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Austrian Regional League - History - Tauernliga and Arlbergliga
... With introduction of the Staatsliga A as the first division and the Staatsliga B as the second division of Austrian football in the1949/50 season, also the teams from the Austrian provinces were allowed to ... either directly or by Play-Offs (Relegationsspiele) to the Staatsliga B, the Western provinces didn't participate in the Staatsliga B ... These leagues can be regarded as second divisions (apart from the Staatsliga B) since their champions played in direct duels for promotion to the ...