Queens Park Rangers' automatic promotion hopes all hinge on a possible points deduction at a four-man FA hearing next week. This nightmare scenario could happen if Rangers are found guilty of breaking third-party ownership rules over the signing of Alejandro Faurlin.
A four-man panel made up of an independent QC, two members from the FA's disciplinary panel and a football expert - a former player or manager - will meet on Tuesday to discuss QPR's fate.
The hearing could last up to three days with a decision expected next Friday.
QPR have denied all seven charges against them and are five points clear at the top of the Championship with two games remaining.
An FA spokesman told Sky Sports News: "We won't speculate or discuss anything related to the hearing."
A spokesman for QPR said: "We will not make any further statement as both the club and the FA agreed to make no comment on this matter until after the hearing."
A spokesman for the Football League said they would make no comment because of ongoing disciplinary proceedings.