POMPEY have been docked 10 points after going into administration earlier today.
The club have been hit with the mandatory deduction but have been spared any further punishment by the Football League.
There were fears that Pompey - who also went into administration in 2010 - would be hit with a 20-point penalty because of their recent financial woes.
However, the 10-point deduction means they now have 25 points but are still out of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference.
The club, who this afternoon saw accountancy firm PKF appointed as administrators, have seven days to appeal the points loss but are unlikely to take any action.
A Football League statement read: ‘Portsmouth Football Club have been deducted 10 points in accordance with Football League rules and regulations.
‘This Sporting Sanction has been implemented with immediate effect, following formal confirmation that the club is in administration. Portsmouth have seven days to appeal.
‘The Football League will now begin dialogue with the administrator aimed at achieving a successful sale of the club and its continuation in league football.’