January 25, 2021

La Liga begin delayed on account of scheduling row – soccer

The primary sport of the brand new La Liga season between Granada and Athletic Bilbao set for Friday has been postponed by a day after a decide from the Spanish soccer federation dominated that matches couldn’t happen on Fridays or Mondays.

La Liga stated in a press release on Wednesday they’d enchantment the choice to make sure matches may happen exterior of weekends for the second spherical of fixtures, however confirmed the Granada v Athletic Bilbao sport would now be held on Saturday.

The primary sport of the brand new marketing campaign will now be Eibar’s house fixture with Celta Vigo on Saturday at four p.m. native time (1400 GMT), with the Granada-Athletic Bilbao match going down later within the day at 6:30 p.m.

The Alaves v Actual Betis match, initially on account of be held on Monday, would happen on Sunday as an alternative, added La Liga.

Spain’s greatest soccer establishments have lengthy been at odds over the difficulty of shifting fixtures scheduled to be performed on the weekend to a Monday or Friday.

League president Javier Tebas has stated the matches appeal to extra tv viewers and add worth to broadcasting rights’ offers, however federation chief Luis Rubiales says the video games are tougher for followers to attend.

The 2 establishments agreed a short lived ceasefire on the difficulty when the season re-started in June as followers couldn’t attend matches on account of COVID-19 restrictions.

And whereas spectators are nonetheless not allowed at matches the difficulty has reared its head once more.