R Team P W D L +/- Pts
1 Riga FC 22 9 11 2 13 38
2 Rigas Futbola skola 24 8 11 5 4 35
3 FK Ventspils 22 9 8 5 2 35
4 FK Valmiera 23 8 10 5 4 34
5 FK Liepaja 23 6 12 5 3 30
6 FK Spartaks 23 6 8 9 -10 26
7 Jelgava 23 5 9 9 -2 24
8 Metta/LU Riga 23 4 10 9 -7 22
9 BFC Daugavpils 23 4 9 10 -7 21

Latvian Higher League

From the first season back in 1991 to 2007, there were eight clubs in the Virslīga. During the course of the season each club played all the other clubs four times, twice at their home stadium and twice at that of their opponents, completing a total of 28 games.After the 2007 season the league increased from eight to ten sides.In 2008 each side played the others four times. At the end of the season, the lowest placed team are automatically relegated into Traffic 1. liga, and the winner of the Traffic 1. liga automatically takes their place. The second lowest placed team in Virslīga and the second team of 1. liga play two matches for a place in the Virslīga the following season. The winner of Virslīga, the champion of Latvia, plays in the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. The second and third placed clubs play in the UEFA Europa League qualifying games.
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