The proposal of Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation, for a more spectacular and profitable championship. It is immediately controversy with the number one of the clubs, who rejects it
Fewer matches and, possibly, even abroad, on a neutral pitch. In cities like Miami. These are the proposals with which Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation (Rfef) wants to revolutionize La Liga, with the aim of increasing the show and making it attractive for the younger generations. And thus increase the revenue. “In the next few days I will invite Javier Tebas (head of La Liga, ed) to sit down and try to change the current format of the championship “confirmed Rubiales. It will not be easy: the controversy has already begun.
In fact, La Liga’s reply was not long in coming, which for now is not open to news. In a statement, the leaders of the Spanish championship made it clear that “they will not take into consideration changes to the competition, in any of its categories” since “the current model – we read – its structure, its days of competition, its schedules , etc., has been a success in recent years “. La Liga also underlined the recent economic stability, “which made it possible to be the only major leagues with a net positive result in the first season of Covid”.
“We have changed the format of many competitions – Rubiales thought – and the results have arrived: it is necessary to reduce the days of the calendar. Fewer days, more entertainment. We have to invent something and capture the attention of the youngest”, more and more detached from the traditional use of sporting events. “Today’s kids – underlined the president of RFFE – are born with the video game console and no longer play in the streets as we used to”. La Liga, however, “has chosen to stand still. We will propose a change that will allow for, for example, games on a neutral field, fewer matches and a more exciting competition that generates more revenues”.
The proposal that has caused the most discussion is the possibility that some challenges are played, both on the outward and return journeys, in neutral. Miami was mentioned among the foreign venues taken into consideration. “We changed many competitions, such as the King’s Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, the Primera Division – concluded Rubiales – it was necessary and essential to provide the public with an enjoyable television product and improve the calendar “.
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