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Season


Third League - North-East - Regular Season:

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Format:

13 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 24 games each, over 26 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Qualification for Promotion Round:

1-7 place: enter Promotion round



Qualification for Relegation Round:

8-13 place: enter Relegation Round





Third League - North-East - Promotion Round:

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Format:

7 teams from the Regular Season, each plays the others once - for a total of 6 games each, over 7 game weeks.

Teams carry over their entire Regular Season record going into the Promotion Round.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-1 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League





Third League - North-East - Relegation Round:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season, each plays the others once - for a total of 5 games each, over 5 game weeks.

Teams carry over their entire Regular Season record going into the Relegation Round.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation from the league:

13 place: relegated to OFG



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from B PFG)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from B PFG)





Third League - North-West:

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Format:

15 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 28 games each, over 30 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-3 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

12-13 place: possible relegation to OFG *

14-15 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 13th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 12th-13th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)





Third League - South-West:

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Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-4 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

14-16 place: possible relegation to OFG *

17-18 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 16th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 15th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG;

if 4: 14th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)





Third League - South-East:

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Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-4 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

14-16 place: possible relegation to OFG *

17-18 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 16th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 15th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG;

if 4: 14th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)