La Liga and Sevilla have asked the Royal Spanish Football Federation to cancel the match against Barca in the fourth round of La Liga. According to the original schedule, the match will take place at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez – Pizjuan stadium on Saturday (September 11). After reviewing the FIFA fixtures, Sevilla realized that its South American players Papu Gomez, Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel would not be able to start the match against Barca.
Sevilla and La Liga to postpone and change the schedule of matches in the 4th round
The La Liga organizers also suggested canceling the match between Villarreal and Alaves, which is likely to be missed by two Argentine players Juan Foyth and Geronimo Rulli. Therefore, La Liga has come up with a plan to change the schedule of matches in the fourth round such as moving Betis’ match to Monday. However, this solution cannot be applied to Barca, Sevilla and Villarreal because these teams have schedules in the European Cup and Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation will meet this week to evaluate offers from Sevilla and La Liga.
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Quote from the Sevilla homepage:
Due to the refusal of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to change the FIFA schedule for the South American football federation, Sevilla FC and La Liga have submitted a request to cancel the match between Sevilla and Barca (September 11). Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).”
“We would like to stress that, with FIFA’s decision, the affected players will only return to the club on Friday, having played three matches for the national team. Obviously they will not be. could play matches on Saturday and Sunday and would affect the fairness of competition between clubs.”
CONMEBOL’s schedule affects the 4th round of La Liga
“La Liga submits this request to CAS to protect the fairness of the league and the interests of the clubs affected when South American players are called up.”
“Accordingly, while the UEFA and CONCACAF teams are not extended by 2 days, even though they also play 3 matches. CONMEBOL (South American) teams are further extended. 2 days. This will affect the league and the clubs in La Liga.”