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New war between RFEF and LaLiga: Competition changes the calendar
Published:26/07/2019 - 13:25h
Updated:26/07/2019 - 13:44h
The argument between the Spanish Federation and LaLiga goes on, and this time has modified the calendar. The Committee of Competition has determined that teams can only play in weekends and has repositioned the matches of Fridays and Mondays
New chapter in the dispute between the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) and LaLiga. This Friday has raised encouraged between the two organisms rectors of the Spanish football, since the Committee of Competition has decided that the parties only can play the weekends. In spite of the opposition of the patronal, has repositioned the meetings of Friday and Monday in the corresponding gaps of the three first days.
This is the last brush between the entities chaired by Luis Rubiales and Javier Thebes. Since the first turned into president of the RFEF have been constant the desencuentros between both, by questions like the calendars or the changes of format of the competitions. Often the Upper Council of Sports has exerted like mediator, but everything aims to that this subject resolvera through the ordinary Justice.
In the first week of August, the RFEF and LaLiga will see the faces in a sight that would have to solve his problems, and in which there will be an only resolution with regard to this subject. For the moment, the second of these organisms already has resorted the modifications approved by the Jueza only of Competition, and expects a measure cautelar that cancel all the changes and go back to the planned planning from does weeks.
To go on this reorganisation, would produce a capital impact to world-wide level, since the operators of all the world have hired transmissions in direct for the previously designated bands -in Friday and in Monday- and his modification would suppose a very high cost. Right now, the Spanish football is in the air.
LaLiga Answers to the decision of the Federation
Without hardly time for the reaction, LaLiga has answered to the RFEF with an official note on the calendar, recalcando that it is the only that it can distribute the dates. This organism has given details on the meeting of the next month of August -the day 7- under the mediation of the ordinary justice, and has cleared that until further notice they keep the schedules and dates foreseen in first instance. This is the whole communiqué:
"In front of the resolution issued by the Jueza of Competition of the RFEF, LaLiga self-evident that it is the only competent organisation to fix schedules and dates in the national competition of professional football. Therefore, the already signalled schedules by LaLiga for the first days of the competition will be those in which they will contest the parties.
LaLiga Confirms that there is a judicial sight signalled for the next 7 August with the aim to resolve cautelarmente this attack of the RFEF to the competitions that are of LaLiga and to the value of the audiovisual rights of the Clubs and SAD associated, putting in danger the fulfillment of the at present signed agreements with the national and international operators by a value of more than 2000 million euros.
The contests to award said agreements, were approved by the Organ of Control of the Audiovisual Rights, according to the article 7 of the RD Law 5/2015, with the presence of the RFEF in the quoted Organ of Control and that having voice, did not pronounce on the competition that now attribute ".