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1. FC Lok Leipzig and SC Verl gearing up for play-offs

3. Liga - Play-offs: SC Verl vs 1. FC Lok Leipzig

1. FC Lok Leipzig and SC Verl are gearing up for the season ending play-offs with the aim to secure a promotion to the 3. Liga (3rd Division). The play-offs will be played on a home and way legs on June 25 and June 30.

The German 4th Division, the so-called Regionalliga, consists of five zones: Regionalliga Bavaria, Regionalliga North, Regionalliga Northeast, Regionalliga Southwest, and Regionalliga West. Three leagues earn a direct promotion spot, while two leagues need to enter play-offs to win the fourth and final spot. This season, the Regionalliga Bavaria, Regionalliga North, and Regionalliga Southwest will be the lucky ones to get a direct spot.

The 2019-20 Regionalliga season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the German FA, Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB), decided that each regional football associations could nominate one team from their league for the available promotion spots. Therefore, 1. FC Saarbrücken (Regionalliga Southwest), VfB Lübeck (Regionalliga North), and Türkgücü Munich (Regionalliga Bavaria) have been nominated from the respective regional associations as the three teams to earn a direct promotion to the 3rd Division.

The final spot will be awarded to the winner of the play-off games between 1. FC Lok Leipzig (Regionalliga Northeast) and SC Verl (Regionalliga West). The first leg will be played at the Bruno-Plache-Stadion in Leipzig this Thursday, while the return leg is scheduled to take place at the SPORTCLUB Arena in Verl next Monday.

The play-off games will be played behind closed doors.