The Spanish Supreme Council of Sports (CSD) has approved the request by La Liga to postpone the league matches that were directly affected by the South American qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup. Villarreal-Alavés, tentatively scheduled for Saturday 11 September, will take place next weekend.
In the case of these postponed matches, Argentines Papu Gomez, Montel and Acuña, three from Seville and Voyth, from Villarreal, and their last commitment to the national team participated in the early hours of Thursday to Friday, at 00:30. against Bolivia; Uruguayan Ronald Araujo, from Barcelona, with a match scheduled at 23:30 on Thursday, against Ecuador de Estupinan, player of Villarreal. This means that all of these footballers will be playing less than 48 hours before the scheduled date of La Liga matches, and they will still have to make a transcontinental trip.
The La Liga organization had already submitted a request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to postpone matches. However, the Russian Football Federation, arguing that it was not a cause of force majeure, rejected the appeal of the entity led by Javier Tebas, which prompted the association to appeal to the Supreme Council of Sports. The CSD, part of the Spanish government, accepted the League’s arguments and decided to postpone.
Remember that Sevilla, Barcelona and Villarreal have matches scheduled for Tuesday 14th September in the Champions League. The new date for the postponed games has not been announced.
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