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On Promotions and Relegations at the End of the 2021 Season

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 03:00 JST
On Promotions and Relegations at the End of the 2021 Season

The J.League has determined as follows regarding promotion and relegation rules at the end of the 2021 season. Other competitions formats will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

[Promotion and relegation rules after the end of the 2021 season]
- Number of promoted and relegated clubs (as decided and announced on Nov. 17)

   -   Promotion from J2 to J1, and J3 to J2: 2 clubs
   -   Relegation from J1 to J2, and J2 to J3: 4 clubs

- Regulation regarding the two promoted clubs
   -   Promotion from J2 to J1 shall be automatic for the top two clubs in the league.
   -   Promotion from J3 to J2 shall be automatic for the top two clubs in the league.

※ Clubs that have not received a J.League club license can not be promoted, and will not be replaced by third or lower place club.