The national team stoppage for the month of October has come to an end, or is about to do so in the case of South America, and therefore club football returns with a new LaLiga Santander matchday for almost all teams. And it is that as progress had already been made, the Higher Sports Council has postponed the meeting between Real Madrid and Athletic Club.
The reason is the transfer of the South American footballers to play their respective qualifying matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. When the FIFA calendar was approved, only two rounds of CONMEBOL knockout rounds were going to be played during the national team breaks but later A third date was introduced so that more than one footballer has to play at dawn on Friday, making it impossible for him to arrive in time for the League match, in some cases only 24 hours before said match.
“In view of the above considerations, and in use of the powers that I have legally conferred, I resolve to grant the precautionary measure requested by Mr. Javier Tebas Medrano López, on behalf of the LNFP, consisting of granting the requested postponement,” he says. the notice.
In addition, Real Madrid plays its Champions League match on Tuesday in Kiev against Shakhtar Donetsk, so the clash against Athletic cannot be postponed to Sunday as they would not comply with the statutory rest hours between the two games. These same arguments were those that the CSD also used to suspend Sevilla – FC Barcelona and Villarreal – Alavés in the break in September.
Real Madrid already asked in September that he be given the same treatment when he was the injured party and asked for his match to be postponed.
And while LaLiga celebrates the decision to postpone the meeting, the Royal Spanish Football Federation is opposed since it considers that the CSD is not competent to postpone the meetings, but its judicial claim is still in the process of being resolved.
If Real Madrid – Athletic Club had played this Saturday, it is most likely that Carlo Ancelotti could not have counted on the two Brazilians, Vinicius and Militao, nor on Fede Valverde since Brazil and Uruguay face this Friday at 2:30 am.
Atlético de Madrid is in the same situation as the whites and their duel against Granada has also been postponed without a day because they play the Champions League on Tuesday 19.
Therefore, with these two games, there are already four league games postponed to which we will have to find a date on the calendar.