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Football Today – La Liga Postpone the Sevilla-Barcelona Fixture

Football Today – La Liga Postpone the Sevilla-Barcelona Fixture

Barcelona’s trip to Sevilla on Saturday has witnessed a postponement. The High Council for Sports (CSD) sided with La Liga in a battle regarding scheduling in the Spanish top flight. So, among the other news coming from Barca in football today, La Liga postpone the Sevilla-Barcelona fixture to fix scheduling.

Many clubs from the Spanish top-flight are yet just welcoming back several international performers from every corner of the globe.

As such, there had been calls for these players and clubs to get a break before returning to domestic duty.

The clubs who have Champions League action to come next week especially need such a break.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) initially ignored these requests for rescheduling.

Football Today – La Liga Postpone the Sevilla-Barcelona Fixture

Nonetheless, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal and Alaves will not be in action this weekend after a CSD ruling in their case.

That’s right – Villarreal’s home date with Alaves on Saturday has also been called off.

A statement on Barcelona’s official website reads: “High Council for Sports (CSD) has adjudicated in favour of the injunction requested by La Liga to postpone the fixture between Sevilla and Barca set for Saturday 11 September. The game was set to start at 9pm CEST in the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville but will now be played at a later date.

“The request was made after the Spanish Football Federation’s Competition Committee came out against La Liga’s wish for the fixtures between Sevilla and Barca and Villarreal and Alaves to be postponed.

“On 29 August La Liga released a press statement announcing that they have made a request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to postpone the two games from that week’s list of fixtures as well as to modify kick-off times of other fixtures.

“After the failure of La Liga’s injunction against FIFA’s decision to prolong the time away of South American international players in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the decision was taken as there will be players who return to their clubs on Friday after having played three games during the international break and many of them have games on Saturday and Sunday, all of which makes it clear that they will not be in any state to compete on an equal footing.”

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