Thursday, December 2

The Competition Committee denies the postponement of Sevilla-Barça

  • The Professional Football League announces that it will resort to the decision of the federation’s disciplinary body

The request of the Professional Football League (LFP) to postpone the duel between Sevilla and Barça, set for Saturday, September 11 at the Sánchez (9:00 p.m.), has not been heeded. The League wanted to postpone that meeting due to the coincidence with the commitments of the national teams.

But the Competition Committee of the Spanish Football Federation (FEF) does not accept this request since it does not consider that the call of the teams is “a cause of force majeure”.

The LFP’s response

In an official statement, the LFP has expressed “its absolute disagreement with the Resolution of the President of the Competition Committee, issued by delegation of the President of the RFEF, to reject the postponement requests submitted by both Villarreal CF with respect to the Villarreal CF match. – Deportivo Alavés set for Saturday September 11 at 6:30 p.m., as Sevilla FC for the Sevilla FC – FC Barcelona match, set for Saturday September 11 at 9 p.m., and by LaLiga, organizer of this competition “.

In this sense, the resolution of the Competition Committee, according to the LFP, “is contradicting the approach made by FIFA itself to oppose the precautionary measure requested by LaLiga before the CAS, indicating that it was easier for LaLiga to postpone these matches than to FIFA postpone those of the CONMEBOL qualifiers “.

Monchi had asked for “sanity”

“Sevilla has asked for the game to be postponed, exercising the club’s legitimate rights because it affects three players. Other clubs are affected by two and we are affected by three and we are the most affected. I hope sanity reigns and that the game is postponed. match “, had asked Monchi, the sports director of the Andalusian club.

It would be the return of Luuk de Jong to Sánchez Pizjuán after his transfer to Barça was completed until June 30, 2022 after spending two years as a Sevilla player.

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To Barça it will mean playing without Araujo, concentrated with the Uruguayan team, while Sevilla will lose the three Argentines (Montiel, Acuna and Papu Gomez) that are with the Scaloni selection.

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