Luis Rubiales in a press conference of the RFEF


Rubiales bets on playing the Champions in 'Final Four' format

Published:4/04/2020 - 00:06h

Updated:4/04/2020 - 00:13h

Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, spoke about the crisis generated by COVID-19 and assured that retaking this Champions with a 'Final Four' format is an option that UEFA contemplates

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Luis Rubiales, president of the Real Spanish Federation of Football, went through FOX Sports Mexico to speak on the crisis that has generated the coronavirus in the world of the football. The competitions are entirely unemployed and does not know still if they go to be able to restart. The Federations of the distinct leagues, the clubs and the UEFA work to be able to elaborate a new calendar and can finish the championships, but for the moment does not know at all.

The responsible maximum of the football in Spain referred to this problem and to the possible solutions that can have. The footballers, for the moment, await in his houses the decision that take , but to many concerns them that the competitions go back and the players are not smart physically. Rubiales Spoke on this subject and left clear that play in summer could generate problems in this sense. The Canarian looks forward to to find the best option so that the players can rest and do not run risks.

"The stop to the footballers affects them and a lot. They lose automatisms that work in group. It is necessary to go back to recover them. It speaks to do a pre-season, but carry three weeks or like this and if it lengthens will be more than a pre-season. The time of rest of the footballers is of three or four weeks in summer. It loses contact with your mates and to physical level definitely. It is not the same to bump, litigate by a balloon in a dispute, and afterwards the competition. It has spoken by LaLiga the possibility to play each 48 hours, the union answered that they would be flexible to look for the formulas and remain us surprised because we understand that it can not be", commented, referring to the fact that the teams play each two days, that is a stage that has in mind LaLiga.

On the other hand, the president surprised to all saying that from the UEFA no descartan that what subtracts of Champions League play with distinct formats like a 'Final Four'. "No descarta any option, neither to enclosed or open door, no descarta at all. The 'Final Four' is an option because every time they remain fewer dates and have to put him imagination. The most interested that it finish this are all the parts, but always guaranteeing that we are to the one hundred by one hundred protected", explained.

Some teams, like the Schalke, already have begun or want to begin to train with some caution and restraint. The manager of the RFEF confirmed that in Spain this no sucederá until the government and health give his seen well. "In Spain is implanteable because we are in a state of alarm, have to be very disciplined and give example to the rest. Until our administration do not say us that we restart the trainings, do not go it to do. The RFEF has an enormous firmness and an enormous commitment", admitted.

The parties of selections, in a second flat

Finally, Rubiales wanted to leave clear that the parties of selections have happened to a flat second until the calendar of Leagues and European competitions remain scheduled. "It prioritario Is to finish the championships and afterwards there will be dates to recover and tighten a poquito so that the selections can recover the parties. In the case of the the parties of the Selection, do not pose us recover them in a season. Presupuestariamente Can us trastocar but now is not the important", concluded.

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