The Football Association of Wales will not consider the winner of the FA cup against Derby County, according to head of football, Rob Wilson.
In a press conference ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie between the hosts Cardiff Blues and the Rams, Wilson said the governing body would consider the result of the match in the FA’s official journal, and there was no “meaningful” discussion about the result.
The decision to ignore the result has been criticised by the FA, which has asked the Football Association to provide a detailed explanation of why it has not been considered.
The FA said in a statement: “The FA Cup is a trophy that was awarded to the winners of the previous four FA Cup finals.
The FA has an obligation to consider the outcome of a match that has already taken place and in this instance it would have been more appropriate to consider it in the final.
The game between Cardiff Blues FC and Derby County will now be played as a replay of last season’s FA cup final.”
It comes after a week of controversy involving the Welsh FA, and a number of players including Andy Carroll, Jamie Ward and Aaron Lennon have been fined for using the social media site to share their opinions.
The first meeting between the Blues and Rams took place on Thursday, with Cardiff ahead 1-0 after a brace from James Vaughan, but the second meeting saw Derby close out the match 3-0.
It was a frustrating end to the week for the Welsh outfit, who ended their run of 11 successive FA Cup wins on Tuesday.