The CSD has intervened to postpone two of this weekend’s La Liga games, including FC Barcelona’s trip to Sevilla.
The Spanish High Sports Council (CSD) has postponed two of this weekend’s La Liga matches involving Sevilla vs Barcelona and Villarreal vs Alaves.
The two matches were supposed to take place on Saturday evening after the international break. Barcelona would’ve traveled to Andalusia to face Sevilla, while Villarreal hoped to bag their first win of the season at home to Alaves. La Liga has released no new dates for when these games will be played.
The CSD announced this decision on Tuesday amid conflict with the South American Football Federation, CONMEBOL, where several players representing their national teams from the continent may not have returned in time to take part in the fixtures.
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Sevilla and Barcelona combined, for instance, have four players out on international duty. The home side has three Argentinians – Gonzalo Montiel, Papu Gomez and Marcos Acuna – away from Europe. Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo is also representing Uruguay at the moment.
Argentina and Uruguay’s last games during the international break will be in the early hours of Friday morning, a day before Sevilla and Barcelona meet.
With this in mind, La Liga president Javier Tebas requested the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to postpone the matches. The RFEF, however, felt there was no need to do so. Therefore, Tebas appealed to the CSD, which overruled the RFEF to grant the request.