup, KV Mechelen has qualified directly for the group stage of the competition.
The decision means that Royal Antwerp FC that finished 4th last season will take on the Romanian side Viitorul on Thursday week in the second qualifying round of the Europa. Had KV Mechelen have been excluded this honour would have fallen to AA Gent.